Nathan Klein composed the score for ‘Butterfly Kisses’, winner of the Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The jury agreed that the film was ‘propelled by the rhythm of its powerful soundtrack’ and Peter Bradshaw’s Guardian review highlighted the ‘great organ score from Nathan Klein’.
Nathan’s compositions have been heard at other prominent film festivals accompanying feature biopic ‘Mary Shelley’ (Toronto International Film Festival), feature film thriller ‘What Nobody Can See’ (Moscow International Film Festival) and feature documentary ‘Avanti’ (Rome Independent Film Festival). 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 film productions including ‘Paddington 2’ and ‘Sherlock Gnomes’.
As an orchestrator Nathan has contributed to many high profile films and TV dramas, collaborating with Oscar and Ivor Novello Award-winning composers. Gary Ross’s ‘Ocean’s 8’, Black Mirror’s ‘USS Callister’, Ridley Scott’s ‘All The Money In The World’ and ITV’s ‘Victoria’ are among recent projects. Other highlights include the BBC’s ‘War and Peace’, Warner Brother’s ‘King Arthur’, Universal Picture’s ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘Gold’ starring Matthew McConaughey. Nathan has orchestrated and arranged music for the National Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall.
Composing for theatre, Nathan was nominated for an Off West End Award for ‘How I Learned to Drive’ at the Southwark Playhouse and has 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 Central London.