I have a degree in music from Yale University. Now, I work with the top composers and performers around the world to create stunning performances and recordings.
I am a graduate of Yale University and a Fulbright Scholar in music composition.
I have composed award-winning music for films, animations, concerts, and more.
My music has been recognized by international festivals, including the American Conservatory in Paris, highSCORE New Music Festival in Italy, and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in New York City. The Yale Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of China, the Sonus Foundation for New Music and Contemporary Performing Arts, and other ensembles around the world have performed my music.
My website: https://tomgurin.com
If you need original music for a film, video game, podcast, or any other project, contact me through the 'Contact Button' and I will respond ASAP.
I am also a specialist in post-production mixing of instrumental and choral music. If you have a live recording that you want to sound better, I can help.
I am currently based in Paris.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Tom G
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I composed the orchestral score for a horror film that combined acoustic instruments (all performed by me) and electronic processing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new composition for clarinet
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Send me a message and if I can't take on your project, I can refer you to another pro.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I guarantee that the final product will be musically sound and expertly crafted.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with other creatives.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How much do I charge per project? A: I operate on a sliding scale. Depending on your budget, I can continue putting more time into the project, which has a direct impact on the result.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Producing real music for large ensembles requires significant training in music composition and orchestration. Don't accept any fakes!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you willing to wait 10% longer for a final product that is significantly better? I hold my collaborations to the same standard of excellence that I require for my personal projects, but that can take time.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that the pro you hire has the right qualifications and professional standards. Education is important, and communication is key.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, acoustic guitar, Shure SM57 microphone, Sennheiser headphones, Zoom H4n
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I graduated from Yale University with a degree in music and am currently a graduate student studying music composition in Paris. I started by working on my personal projects and expanded to working on others' projects after learning how much of a difference my specific skillset can make in a production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am a versatile musician able to go between classical, film, rock, hip-hop, and more styles.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: An in-depth understanding of musical acoustics makes a huge difference in the final product.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Classical music and cinematic film scores
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: One of the top skills that I have learned as a classical composer is to keep the big picture in mind even when focusing on minute details.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Experienced ears and skills from my training at the top music schools in the world.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I focus on each project individually and don't rush. Although my process takes more time than others', it's because I don't accept anything less than excellence.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Paris studio is fully equipped with high-quality recording equipment, live instruments, and software that I use to your advantage.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Colin Stetson, Bryce Dessner, Ennio Morricone
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I create top-quality instrumental and electronic compositions, recordings, and mixes.