Nathan’s debut as a feature film composer, ‘Butterfly Kisses’, won a Crystal Bear at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and his ‘great organ score’ was singled out in Peter Bradshaw’s Guardian review. Nathan’s feature length scores include Latvian thriller ‘What Nobody Can See’ (Moscow International Film Festival) and Italian documentary ‘Avanti’ (Rome Independent Film Festival). Nathan also composed additional music as well as arranging and orchestrating the score for feature biopic ‘Mary Shelley’ (Toronto International & Tribeca Film Festivals), which was nominated for ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the 2018 World Soundtrack Awards.
Nathan’s most recent advertising work includes composing Sony Playstation’s Champion’s League Idents, which will be broadcast worldwide for the 2018/19 season. He has written music for a wide range of commercial brands, from Nike and Adidas promos to Kew Garden’s ‘Temperate House’ campaign. Nathan has also had the privilege of collaborating with songwriting legend Roger Greenaway (‘That’s Asda Price’ & ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’) arranging a new breakfast jingle for McDonald’s.
As an orchestrator Nathan has contributed to many high profile films and prime time TV dramas, collaborating with Oscar, BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award-winning composers. Nathan’s work in popular music includes collaborating with Rosie Danvers on the orchestral arrangements for Kanye West’s ‘We Got Love’. For live performance Nathan has arranged and orchestrated music for the National Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall.
Orchestration for screen has included ITV’s ‘Vanity Fair’, Black Mirror’s Emmy winning ‘USS Callister’, Warner Brother’s ‘Oceans 8’, Sony & Marvel’s ‘Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse’ and the Emmy nominated score for ITV’s ‘Victoria’. Other highlights include Ridley Scott’s ‘All The Money In The World’, the Ivor Novello winning score to BBC’s ‘War and Peace’ and the Golden Globe nominated score for Universal Picture’s ‘Steve Jobs’.
Nathan has also brought his experience as a composer to the role of music editor, working in close collaboration with editorial departments on some of the UK’s largest films including ‘Paddington 2’, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ and ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’. Also in the music department, Nathan worked as assistant composer to Daniel Pemberton on several films including Warner Brother’s ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’.
Composing for theatre Nathan started his career nominated for an Off West End Award for ‘How I Learned to Drive’ at the Southwark Playhouse and has since had particular experience in creating music for new writing with projects at Soho Theatre, Trafalgar Studios and the National Theatre Studio. Scores for stage have also included productions at the Liverpool Playhouse, Nuffield Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Theatre.
Nathan’s classical training and double first class degree in Music from Oxford University, combined with his talent for studio composition and sound design, make him a truly versatile collaborator. Nathan holds dual UK and US citizenship and currently works from his studio in Marylebone, London.