Gareth Cousins is a British music composer and producer. He started his career working as a recording engineer and producer at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios. He now works writing music predominantly for film, TV, games and advertising. He has over 25 years experience in creating music and sound for picture.
His television work includes composing the music for films and TV series’ for BBC 1&2, ITV1, Channel 4, Sky One, UKTV, Virgin, Five and Discovery channels.
His animation and children’s TV work includes composing the full score and title music for the Impossible TV’s, The Beeps (65 episodes) and Castle Farm (50 episodes), and sound design for 50 episodes of Gaspard & Lisa for Impossible TV/Chorion.
His film work includes composition of the scores for the award winning short films, The Un-Gone (UK Film Council/Screen WM), Magic Hour (Simplistic Films/Sky), and he co-composed the score for Titanic Town (BBC Films). He recently completed the score for the award winning films End Of The Road and The Craftsman. With Phil Collins, he co-wrote and produced the score to Arktos - the documentary film about Mike Horn's two-year solo voyage around the Arctic Circle.
Gareth's film music production credits most recently include mixing the scores for Attack The Block and Warner Bros' Gravity (to be released October 2013). He programmed, recorded and mixed the BAFTA and Brit award-winning Notting Hill, Thirteen Days, From Hell and Dark City. Working with Sting on The Mighty produced a Golden Globe nomination for best song in a movie. Music editing work on Batman Begins resulted in an MPSE Golden Reel Nomination. TV film credits include arranging/programming and engineering the soundtracks for the Emmy award-winning Merlin, Cleopatra and Dinotopia mini series.
He has produced or engineered recordings for many artistes including Sting, Elvis Costello, Phil Collins, Vanessa Mae, Boyzone, Shania Twain, Ronan Keating, Roger Daltry, Chesney Hawkes, The Stranglers and Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds reissue; representing tens of millions of sales around the world. He produced the first songs for the pop string quartet girl band “Bond”, for their debut album, Born, which sold over 3 million copies.
Name: Gareth Cousins
Lives in: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Occupation: Music Composer, Music Supervisor, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer
City University, London