Award winning composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Justin Melland, primarily works in the demanding world of film, creating highly inventive scores that are custom designed to exist as a fully integrated element of the larger world of each project. Justin has become very well known for his highly original process of combining found sound, extended techniques, electronics, and traditional orchestra into a sound environment that is incredibly emotional, exciting, and above all, totally unique for each film.
When developing the sound world for a new picture, time stops in the studio and the obsessive process of mining for new ideas continues tirelessly until magic happens. It is this unexpected blend of unique, sometimes homemade instruments, traditional orchestra, vintage synthesizers, guitars, and above all else, melody, that drives Justin to search in very unexpected ways to find the perfect sound for a film.
Films that house scores by Justin have been nominated for Oscars®, premiered and won top honors at Sundance and many other prestiguous festivals on the circuit. Justin relishes his relationships with filmmakers and has many that have lasted through time and many highly varied film projects. Forging relationships with film creators is a very exciting time, as this meeting of the minds most often creates a special chemistry that results in a unique and beautiful music score that maximizes the aural potential of every film that passes through the studio.
Justin divides his time between New York, Los Angeles and Portland where he has a custom built studio that houses his instruments, dreams and visions of a perfect score.
Vist my web site for music and credits : www.justinmelland.com
Name: Justin Melland
Lives in: Venice, Los Angeles County, California
Occupation: Music Composer