Chris Hyson – Spoons (Spotify)

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A deep, atmospheric and lush ambient track of analogu synth textures spiced with field recordings. A track from the due to be released soundtrack 'Castle in the Ground'. Starring Alex Wolff, Neve Campbell, Imogen Poots, Keir Gilchrist and Tom Cullen.

The story: "After the untimely death of his mother, a teenager befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor and becomes embroiled in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town. "

Few words about Chris Hyson:
Chris Hyson is a London based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. He studied at the RWCMD and the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he developed his keen sensitivity and creative flair for composition, indulging an appetite for writing that has since led to a professional portfolio spanning performance, composition, and production.

As a performer, Chris has shared the stage with various acclaimed artists across genres, including English singer/songwriter Mara Carlyle (EMI), renowned Drummer/Producer Richard Spaven (José James and Jameszoo), Mercury Prize nominated Folk artist Sam Lee, Mercury Prize nominated British Rapper TY, three-time Grammy Award winning artist Bill Laurance, project of Australian-born London-based Singer/songwriter Jamie Doe ‘The Magic Lantern’, Rough Trade Records artists Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, and Sony artist & Texan Jazz Singer Hailey Tuck, with whom Hyson appeared live on Jools Holland in 2018.

Chris’ talent and creativity truly take center stage however in his steadily growing collection of self-produced solo instrumental music, now spanning a notable 5 EP’s; ‘Little Moon Man’, ‘Alive With Closed Eyes’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Human Error’ & ‘Still Life’. This impressive body of work has not gone unnoticed, collectively reaching over 1 million streams online, and gaining recognition and radio play across major UK stations, including BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM and Classical FM.

Chris is the composer and producer behind ‘Snowpoet’, a hugely successful collaboration with Jazz FM's Vocalist of the Year (2016) Lauren Kinsella. Tracks from the band’s self-titled debut album, ‘Snowpoet’, were championed by BBC 6 Music and Snowpoet’s stunning second album, ‘Thought You Knew’, a unique & fresh offering that was dubbed by Clash Music as ‘a multi-faceted jewel’ drawing influence deeply from jazz yet imaginatively and ‘wonderfully retrained’.

Chris has recently branched out into the world of film composition, a landscape beautifully suited to his effortlessly enigmatic and emotive composition style.

He has composed several noteworthy film scores; Richard Raymond’s ‘A Million Eyes’, ‘Pink Wall’, starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass - which premiered at SXSW Festival 2019,‘Castle in the Ground’, starring Neve Campbell, Alex Wolff & Imogen Poots which premiered at TIFF in September 2019 and ‘Hailey Alien’, directed by Hannah Arterton, starring Gemma Arterton & Karla Crome.

Chris has also worked as a producer, lending his sensitivity, imagination & dynamism to the music of contemporary Jazz Vocalist and composer Emilia Martensson, Alternative Folk Singer/Songwriter Laura Fell and, most recently, Ninja Tunes emerging talent Jordan Rakei; holding true to Clash Music’s celebration of Hyson’s ‘ability to stretch towards virtually any style placed in front of him’. Indeed, it seems clear that there is no creative field in which Chris fails to excel, impress, delight and surprise.

‘an exceptional musician’ TIME OUT

‘His music exhibits a remarkable self-assurance’ - New York Times

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