Ed Kliman is an Austin based writer, producer, publisher, and performer who has worked as a professional writer and director for Shakespeare companies across the US and Europe. He also produces loop and sample libraries, does voiceover work for broadcast media and audiobooks, and still manages to perform an average of 150 gigs a year. Ed has performed as a solo act and sideman for theatrical pit orchestras, Country bands, RnB acts, and Latin groups, and his original music blends disparate cultural influences and unique instrumentation.
Music for Japanese Noh theatre? A monologue from Hamlet translated into the Czech language and set to a Eurodisco rhythm track? Delta blues score for a Tennessee Williams play? Need music using such hard-to-find instruments as the Chinese bamboo flute or Indian gopachend? Ed Kliman is just the type of composer our clients love! A recent quote from Ed, "Welcome to the skills and working life of the most versatile musician on the planet!" Hyperbole? Awww, we think not...
Dramatic and edgy alt rock with big guitars and an even bigger backbeat. Strong support for action and travel sequences, outdoors, reality, sports, suspense, crime or other drama. Spot on for auto, gaming and sporting gear ads or any product/situation calling for a strong and determined statement. Instrumental, Action, Adventure Rock
Chromatic harmonica and manouche style guitar support a strong melody in this track which swings hard despite having no rhythm section. Movie, TV, documentary, closing credits, ads for everything from food to retirement to financial services to technology, this track has something for almost all. Instrumental, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz
Much in the vein of the theme music from Dr. Zhivago with mandolin/balalaika, sweeping strings and a memorable whistled melody. Movie, TV, travel, drama, romance, radio sweep, theme, title sequence, this track says Eastern Europe, history, tragedy, intelligence, passion and romance. Instrumental, East European, Russia
A mutant instrumental somewhere between Tom Waits and Trent Reznor in feel. Raw drums propel a ghostly yet memorable piano melody. Edgy scoring for medical drama or action movie. The 30 and 60 second edits would make great ad beds for liquor, cosmetics, electronics or even Halloween. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
As cheerful as it is quirky, this favorite cousin of a song conveys a lot of personality. The band simmers underneath a strong melody rendered on acoustic guitar. Perfect for opening, title and credit sequences for film/TV, underscoring for corporate video or infomercials, travel or benign action. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Oboe plays a romantic, haunting melody supported by guitar and string section on a track which absolutely begs for a ripped bodice or wistful sigh to underscore. Achingly intense but spare enough to not overpower product or message placement or distract from dramatic action. Film, TV, ads and... Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
A "fortunate son" of a tune, breezy and casual as only a fortunate son can be. Whistled melody is cheerfully supported by effervescent rhythm section. Superb theme music for TV/film or ads for cars, travel, consumer electronics, financial services, food. Pure musical sunshine for your message. Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Mandolin and finger picked acoustic guitar drive this track which would fit in well with folk music from Central Europe to the Aegean. Use this track to set a location for your project's story, intro/credits or as underscoring. Shorter edits can work well for your ads for spirits, food, tech. Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
Stormy, memorable, melancholic and regal as it's namesake, this track features piano playing a simple but effective melody with string quartet and occasional rumbles of thunder. The bookend to companion piece King Lear's Curtain Call but minus the percussion and steady tempo. Superb intro piece. Instrumental, Classical, Romantic
Barrelhouse piano, a smooth and swinging shuffle rhythm from the drummer, an upright bass and strong male vocals singing about road work to do and nobody at home to come back to. Need a song to support a plot line involving heartache at the airport? Long distance love? Traveling blues? Get this. Male Vocals, Blues, Country Blues
Jazzy, funky and laid back in a mid tempo New Orleans groove with great call and response between melody and an answering trumpet throughout. Superb sound track material for TV, video or film, particularly the instrumental arrangement. Ads for food, cars, perfume, jewelry, summer, liquor, lifestyle. Male Vocals, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Quirky, gritty song about rising above doubt and danger. Tough New Orleans rhythms anchor soulful male vocals, sharp harmonica work. Perfect for road stories of any sort, Tarantino meets Cormac McCarthy soundtracks, automotive products, bikes, bikers, lifestyle, TV or as a strong theme song. Male Vocals, Rock, Roots Rock