Composer for film, games, commercials, based in Los Angeles. Please get in touch if you'd like to collaborate on something.
ABOUT GARETHSince moving from Japan to Los Angeles in 2009, Gareth has gradually established a foothold in the industry through writing for numerous projects, both big and small, for all mediums, and in multiple genres. He is noted for creating 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. Friendly and highly flexible during the process, he is always open to working on new and exciting projects.
Alongside these he has contributed heavily to the video-game scene, notably scoring the games PRIMAL CARNAGE and INMOMENTUM in the last two years. Currently he is composing a full orchestral score for Moon Studios, to be announced in the coming months for XBOX 360.
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, especially ZEALOT, INC. to provide custom music for their marketing campaigns, which have included Oscar-winners THE KING'S SPEECH and SECRET IN THEIR EYES.
BACKGROUNDGareth 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. While being a British citizen, Gareth has lived in Holland, Baltimore, Utsunomiya (Japan), and Los Angeles. As a result of living in these countries, he had the fortune of being able to not only explore them, but also their surrounding countries as well. Having travelled extensively, his multi-national background has helped him draw on numerous musical influences that have helped shape his musical sound over the years
Gareth is a BMI-affiliated composer, a member of the Game Audio Network Guild, and the Los Angeles chapter of the International Game Developers' Association
To hear samples of his diverse work, please visit the MUSIC REEL page, or for a customized demo/reel, please use the CONTACT FORM to get in touch.
Completed scores for games.
PRIMAL CARNAGEScore for the action-adventure dinosaur game Primal Carnage (Lukewarm Media), a mix of orchestra and synths. Additional music by Zach Lemmon
INMOMENTUMScore for the third-person sci-fi freerunning game inMomentum (Digital Arrow), full of unique soundscapes.
Selected scores for films. Scroll down for more. 2009-2013
RECOILHybrid sci-fi score for the film Recoil, directed by Evan Matthews.
HAVEN'S POINTOrchestral score for the horror thriller Haven's Point, directed by Anna James.
WHERE THE SKY IS BORNOrchestral and ethnic score for the Mayan adventure film, Where The Sky Is Born, directed by Freddy Gaitan
CAB 57Modern score for the urban thriller Cab 57, directed by Apo W. Bazidi
WHAT TO BRING TO AMERICAFolk score for the Ethiopian film What To Bring To America, directed by Christophe Nassif
ELLENOrchestral score for the suspense film Ellen, directed by Kyle Hausmann-Stokes
AUGUST'S CLAIMFolk orchestral score for western film August's Claim, directed by Evan Matthews
CLOCKWORK SPARROWOrchestral score for the animation Clockwork Sparrow directed by Sarah Ann Head
GEORGE'S 40TH BIRTHDAYLight / quirky score for the dark comedy George's 40th Birthday directed by Brittney Segal
A selection of music from trailer and commercial work. Scroll down to view videos.
TRAILER / COMMERCIAL REEL.
VIDEOS 'CALL TO ARMS' commercial for Santa Anita racetrack, directed by Cassandra Brooksbank.
'THE PREY' trailer, produced by Zealot, Inc. All music and some additional sound design..
'THE CALLER' trailer, produced by Zealot, Inc. All music and some additional sound design.
'THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES' trailer, produced by Metrodome Group, Ltd. All music.
Los Angeles USA
Tel. 213.400.0711 Skype. garethcoker
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Music Reel June 2013
Reviews and news. Click the red link for full article. OSV - INMOMENTUM REVIEW ---- "If you know you loathe the place in the soundscape continuum where orchestra, pop, and electronica merge, turn back now. There will be no savior for you this way. Everyone else, continue forward. Gareth Coker shall guide us to a strange new paradise!"
REELGA - WAKING UP ---- "Gareth Coker's score for the short film "Waking Up" resonated with me more than any other, going up against heavy hitters Sigur Rós...."
SELECTSTARTMEDIA - PRIMAL CARNAGE REVIEW ---- "The change in music from a lighter tone to a subtly darker one upon change from dinosaur team to human team is absolutely sublime, perfectly orchestrating the emotional change when you go from the hunter to the hunted."