Gareth CokerLos Angeles, CA ~COMPOSER, PRODUCER, ARRANGER
Gareth Coker was educated at the ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC in London and at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA in Los Angeles, studying composition and film scoring respectively. Since moving from Japan to Los Angeles in 2009, SONAR user Coker who is primarily a composer for film, games and commercials has stayed incredibly busy writing for numerous credible projects. He uses SONAR for creating and writing unique soundscapes in his scores while also being able to apply these exotic and unconventional tones in a way that fits the story being told.
The intuitiveness of SONAR’s workflow has truly helped me to write unique scores for film, games and commercials.
His unique approach earned him the attention of Moon Studios, which quickly approached him to compose the score for the highly acclaimed game ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST. This game has been reviewed as one of the highest rated of the new generation, with the soundtrack also being universally praised as well. Coker's film work includes the two feature films LABYRINTH, and has also scored a plethora of short films, including award winners WAKING UP, RECOIL, and WHAT TO BRING TO AMERICA. In addition to Ori And The Blind Forest, he has scored the games PRIMAL CARNAGE and INMOMENTUM.
In addition to his scoring duties, he writes numerous cues for library music companies, notably ICON TRAILER MUSIC and EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC. He also has worked closely with several trailer houses like ZEALOT, INC. to provide custom music for their marketing campaigns, which have included Oscar-winners THE KING'S SPEECH and SECRET IN THEIR EYES.
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