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Keith Ballantyne


Music has been integral to Kevin Ballantyne’s life since the day he picked up a cornet at age five. The Aucklander has been composing music for 40 years for television, theatre, short films and commercials. Ballantyne wrote music for the iconic Heartland series. His first foray into writing music for the screen was  1977 natural history documentary Red Deer, which won an award at the American Film Festival. 

Art is an exciting, meaningful part of life; it’s a powerful reason for being. We see a lot of ugliness around the world that can be eased with art. Keith Ballantyne