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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.

Currently he is finishing the score for Moon Studios first game ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST, published by Microsoft on Xbox One, and PC.

In addition to Ori And The Blind Forest, he has scored the games
PRIMAL CARNAGE and INMOMENTUM.

He has scored two feature films, most recently LABYRINTH, starring James Franco, and DARK POWER, starring Kristianna Loken and Sean Patrick Flanery. He has also scored a plethora of short films, many of them award-winning such as WAKING UP, and WHAT TO BRING TO AMERICA.

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.
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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.

LOCATION

Los Angeles
USA

Tel. 213.400.0711
Skype. garethcoker

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A selection of music from trailer and commercial work.
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Reviews and news.
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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."
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