Nathan Klein is a composer and orchestrator who is rapidly making his mark in settings ranging from the National Theatre and Royal Albert Hall to BAFTA-nominated television series and Golden Globe-nominated feature films.
Nathan is known for scoring ‘Butterfly Kisses’ which premiered at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Crystal Bear Prize for Best Feature Film. The jury agreed that the film was ‘propelled by the rhythm of its powerful soundtrack’ and Nathan’s music garnered particular critical acclaim in Peter Bradshaw’s review for the Guardian.
Nathan’s music featured at several other prominent film festivals in 2017. Among them was BAFTA-nominated Haifaa al Mansour’s ‘Mary Shelley’ (Toronto International Film Festival) for which Nathan composed additional music as well as arranging and orchestrating the score as a whole. Nathan’s score for feature film thriller ‘What Nobody Can See’ (Ego Media and the National Film Centre of Latvia) was heard at the Moscow International Film Festival and his music for feature documentary ‘Avanti’ will premiere at the Rome Independent Film Festival.
Nathan has also used his compositional skills to work as a music editor in close collaboration with the editorial departments on some of the UK’s largest recent and upcoming film productions, including work on ‘Paddington 2’.
As an orchestrator Nathan has worked on many high profile films and TV dramas collaborating with Oscar and Ivor Novello Award-winning composers. A few highlights include Warner Brother’s ‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’, the BBC’s ‘War and Peace’, both seasons of ITV’s ‘Victoria’, Black Mirror’s season 4 episode ‘USS Callister’, Universal Picture’s ‘Steve Jobs’, ‘GOLD’ starring Matthew McConaughey, ‘Paddington 2’ and Ridley Scott’s upcoming ‘All The Money In The World’.
Nathan’s arrangements for Alter Bridge at the Royal Albert Hall were singled out in a Guardian review that described ‘Words Darker than their Wings’ as ‘nothing short of revelatory… reborn amid the lush sweep of cinematic backing’. Nathan was also recently commissioned to re-arrange the European Film Awards Fanfare for their 30th anniversary year.
In the realm of theatre, Nathan was nominated for an Off West End Award for his work on ‘How I Learned to Drive’ at the Southwark Playhouse. For Peter Shaffer’s ‘Amadeus’ at the National Theatre he orchestrated Simon Slater’s original music and arranged Mozart’s music for the Southbank Sinfonia.
Nathan has particular experience in developing music for new writing, including projects at Soho Theatre, Trafalgar Studios and the National Theatre Studio. Work for stage has also included productions at the Nuffield Theatre, The Oxford Playhouse, the Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Theatre and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.
Combined with a talent for studio composition and sound design, Nathan’s classical training and double first class degree in Music from Oxford University makes him a truly versatile composer able to collaborate on a wide range of creative projects.
Though he currently works from his studio in Central London, Nathan holds duel British and American Citizenship.