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Simon Cushman | Elance
 
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Simon Cushman

Composer, arranger, and orchestration specialist
   South Africa
  |   Cape Town, Western Cape
  |  4:16 am Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $24

I have an undergraduate music degree and a professional teaching qualification. My particular skill area is in orchestral composition and arranging. I am a guitarist by profession and have the ability to write anything from children's music to atmospheric background music. I am particularly interested in scoring for film.

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Intro music to a medieval scene set in England
Music to conjure up an animated/cartoon woodland scene

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Cubase 6
Jingles
Orchestration
Arranging

Service Description

My home studio consists of Cubase 6 with some high-end VST plugins such as HALion Symphonic Orchestra and HALion Sonic. I have studio microphones and high-end effects processing plugins.

I studied composition, orchestration and arranging under the mentorship of Derek Hudson at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music and classical guitar with Warrick Armstrong. I played French horn in the city philharmonic orchestra. As a long-standing member of the local folk club, I was instrumental (no pun intended) in bringing together, folk club performers and the philharmonic orchestra in annual musical concerts which I scored and conducted.

Over the years, I have written music for advertising jingles and I spent four years writing the music for an English radio series called "Time with Grade 1s" which was a pilot program that became so popular, it spawned "Time with Grade 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s over the following years.

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Education

University of South Africa
Bachelor of Musicology
1986 - 1990
Trinity College of Music, London
Licentiate in Guitar
1975 - 1980
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epic film music
background music
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