Sean Tinnion is multi-award winning music composer for films, television, commercials, contemporary dance & other multimedia productions. Over the span over his young career, he has scored almost 40 short films based in Australia and overseas including the UK and the US, one of which recently earned him “Best Film Score” at the LA Film Awards. He has also scored 11 feature documentaries commissioned by ABC TV & SBS TV, including two 3-part series and a 10 episode series for ABC iView titled ‘A Stargazers Guide To The Cosmos’ which also got a one hour feature and went on to earn him “Best Music For A Documentary” at the ‘2018 APRA Screen Music Awards’ as well as a nomination for ‘Best TV Theme.’
He has also had experience in writing for contemporary dance. “Vincent” is a dance work based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh and the relationship he had with his brother Theo. Choreographed by Melissa Lanham at LJ Projects, the show had it’s premiere in Adelaide, Australia in March 2016 and went on to tour Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland receiving rave reviews from critics on it’s choreography, music, lighting and set.
Sean has also been releasing music onto all major streaming stores such as Spotify, Applemusic & Deezer. His first album was released on November 14th, 2017 titled “Timeless.” It is an instrumental album written in a cinematic style for lovers of the film music genre. He is currently working on a second album planned for a late 2019 release.
Born in Liverpool, England he started out at the early age of five where his interest in music began at the piano and would eventually turn to film music. In late 2004, he immigrated to Australia where his musical skills had the opportunity to develop further. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Music Major in Composition & Music Technology in 2011 from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating in 2015.
Scores to many feature documentaries and films have gained recognition from producers and directors both domestic and abroad. Sean’s soundtracks and compositions are mostly orchestral with frequent use of electronics.
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