Nathan Klein is a British-American Composer who is rapidly making his mark crafting scores for Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky, as well as for award winning feature films and composing the theme for the chart-topping podcast ‘The Rest Is History’. He is also an accomplished arranger and orchestrator, most recently leading the orchestration for Marvel’s ‘Loki’ season two.
Nathan’s recent credits include two Global Top Ten hits for Netflix: ‘McGregor Forever’ (4×60”, Religion of Sports) and ‘MH370: The Flight That Disappeared’ (3×60”, Raw TV), which was the second most watched show globally in its first week with over one hundred million hours watched to date. Nathan also just finished scoring ‘Smothered’, an upcoming six-part rom-com for Sky, as well as composing additional music for Studio Canal’s ‘Wicked Little Letters’ starring Olivia Coleman.
Not long after studying Music at Oxford University, Nathan’s professional journey took off when his debut as a feature film composer, ‘Butterfly Kisses’, won a Crystal Bear at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. His unique organ-based score was singled out in Peter Bradshaw’s Guardian review and in the following years Nathan went on to score several arthouse features showing at festivals around the world.
Nathan’s step into television came by co-composing over fifty episodes of Disney’s British Animation Award nominated series ‘101 Dalmatian Street’. He has since enjoyed composing for a wide range of television from working with ‘Fleabag’ producers Two Brothers Pictures on their BBC pilot ‘Dinosaur’, to Netflix’s ‘The Puppet Master: Hunting The Ultimate Conman’ (3×60”, Raw TV) and Channel 4’s prime time feature documentary ‘The Anti-Vax Conspiracy’. Nathan has also composed additional music for Andrew Skeet’s scores for Amazon Prime’s ‘The Great Escapists’, CNN’s ‘Diana’ and the ‘Living Donor’ episode of Netflix’s BAFTA nominated ‘The Surgeon’s Cut’.
PlayStation, Kew Gardens, ASDA, Amazon Prime and McDonalds are among brands that Nathan has worked with in advertising, his production music has been synced on a very wide range of television, and his track ‘Classically Curious’ won Best Score at the Production Music Awards 2021.
In tandem to his own compositional work, Nathan expanded his experience by collaborating with other composers as an Arranger, Producer and Orchestrator. In this vein, Nathan has worked with Amelia Warner on several of her feature projects, composing additional music and arranging the score as a whole for ‘Mary Shelley’, which was nominated for ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the World Soundtrack Awards. Nathan also arranged and produced Amelia’s score for ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ which went on to receive another WSA nomination.
Collaborating with some of the most respected composers in the industry, Nathan has contributed orchestrations to over thirty major film and TV productions including the Oscar winning ‘Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse’. Earlier in his career and also in the music department, Nathan spent time music editing on films such as ‘Paddington 2’ and ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ as well as working as assistant composer to Daniel Pemberton on several projects including Warner Brothers’ ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’. In popular music, Nathan has collaborated on arrangements for iconic artists as well as producing and arranging ‘I’ll Be Singing’ featuring Sinéad O’Connor. Nathan also contributed arrangements to Decca’s ‘Bond 25’ album.
Along with a myriad of short films, Nathan started his career composing for theatre. He was nominated early on for an Off West End Award and has particular experience in creating music for new writing with projects at Soho Theatre, Trafalgar Studios and the National Theatre Studio.
Nathan holds British, North American and German citizenship.