Nathan Klein is a British-American composer who has written music for network television, global advertising and international feature films.
Recent highlights include scoring fifty episodes of the British Animation Award nominated ‘101 Dalmatian Street’ (broadcast worldwide on the Disney Channel and Disney+), contributing arrangements to Decca’s ‘Bond 25’ album to be released with the film ‘No Time To Die’, as well as arranging and conducting the source music for ‘Catherine the Great’ (Sky and HBO) starring Helen Mirren.
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 upcoming serial killer thriller ‘Cranley Gardens’, Latvian drama ‘What Nobody Can See’ (Hollywood Silver Screen Prize winner) and Italian documentary ‘Avanti’ (Rome Independent Film Festival). Nathan also composed additional music, as well as arranging the score as a whole, for ‘Mary Shelley’ (Toronto International & Tribeca Film Festivals), which was nominated for ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the 2018 World Soundtrack Awards.
Nathan has composed music for a wide range of commercial brands, from Sony Playstation’s Champions League Idents to Kew Gardens’ ‘Temperate House’ campaign. He 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. Nathan’s compositions have been synchronised on a wide range of television, from ‘Blue Peter’ to ‘The One Show’.
After studying music at Oxford University, Nathan’s professional journey was kickstarted by Andrew Skeet who brought him onto several projects as an orchestrator. Nathan has since contributed to films and TV dramas that have gone on to receive the industry’s highest accolades. These include Black Mirror’s Emmy winning ‘USS Callister’, the Oscar winning ‘Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse’ and the Emmy nominated score for ITV’s ‘Victoria’. Other highlights range from Legendary Pictures’ upcoming ‘Enola Holmes’, Ridley Scott’s ‘All The Money In The World’ and Warner Brother’s ‘Oceans 8’ to the BBC’s ‘War and Peace’ and Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’.
Nathan’s work in popular music includes collaborating with Rosie Danvers on orchestral arrangements for Kanye West’s ‘We Got Love’ (as performed on Saturday Night Live) and ‘Looking For Mercy’ from Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ album. Nathan has also arranged and orchestrated music for performances at venues such as the National Theatre, Royal Albert Hall and London Palladium.
To further expand his knowledge of film making, Nathan has spent time as a music editor working in close collaboration with editorial departments on ‘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 Brothers’ ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’.
Nathan started his career composing for theatre and was soon nominated for an Off West End Award for ‘How I Learned to Drive’ at the Southwark Playhouse. He 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 holds British, North American and German citizenship and so can work in the UK, USA and EU. He currently composes from his studio in Marylebone, London.