Nathan Klein is a young composer who is rapidly making his mark in settings ranging from the Royal National Theatre to Emmy nominated television series’ and Academy Award nominated feature films. Combined with a talent for 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 range of creative projects.
Nathan’s debut feature film score will premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival in the Generation Program and has been nominated for ‘Best First Feature’ Award. ‘Butterfly Kisses’ (Blue Shadows Films, BBC Films and Film London) was director Rafael Kapelinski, who was shortlisted for an Academy Award for his short film ‘Emily Cries’.
Composing for feature film, Nathan also recently scored ‘What Nobody Can See’, a psychological thriller from Ego Media and the National Film Centre of Latvia. Nathan’s score was recorded by the Riga Sinfonietta, creating a contemporary blend of string orchestra and electronics.
Nathan has orchestrated music for recording sessions at Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst, Air-Edel and Angel Studios. His orchestration work includes the Emmy Award-nominated BBC1 mini-series ‘War and Peace’ (BBC Wales/Weinstein Company), the Golden Globe-nominated score for Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’ (Universal Pictures), ‘Gold’ (Black Bear Pictures) starring Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Garcia’s ‘From the Land of the Moon’ (Studio Canal) and the mini-series ‘Victoria’ starring Jenna Coleman and Rufus Sewell (ITV).
Nathan’s composition for documentary feature films includes ‘Avanti!’ for Abuelita Productions. Highlights of his music for short film are ‘Rumble’ with BAFTA-nominated Blindeye Films, recognised by festivals worldwide, and ‘Spitball’ in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen.
In the realm of theatre, Nathan was nominated for an Off West End Award for his music for ‘How I Learned to Drive’ at the Southwark Playhouse. As Music Assistant for Peter Shaffer’s ‘Amadeus’ at the National Theatre, he orchestrated Simon Slater’s original music and arranged Mozart’s music for the musicians of the Southbank Sinfonia.
Nathan also has particular experience working with up-and-coming young authors for the theatre, having composed music for writer Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s ‘Fury’ at the Soho Theatre, Nina Raine’s ‘Before You Were Born’ at Trafalgar Studios and ‘Dry Land’ at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Past work for stage also includes productions at the Nuffield Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse, the Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Theatre and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.
Nathan works from his studio in central London. He also holds dual British and American Citizenship.