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Peter Scholes


Auckland composer and clarinetist Peter Scholes began his screen career in style, composing and arranging the lush score for Desperate Remedies (1993). Since then he has supplied sounds for tragic romances (Memory and Desire), horror (The Tattooist) and three one-off TV dramas. Scholes has conducted for orchestras in London and Prague; he also founded and is musical director of the Auckland Chamber Orchestra.

Scholes chose to use an unconventional orchestration utilizing a mix of samples, real sounds, synthetic sounds, and processed real sounds — a variety of sound material that would appear disguised and balanced in unorthodox ways. Randall Larson on Peter Scholes’ score for The Tattooist - Cinefantastique website