Powerful music for film, TV and media projects - complete tracks, excerpts that fit together seamlessly, loops, scores & parts
Composer – Phil Best
I am a composer, producer, artist and session musician. I have a classical training but I’m also a fluent improviser in jazz and pop styles and a have extensive studio production skills.
Finding music to fit perfectly with your project – be it film, theatre, dance or any other media – can be tricky. I’m an independent musician with a rare level of skill and creative facility. I offer bespoke and ready-made music at highly competitive rates and with negotiable licensing options depending on the kind of project. I also compose and score solo and ensemble music for educational use.
Being a very fluent musician, I work quickly and comfortably in any style, genre, mood or instrumentation that I’m familiar with. I’m an experienced performing musician (piano / keyboards / Roli Seaboard / vocals) and also a hi-tech producer. So I create highly expressive, organic and natural-sounding music for a wide range of band, electronic, orchestral as well as ethnic and historical instruments using advanced technology.
What I offer
Original music that means something real
I am a compulsive melody writer and I love to create songs and instrumental music with tremendous storytelling power. I aim to write dynamic and powerful music that is much more than auditory wallpaper!
Stock music can sometimes be sufficient: I have many ready made tracks – browse some examples here – which I offer at competitive prices and am always creating more.
Jigsaw Music – Sets of excerpts that fit seamlessly together in any order
As well as complete tracks, I also offer sets of short excerpts, each one working at a different increment of emotional intensity. They fit together seamlessly in any order to make a complete piece. The idea is that the project creator can use these excerpts to make a track of any length that fits perfectly. I will be adding some examples of these to the website soon.
Your own in-house composer – fast, efficient, competitive fees & no fuss
You don’t need to feel daunted by the process of finding music that fits your project perfectly. As a fluent musician, I am able to create and adapt music to fit and enhance your project without any fuss.
Musical scores (professional level engraving) ready for performance
If you want live musicians to perform the music I create for you, I can provide beautiful, clear scores and parts.
I composed a piece for a show-reel by the super-talented photographer, Charlie Round-Turner. My aim was to form a seamless match with the film, help to unify all the clips and generate a sense of unfolding or story through rhythmic structure and deepen the emotional connection.