Samuel Karl Bohn
Samuel Karl Bohn is an award winning composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist specialising in music for film and television, as well as building a diverse body of work in the world of music for cinematic trailers.
Samuel got his start in film by assisting composer Christian Henson, work with Henson includes ‘Lost in Austen’, ‘Consuming Passions’, ‘The Secret of Moonacre’ and ‘The Devils Double’.
In 2014 – at the age of 26 – Samuel won two Music and Sound Awards for his music to the trailer of blockbuster and critically acclaimed film ‘The Theory of Everything’. This lead to writing music for the ‘Testament of Youth’, ‘The Water Diviner’ and ‘A Little Chaos’ trailers where Samuel quickly established himself with his delicate, minimal classical, new-age style – seldom found in cinematic trailer composition.
In 2017, Samuel collaborated with John Jencks for feature adaptation of Stephen Fry’s best-selling novel ‘The Hippopotamus’. A quirky and emotionally varied film that allowed Samuel’s diverse skillset to come to the fore. That same year, Samuel composed the music for Ravi Chopra’s ‘Cognition’, which was released in 2018. The film, starring Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irvine, is a powerfully emotive sci-fi/thriller score which was recorded with an 80 piece BBC concert Orchestra at Air Studios.
Samuel has collaborated with Mike Wozniak on his directorial debut ‘Sump’, as well as reuniting with director, Simon Delaney on the tv film ‘Murder on the Blackpool Express’. In 2018, Samuel composed the trailer music for ‘On Chesil Beach’ for BBC Films, ‘Disobedience’ for Braven Films.
His most recent work includes the original scores for feature film ‘Cognition’ directed by Ravi Ajit Chopra and short documentary ‘A Greenlander’ directed by Nicholas Jones.
Samuel is based in Soho, London.