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.
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
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
Take off on Serge Leone/Enrico Morricone style Spaghetti Westerns! Fun, serious and campy at the same time. Movie trailer, closing credits or soundtrack for action adventure or stories of how the West Was Won. "Make My Day!" music. Dramatic, heroic, patriotic Western music. Instrumental, Action, Theme Spaghetti Western
Warped circus music meets the Twilight Zone. Quirky circus calliope organ carousel music. Campy, haunting music. Fun, swirling and festive, an edgy version of a day at the Big Top, ferris wheel goes crazy, tilt-a-whirl off its game, kids running amok. You can smell the cotton candy in the air. Instrumental, Comedy, Comedy Music
Warm weather Mexican style marimba music. Quiet sounding, yet still uptempo and festive. Ideal for scenes such as young couples on a cruise arriving in a port city, driving around and looking at the sights in Mexican villages, people having drinks in tropical bars, tropical theme restaurants, etc. Instrumental, Folk, Latin Folk
Grand Ceremonial music. Movie Theme. In the style of John Williams adventurous and exciting Theme from Star Wars as heard in the George Lucas Lucasfilm productions. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Star Wars
A suspenseful walk in a haunted house. Ghosts and goblins flying, witches on a broom. Super synth sounds, whooshes, perfectly spooky for Halloween, Horror Flicks, trailer, credits, underscore. Instrumental, Electronic, Experimental
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