Tristin Norwell

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Tristin Norwell
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Background information
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Film scores, Classical, Electronica, Neo Classical
Occupation(s) Composer, score writer, songwriter, arranger, music producer
Instruments Piano, Violin, Guitar, Bass, Butone
Years active 1992-present
Labels Cinefonietta
Website tristinnorwell.com

Tristin Norwell is a British music composer, arranger, and musician best known for his film and television scores and record production.

He co-produced the Talvin Singh,[1] album "O.K." which won the 1999 Mercury Music Prize, and worked on records for Neneh Cherry,[2] Ryuichi Sakamoto, Madonna, Noel Gallagher, Tricky, Cast, Embrace amongst many others.

His first film score was Beginner's Luck starring Julie Delpy and Steven Berkoff. He co-wrote hundreds of episodes of prime time television including Waterloo Road,[3] Drop Dead Gorgeous and the score for Ashley Pharoah's ITV series Wild at Heart was subsequently released by AWAL.

Further scores include John Hurt's Whistle and I'll Come to You,[4] the supernatural ghost story written by M.R. James, Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! starring Michael Sheen, Meera Syal's novel Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee, and David Tennant's Recovery. Frank Cottrell Boyce's television plays God on Trial and Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story featured Julie Walters.[5]

He composed the road film Hellbent (2016) and two John Hardwick feature films Svengali starring Jonny Owen and Martin Freeman[6] and the documentary feature "Follow The Money (Feature Documentary 2015)". Other documentaries include "Trouble Abroad",[7] the award winning [8] Yotam Ottolenghi's "Jerusalem On a Plate".[9]

Norwell co-composed the short film Wish 143, directed by Ian Barnes, which was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film.[10]

He worked for David Holmes on production of the Yann Demange film '71 winner of the 2015 Ivor Novello award for Best Soundtrack,[11] and tv series "London Spy", winner of the 2016 Ivor Novello award for Best Soundtrack.

Solo work[edit]

Mal Influence (2015)[edit]

In October 2014, Norwell released his solo debut Mal Influence, on his Cinefonietta Label, an experimental album melding his classical influences with electronica.[12] Critiques have described it "as tough and breakable as glass...somewhere between chamber pop, the ambience of quieter Aphex Twin" [13] and that "it never adds up to anything less than compelling" [14]

Film & Television Work - Scoring & Technical[edit]

Film Year Director
Tin Star 2017 Rowan Joffe
Hellbent 2016 Tjardus Greidanus
London Spy 2015 Jakob Verbruggen
Follow The Money 2015 John Hardwick
I Am Belfast 2015 Mark Cousins
'71 2014 Yann Demange
Svengali 2013 John Hardwick
Waterloo Road 2006-14 Various
Trouble Abroad 2012 Deborah Lovett
MatchHead 2012 Ian Barnes
Jerusalem On A Plate 2011 Yotam Ottolenghi
Wild At Heart" 2006-12 David Evans
Whistle and I'll Come to You 2010 Andy De Emmony
"Wish 143 2009 Ian Barnes
"Framed (Boyce novel)" 2009 Andy De Emmony
Hope Springs (TV Series)" 2009 Sheree Folkson
God on Trial 2008 Andy De Emmony
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story 2008 Andy De Emmony
Drop Dead Gorgeous 2006-07 Carmel Morgan
Recovery (TV drama) 2007 Andy De Emmony
Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! 2006 Andy De Emmony
Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee 2005 Andy De Emmony
Beginner's Luck 2001 James Callis, Nick Cohen

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