Ned Bouhalassa is an award-winning composer of music for media, including scores for dozens of feature films and television series, and his music has been heard internationally in more than 80 non-scripted series. His solid background in most musical genres makes Bouhalassa as comfortable writing minimalist underscore as he is composing epic orchestral drama.
Skilled in all forms of synthesis and sound design, his recent projects have included composing and music editing all of the music for 174 episodes of the hit Quebec television series, O’ (TVA). He has worked on projects for ABC, PBS, Channel 4, CBC, TVA, Discovery, and with companies like Muse, GO Films, Cineflix, Sovimage, Softimage, Handel Productions, EMA Films, Galafilm, etc. His current musical obsessions include synthesizer-orchestra hybrids, and making electronic music videos.
Randall Smith began composing initially with experimental film, working with filmmakers living in his hometown of Toronto. While from 1987 to 1995, he composed purely electroacoustic music, he has since composed a number of mixed pieces, featuring acoustic instruments and synthesized sounds. He has much sound design experience, adept at the transformation of recorded ambiences and traditional instruments. Working with the best virtual instruments, he can also draw on a large collection of high-end recording tools.
Randall Smith has had his works presented in the US, Europe, Asia, Canada and South America. He has received numerous international prizes for his work, and commissions from ACREQ, Canadian Electronic Ensemble, Continuum, percussionist Beverly Johnston, accordionist Joseph Petric and Réseaux, etc. Smith’s published albums include L’oreille voit, and Sondes (empreintes DIGITALes label), and his music is found on several electroacoustic compilation discs.