About

Biography EWAN CLARK (MMus RCM)

Ewan Clark is a film composer and orchestrator based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has composed or orchestrated for over thirty film projects, including feature films, short films and documentaries by filmmakers based in NZ, UK, USA, and India. His projects have been featured at a number of film festivals, with recent outings including Cannes Film Festival 2012 (The Outsider), London Independent Film Festival 2013 (Hotspot: Log in at Own Risk), European Short Film Festival 2013 (El Tiempo de la Luz), Marbella International Film Festival 2011 (Money Can’t Buy), and Indie Fest USA 2013 (Birdsong – awarded ‘Best Foreign Film’.) Television appearances of Ewan’s compositions include BBC Four's Treasures of Ancient Rome.
 
As an orchestrator, Ewan’s recent projects include Rhian Sheehan’s score for Back to the Moon: For Good, and David Long’s score for Beyond the Edge. The latter score was nominated at the 2014 APRA Silver Scrolls for Best Original Music in a Feature Film.
 
Ewan’s compositions and orchestrations have been performed in concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra (London), Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia, and Auckland Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded scores with players from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Wellington.
 
Graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2012, Ewan holds an MMus in Composition for Screen (Distinction). This study was supported by the Janet Bolton O’Sullivan Scholarship and the Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship, awarded through Creative NZ. 
 
Ewan’s home town is Dunedin, where he had formative musical experiences as an orchestral and jazz trombonist. His focus shifted to composition in 1998, after winning the NZ Young Composer’s Award.
 
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