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...
A dark, deranged, unnervingly structured, deeply disturbing instrumental track which teeters on the very edge of sanity. A Gregorian chant intro descends into a pitch black and sinister void. Suitable for Film/TV. Ominous evil diabolical music with screaming tension, scurrying rats or menacing bats. Vocal Samples, Dangerous, Dark Music
Dramatic, dark and brooding orchestral cue commencing with church bell and Gregorian chant, building to an inevitable tense climax and resolving through a recurrent haunting and repetitive motif. Suitable for horror, suspense and productions on the supernatural. Suitable for Film/TV, Vocal Samples, Dangerous, Dark Music
Horror and suspense music. Ominous, dark, suspensful instrumental orchestral track with acoustic piano. Great for credits, soundscape, credits, or to set up impending doom. Foreboding, scary, edge-of-your-seat track! Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Relentlessly heavy industrial rhythm builds into an orchestral track of epic proportions. Suggesting the unstoppable march of machines across the universe. Suitable for science fiction productions. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Tense, spacy, uneasy instrumental with a powerful heavy percussive beat and dual harmony electric guitars, inducing intense feelings of anticipation and excitement. Suitable for Film/TV, sports, documentaries. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
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, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Unsettling and chaotic orchestral arrangement featuring relentless orchestral stabs and high pitched string section, à la Alfred Hitchcock. Intense, disturbing and deranged. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
A bleak and disturbing introduction unfolds into a dark cyclical orchestral track with a strong sense of foreboding, suspense and mounting desperation. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
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, Dangerous, Dark Music
A swirling, ambient, atmospheric track with a sense of vertigo suddenly poised on the brink of a great void and dizzy height. Exploration, adventure, mountain climbing, extreme altitudes. Windy crags, dangerous peaks, angelic whispers, climactic setting, travel, discovery, planetarium music, Sci Fi, Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Apocalyptic, Dynamic, Frightening, Dark orchestral cue featuring the full symphony orchestra. A dramatic orchestral introduction builds to a crescendo which descends on choirs to a hauntingly dark conclusion. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Slow, brooding, dark, intimidating orchestral track with bells and choir conveying a sense of awe and grandeur. Suited for film/Tv, documentaries, adventure, extreme sports and fairy tales. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
A dramatic horn, piano and electric guitar intro lead to an inevitable and unescapable flight above a bottomless void. Atmospheric, action-pending instrumental track. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Purposeful, driving, high energy, optimistic, focused and fast instrumental music conveying a sense of achievement, success, freedom, and powerful drive. Suitable for Film/TV, corporate movies, travel and sports documentaries, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Relentlessly dangerous, Dynamic, Threatening, Ominous orchestral cue with industrial rhythm, choirs and acoustic piano. The full orchestral brass section rides the tympani to a powerful and ominously dark orchestral bridge. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
A quickening rhythmic pulse throbs on a suspenseful backdrop creating a sense of increasing tension and drama. Suitable for Film/TV, drama, crime, thriller, psychological documentaries. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music