Originally from Chicago, Ed Hartman composes in 14 genres, including Classical, Asian, Latin, Jazz, and Orchestral -- often working in dark, edgy, scary or tribal themes, using the exotic marimba and unusual percussion to add zing and originality. Ed has scored music for Film, TV, Radio, and even a Planetarium! Recent film credits: The Blind Side, Scooby Doo and The Mystery Begins (Warner Bros.); Surviving Christmas (Dreamworks), Mini's First Time (Bold Films), Forbidden Fruit (Jeff Madsen Productions), and The Paralyzing Agent (Z Flight Productions), plus TV shows and corporate.
Ed Hartman received his degree in percussion from Indiana University, and has written articles, sheet music and books about music. His TV Credits: Twas the Night, Katie Morgan, Big Love (HBO) and Passions (NBC), Doc-Block (MSNBC), Greek (ABC Family), Emeril Green (Green), "Nature" (PBS), "Channel 5 Takes Latin, Relic Hunter (Travel), Shalom In The Home (TLC), and Current TV.
Corporate/Commercial Credits: MYQ2 (FOX TV Affiliate, Seattle), Lightyear Productions (for Tacoma Grand Cinema), Parragon Books, Ltd., Lavinia Productions S. L.C., Modem Media, 3CIM Inc., Tarinatalo OY, Storyhouse LTD., Avex Marketing, Kobalt, Barnes and Noble, Trailer Park, DDB Health, and Greenpeace.
Performance: Ed has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance and theatre co’s including: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon, and Ellipsis. In the Northwest, he has become a top freelance percussionist and recording artist. Ed has performed as a soloist at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall in NYC. His own bands The Olympic Marimba Band (World) and Northwest Passage (Jazz) perform music from around the world.
Marimba (real!) and piano. Sparse dramatic background music. Elegant, mysterious, suspenseful and sophisticated. Playful romantic drama or romcom, transitions, discovery of something previously unknown. Touchy reunion, contemplating, flashbacks. Considering a new day, new circumstances. Instrumental, New Age, Solo Piano
The Nutcracker Suite arranged for mallet percussion instruments! Sweet playful delicate joyful. Music mom, dad and the kids will love. Kittens playing, chasing a ball of yarn, wrapping presents, busy times at Christmas. Mischievous funny, magical and exciting. Teens tweens toddlers, nursery. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Bells, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Warped circus music meets the Twilight Zone. Lovely circus calliope organ carousel music. Campy, haunting horror. Fun, swirling, and festive with a wee bit of an edge. Where the bad guy is hiding behind the merry go round horses, creating madness and mayhem. You can smell the cotton candy in the air, Instrumental, Circus, Carousel Waltz
Building, jazzy theme with vibes, big band, percussion. Big brass, smokin' hot piano. Fun showtime or game show, TV cultural arts themes! Couples swirling on the dance floor. Sophisticated dressed-up themes, night out, gonna have some fun. Spirited, uplifting and vibrant opening intro or fun promo. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Olympic Style Theme. Marching into battle, sports specials, powerful bold impressive patriotic and heartwarming. Dramatic regal and bombastic. Triumph is ahead, seize the moment and go gloriously into a winning situation. Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Funky Marching Band music! Lively, energetic, exactly like a college marching band. Fast tempo, drum breaks, horns, and other brass instruments. Images of pep rallys, college football cross town and intra state rivalries, large crowds, partying students, colorful uniforms and gridiron action. Instrumental, Sports, Marching Band Music
Skeleton dancing music! A classic piece that was made famous as the theme for the Alfred Hichcock show. Xylophone, marimba, vibes, drums, and cymbals create the ultimate mood of suspense, horror, and surprise for parties, promotions, commercials and film. AKA: Marche Funèbre d'une Marionnette, Instrumental, Horror, Halloween Horror, Charles Gounod
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