Shaun Crawford is a South African composer of film music and symphonic works. His influences range from late romantic and modern composers, to the rich scores of the Hollywood tradition and beyond. He is steadily growing in demand as a composer, orchestrator and arranger and has achieved local acclaim for his concert music.

The Letter – Single
Shaun Crawford
Soundtrack 2019

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The Letter – A New Debut Single

POSTED ON MARCH 19, 2019

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of working with the Budapest Scoring Orchestra again in realising my new single, The Letter. The piece is scored for piano and string orchestra and conveys the kind of moody filmic vibes that will hopefully get the inner film score fan in you going. You can get it on iTunes here or stream it on all major streaming platforms.

ASCAP TV & Film Scoring Workshop

POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018

Last Summer, I was off to Los Angeles for 4 weeks to attend the ASCAP TV & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. It was a phenomenal experience as I was amongst a select group of 12 participants accepted into the program and had the opportunity to meet the best in the business, and have my score recorded by the incredible Hollywood Studio Orchestra at the Newman Scoring Stage on the Fox lot. The program was covered by ASCAP here and you can take a listen to the final recording here!

Shaun features in the LA Times

POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018

Read about the nerve-wracking moment when I had to present my cue to composer Benjamin Wallfisch at Remote Control Productions, after having to rescore a scene from the very movie which he scored; Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness (2016), here in the LA Times. For more coverage, check out ASCAP’s video here.

Music for VR Gaming

POSTED ON NOVEMBER 9, 2018

I’m super excited to be working on creating the music for an immersive VR game experience developed by talented local animators.

Remote Recording

POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018

Recently I finished orchestrating and recording the score to an exciting new animated short film using the fabulous Budapest Art Orchestra. No matter how many times I record with an orchestra, I’m always staggered at the quality and lushness a real orchestra brings to a film project. More details to follow.

Supa Strikas on Disney XD

POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018

I had the great pleasure of co-composing Strika Entertainment’s third season of their hit animated TV show, Supa Strikas. This hugely popular Soccer show is available for viewing on Disney’s XD Channel as well as eTV.

Dan Tandowski’s Accident

POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018

I had the pleasure of orchestrating and recording the score to the French produced 2017 action/adventure film, Accident. The film was produced by Forefront Media Group and is available for download on iTunes.

ASCAP selects Shaun Crawford as a ‘Top 6 Composers to Watch’

POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018

Shaun was selected by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publisher’s (ASCAP) Composer Spotlight as one of 6 up and coming ‘Composers to Watch’ after his score was successfully received at New York University’s (NYU) Summer program in Scoring for Motion Picture.

Interview with Schnit Film Festival

POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018

Check out Shaun’s interview with Schnit Film Festival here after he won best score for their Realtime Film Music Competition.

Johnny Ray’s rock opera

POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018

Shaun is currently composing, orchestrating and arranging the score to composer Johnny Ray’s rock opera, Rockville 2069 into a 21-piece ensemble destined for London’s West End next year. Shaun is also involved in orchestrating and recording the music for the show’s album due to commence in February 2018.