Craig McConnell's musical dimensions include discovery, exploration, risk-taking, and the rhythms of the human heart. In addition to being a brilliant performer, guitarist, and vocalist, he is also a composer and lyricist known for writing music with extreme dynamics, poignant melodies, and depth of emotion. Craig's music appears in feature films, documentaries, and TV commercials, and with the rich traditions and hauntingly beautiful music of his native Scotland, his sonic embrace is deep and wide.
Craig McConnell is an accomplished rock guitarist, film composer, and something of a “chameleon” within the world of music. Working in an impressive variety of styles and genres, Rock, Jazz Fusion, New Age and Classical, are but some of his many musical colours. His artistry reaches far beyond the realms of the technically and musically accomplished guitarist, for he has enjoyed international success as a composer and arranger for Film, Television, and live performance -- having composed music for productions worldwide.
Having spent 5 years in the US, Craig relocated to Switzerland in 2005 where he worked as a professional musician and film composer, having scored music for films featuring the work of the Swiss world leading extreme sportswoman Géraldine Fasnacht (“Dessine-Moi Une Ligne”, “Une Femme Choucas”, "La Haute Route des Pentes Raides" and "Holtanna, l'Aventure Antarctique").
He passed away on June 22, 2011 after having fought ALS with great courage. Let his great spirit live and spread forerver through his beautiful music...
Beautiful, serene, mystical, graceful, elegant, inspirational track with mezzo soprano lead vocals in Greek. This is a musical journey down through the mists of time to the magical adventures of Ulysses ecounter with the Sirens in Greek mythology. Suitable for Film/TV. Female Vocals, New Age, Spiritual
Upbeat, atmospheric track with lively percussion and bamboo flutes on a spacey ambient tropical backdrop suggesting the vast green canopy of the Amazon rain forest. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic docuemntaries and film/TV. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Shimmering and dancing, bright sonic loops carry a melodic, soaring bamboo flute in this new age instrumental track. Suitable for Film/TV Advertising. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, New Age, New Age Electronic
Evocative, New Age cue with a strong melody and a persistent percussive motif, conveying a sense of grandeur, freedom and new discovery. Ideal for travel, cultural, space flight documentaries and film/TV productions on the natural world. Suitable for Film/TV. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Slow, evocative, New Age atmospheric track transports the listener to the heart of the mist-covered Andes and ancient Peruvian Inca civilisations of South America, featuring pan flute, rain stick in a contempory musical setting. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic documentaries, film, TV, National, Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Mysterious synthesizer and sampler based instrumental track suggesting the vast orbital paths and perpetual journey of planets through the solar system, containing cathedral organ, choirs and female vocal.
Suited for science documentaries and science fiction movies/documentaries. Vocal Samples, New Age, Atmospheres
Ambient, tropical atmospheric track suggesting the vast green canopy of the Amazon rain forest. Featuring a warm relaxing slow drum beat with bamboo flutes on a spacey ambient backdrop. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV. Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
Dark and mysterious atmospheric synthesizer based track that echoes the realm of deep space and lost worlds at the edge of time. Suited for science fiction movies/documentaries and psychological thrillers. Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
Elegant and mysterious 9-minute track for relaxation and healing. Peaceful, meditative, spiritual, serene, and beautiful track with soprano vocals evoking the sacred snow white summits of the high Himalayas. Suitable for Film/TV, meditation travel film, documentary. Soaring, elegant, and dreamy. Female Vocals, New Age, Meditation
Evocative new age music with strong percussive rhythm, Andean flute and ethnic male and female vocal chants and drones conveying a sense of freedom and new discovery. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV productions on the natural world. Suitable for Film/TV, Mixed Vocals, New Age, Ethnic Fusion
An intricate and subtle instrumental track of weaving breathy synth pads, piano and strings take the listener on a journey rich with flavours of the Orient and the Far East. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
Atmospheric New Age instrumental track conveying a sense of the vast expanse of the deep ocean and the creatures of the deep. Ideal for travel, cultural, natural world and science programs. Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
Slow ethnic electronic New Age rhythmic track with a slight sense of forebodîng featuring orchestra string section and choirs. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic, extreme sports documentaries and film/TV. Instrumental, New Age, New Age Electronic