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Robert Charles Mann, composer for film and TV, creates music that spans orchestral soundtracks to ambient electronica. Robert's mother, an extraordinary concert pianist, inspired his bent for traditional orchestral elements with her impressionist and romantic repertoire. His life in Los Angeles producing performance art, playing in punk bands and composing electronic music accounts for the flip side of his interests like using unusual instruments from around the world, playing screaming guitar riffs or recording found objects and later morphing them into an ambient sonic environment enveloped by orchestra. Robert studied orchestration with Hummie Mann in Edinburgh Scotland at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, then achieved production and mixing credentials at London Institute of Sound Engineering. He also studied at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and Ohio State University School of Music. Robert has co-composed with Cliff Martinez, an old friend, on films such as Severe Clear and Espion(s), nominated "César Best First Film", and scored The Glowing Hours which was nominated the "Gold Medal for Excellence in Original Music for a Dramatic Short Film" at Park City Film Music Awards. His commercial work includes branding themes for France Telecom (Orange) and Sony, as well as advertisements for Ducati and Calvin Klein. Robert also composed the ambient sound installation for Futuroscope in France and received a Mention du Jury at the Festival Silhouette in Paris for his soundtrack to Orpheus Descending. Robert's most recent albums are Cinematic Dark Lights with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by François Rousselot, electro-ambient production music Tense Atmospheres and World Fusion 2 featuring Rodrigo Gonzalez-Miqueles, all produced by Montmorency Music in Paris and have been used in many films and documentaries.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tracey Gray Mann

Trivia (1)

Robert Charles Mann has been working with Brad Pitt since 2008 as photographic printer producing Pitt's archive of personal black and white photographs. Pitt still only shoots on black and white film. While in search of an expert in silver based photography, Pitt discovered Mann through the Herb Ritts Foundation. Mann has quite an extensive history in photography and to this day is still producing exhibitions of his work.

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