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.
Slow 6/8 Celtic flute and string theme. Beautiful walk through open fields, budding romance, sweetness and light. Elegant, charming, great for advertising or spot commercial for elegant product promo, rich lifestyles, free, easy and carefree. Instrumental, European Music, Irish Music
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 Music, Whimsical Music
Handsome Marimba and Vibe duet, mellow groove. American Beauty, edgy little romantic comedy. Fun, happy and festive. Playing games, kids video, advert and ad campaign for light-hearted fashion, island cruisewear, toy embed, corporate branding. Warm, relaxing instrumental with supreme & hip coolness. Instrumental, New Age Music, New Age Acoustic
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 Music, Solo Piano
Peaceful marimba and nature sounds. Deliverance! Mysterious, edgy Tropical drums and marimba melody. Nature documentary, history channel, medical drama, travelscape. Amazon rainforest, Globe Trekker, advert and promo for hiking boots, safari gear, kayaking, white rapids, fishing, hunting, boating. Instrumental, New Age Music, Nature
Marimba and percussion down the river! Bird Calls, River Sounds, Drums, Tropical Amazon. Edgy and mysterious, perfect for intrigue, mystery, Indiana Jones trekking through the jungle. Travel Channel, Globe Trekker, Survivor! Mysterious River, Snakes, Danger Fear Restless African Natives, safari! Instrumental, African Music, African Music (pending)
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 Music, Halloween Horror Music, Charles Gounod
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 Music, Christmas Bells, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
River and animal sounds with percussion. Bird Calls, River Sounds, Drums, Tropical Amazon. Edgy and mysterious, perfect for intrigue, mystery, Indiana Jones trekking through the jungle. Travel Channel, Globe Trekker, Survivor! Crime in progress, spying, drug runners, adult drama, action adventure. Instrumental, African Music, African Drums and Percussion