Walter Mair

Walter Mair – Composer Profile

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Ivor Novello nominated and Telly award winning composer Walter Mair has created dramatic original scores for feature films, television drama, and narrative-driven interactive entertainment. His latest projects include Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 6-part cold war drama, The Same Sky, Universal’s documentary feature, Ronaldo, from the producers of Amy and Senna and directed by BAFTA winning director Anthony Wonke; Toby Tobias’ thriller Blood Orange starring Ben Lamb and Iggy Pop; and edgy television drama series such as BBC 1’s Cuffs from the producers of Ripper Street and E4’s teen drama mini-series Glue written by Jack Thorne (Skins) and directed by Daniel Nettheim (Doctor Who, The Hunter). His music can also be heard in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto video games, Sony’s sci-fi franchise Killzone, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction and The Creative Assembly’s Total War series.

Studying in his native Austria, Mair graduated in music composition for orchestra at Vienna University with a major in music composition for motion pictures from Salzburg University. His diverse repertoire ranges from epic full orchestral scores recorded with 80-piece choirs to intimate, small ensembles and hybrid electronic scores featuring an eclectic mix of live recorded solo instruments and found sounds. To create unique sounds for each score, Mair employs his extensive collection of analog digital synths and effect processors, blending live orchestral arrangements with experimental post-recording techniques.

Mair maintains a personal state-of-the-art recording studio in Soho, London, the heart of Europe’s post-production community, recording with A-list orchestras at major studios including Abbey Road Studios and Air Studios, and works with filmmakers in Los Angeles and commercial clients worldwide.  Mair is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).

He is co-repped in the US by Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency.

Film
FIRSTBORNLittle House Productions
Directors: Nirpal Bhogal
Producer: Uzma Hasan
Starring: Antonia Thomas, Jonathan Hyde
VICTRIXVictrix Productions
Director: Tom Delmar
Producers: Pauline Richards, Tom Stevens, Dom Williams
Starring: Omar Sharif, Rutger Hauer, Ian Whyte
RONALDOOn The Corner Films
Director: Anthony Wonke
Producer: Paul Martin
Starring: Cristiano Ronaldo
BLOOD ORANGELightworks Film
Director: Toby Tobias
Producers: Chris Bunyan, S. Gary Sangha, Toby Tobias
Starring: Iggy Pop, Kacey Barnfield, Ben Lamb
THE CANDY HOUSEGynormous Pictures
Director: Nicholas David Lean
Producer: Rosanne Milliken
Starring: Sylvester McCoy, Ian Whyte
THE LISTCabin Fever Films / Creativity Media / NOW Films
Director: Klaus Huttman
Producers: Patrick Fischer, Michael Knowles
Starring: Sienna Guillory, Clive Russell
RUN FOR YOUR WIFE Run For Your Wife Film
Director: Ray Cooney, John Luton
Producers: Graham Fowler, James Simpson
Starring: Judi Dench
SEAMONSTERS Orange Trousers
Director: Julian Kerridge
Producer: Angela Gordon
**Nominated for “Best British Feature” at Raindance 2011**
THE SCANDALOUS FOURGalloping Films
Director: Christianne Van Wijk
THE ROAD HOMEDirector: Rahul Gandotra
Producer: Ameenah Ayub Allen
**Shortlist for Academy Award 2012 and Nominated for Palms Springs**
TV
THE SAME SKYUFA Fiction / Beta Film
Directors: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Producer: Friedemann Goez
Starring: Steven Brand, Sofia Helin
CUFFS Tiger Aspect Productions
Directors: Kieron Hawkes, Anthony Phillipson
Producer: Trevor Hopkins
Starring: Ashley Walters, Peter Sullivan, Amanda Abbingdon
GLUEEleven
Director: Daniel Nettheim and Oliver Blackburn
Producer: Joel Wilson
Starring: Jasmin Paige, Billy Howle, Jessie Cave, Charlotte Spencer
EGYPTIAN VICE Wild Dream Films / Spike TV
Director: Richard LopezBlackburn
Producer: Stuart Clarke
Starring: Alexander Saddig
Video Games
TOTAL WAR: KINGDOMSSEGA
KILLZONE ‘MERCENARY’Sony
TOTAL WAR: EMPIRE SEGA**Nominated for an Ivor Novello Award 2010 Best Original Soundtrack for a Video Game**
GRAND THEFT AUTO IV Rockstar Games
VIKING: BATTLE FOR ASGARDSEGA
GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITYRockstar Games
GRAND THEFT AUTO: LIBERTY CITYRockstar Games
GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS Rockstar Games
Commercials
EE ‘Kevin Bacon’ (2015)
TV commercial
ROBERTO CAVALLI (2015)
Fashion Show Milan SS 2015/16

COCA COLA (2014)
TV commercial
INFINITI ‘EX’ (2014)
TV commercial
SONY ‘Experia’ (2013)
TV commercial
3 MOBILE (2013)
TV commercial
MENTOS ‘Ice Man’ BBH (2013)
TV commercial
DODGE ‘The Premier’ (2011)
TV campaign USA
AUDI ‘Dark Road’ (2010)
TV commercial
FOOTBALL WORLD CUP (2010)
TV campaign worldwide
SAMSUNG ‘Moments of Glory’ (2009)
TV campaign Europe
MERCEDES ‘S-Class’ (2009)
TV campaign
SAMSUNG ‘Attraction’ (2008)
TV campaign Europe
INFINITI ‘EX Series’ (2008)
TV campaign USA