- Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
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- NEW YORK
Composer and pianist Timo Elliston has joined Bang Music in New York City where he is currently teaming with company partner/composer Brian Jones on the score for two fall shows for National Geographic (NatGeo). Elliston has also composed music for Bang's work on various Disney and Marvel apps.
Raised in a musical family, Elliston is a classically-trained musician who studied with his father, Ron Elliston, pianist and professor of music at the University of Maryland. He began playing in clubs at age 14 and continues to be a fixture in New York City's jazz scene today. He has toured Southern and Eastern Africa with his own trio, arranged and performed music with the New York City Ballet in NYC and Provence, France, and performed with jazz legends Charles Davis and Valery Ponomarev.
In addition to composing scores for dozens of national spots, Elliston has created music for shows on Discovery Channel, VH1, TLC and Fine Living; composed the score for Tribeca Film Festival winner The Shovel (David Strathairn); arranged and performed on-camera music for Tamara Jenkins' The Savages (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney) and recently completed the score to Jim Breuer's (Saturday Night Live) documentary film, More Than Me.
As for those alluded to Disney and Marvel apps for which Elliston composed music, they include Spider-Man, The Jungle Book, Bambi, Mo Willems "Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App," The Avengers, Hulk and Toy Story.
Prior to joining Bang, Elliston was freelancing and working through his own music company, Timo Elliston Music.