Edward Patrick White is a versatile and sought after film and TV composer working in London and Los Angeles.
Ed has written music for internationally broadcast TV series, mini-series and specials; feature films which have enjoyed international release across theatrical, DVD/BlueRay and VOD platforms; and TV and cinema commercials for global brands and movie trailers.
Currently, he's working on the music for Gears: Tactics, an upcoming Gears of War video game from Microsoft set twelve years before the iconic original Gears of War.
In May of 2018, he was awarded a Golden Arrow for his music for Volkswagen, Golf GTE, The Button, made for adam&eveDDB by Independent Films, directed by Gary Freedman.
Ed was part of the team nominated for an MPSE Golden Reel award (opposite Star Wars: The Force Awakens) for the feature film 'Listening' which he wrote the score. His title music for ITV's prime-time survival show, Bear Grylls: Mission Survive was nominated for a Music & Sound International Award. The show itself went on to receive a National Television Award nomination and later, won an MIP Award.
The great grandson of a pianist for silent movies, Ed always knew that he wanted to tell stories with music. As a small child he would exasperate violin and piano teachers by composing "stories" and creating "characters" at the piano in preference to performing his set study pieces.
Graduating from the British Recording Industry Trust (BRIT) School of Performing Arts - often compared to New York's LaGuardia "FAME" school and whose fellow alumnus include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Imogen Heap, Katie Melua and Leona Lewis - Ed went on to attend the University of Sussex. Here he studied composition, orchestration and musical dramaturgy with English National Opera composer, Martin Butler.
After a short stint playing session guitar for Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dame Kiri Tekanewa and Boyzone; at only 22 Ed scored the Lionsgate supernatural thriller, 'Nine Lives', starring Amelia Warner and Paris Hilton. Soon after he began regularly visiting Los Angeles to collaborate with film makers there.
In 2006, Ed was selected for a BBC New Talent TV Composer Masterclass with BAFTA winner, George Fenton. A year later, he was selected from a worldwide pool of candidates and flown to Los Angeles by Warner Bros. for the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composer of the Year Awards adjudicated by a blue ribbon panel of judges chaired by Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer.
With classical credentials and a modern mindset Edward is as comfortable with orchestras, chamber, jazz and pop ensembles as he is with synthesizers and sound sculpting – aspiring always to create music with an emotional intensity and logic appropriate to the drama.
P R O D U C T I O N S U I T E
Only 45 minutes from central London, Ed works from a suite which was purpose built by Amadeus Acoustic Design and which offers the industry standard Avid Pro Tools platform, surround mixing and music production. From here, Ed can record guitars and vocals, program detailed mock-ups of cues, orchestrate, prepare parts, mix and music edit his scores. Come and try out the sumptuous new client sofa.