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MICHAEL S. PATTERSON
MUSIC FOR FILM

ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Film composer, Michael Patterson is one of today's most unique and versatile young film composers. His catalog, in short time, already includes three films that have premiered at Sundance and the highest rated television documentary in US history.

Patterson's broad musical palette stems from both European and American contemporary traditions. Patterson's talents began as a rock guitar player. Followed by studies in electronic music, Jazz and 20th century classical composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating and beginning his career composing for Television in New York, Michael contributed his talents to numerous programs for PBS, HBO and all major networks as well as countless cable shows under the tutelage of veteran News and Documentary composer Richard Fiocca. 

In 2003, Patterson moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film scoring. In a relatively short period of time, the film composer's talents have won the respect of critics, directors and producers. Variety wrote on the score to This Film Is Not Yet Rated "...the score produces an undeniable exhilaration" The New York Times, "The heart of Mr. Dick's movie beats to the rhythm of a score that could be straight out of Shaft." Director M.J. Loheed said, "He made my film's score a huge part of the emotional core of Freeze Out. "Not only is Michael competent and talented but he is a patient collaborator. Anup Sugunan, writer/producer of Interminal explained, "Michael really understood my script and was able to bring out the soul of it through his compositions.î Writer/Director of Black and Blue, Philippe Durand wrote: "We were extremely lucky to find in Michael Paterson's music this quality. His style, the richness of his musical creations, were unanimously recognized not only by the producers, the director, and advisors, but also later on by the audience.

Off the scoring stage, Michael has written the music for the American Cinema Editors (ACE) awards show, "The Eddies" since 2010. Is recording an album of piano pieces by Erik Satie due out in 2011 and is currently penning an orchestral tone poem based on the novel Demian by Hermann Hesse.


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