John Walden

By Crail, FIFE United Kingdom

Genres:Electronic - Industrial, Specialty - Promo Music, Rock - Metal/Alternative Metal, Rock - Hard Rock/Classic
Bio: John Walden runs Daft Dog Music - a music production company for film, TV, radio and other media applications. John has a strong background in music technology and is a regular contributor to Europe's leading recording technology magazine Sound On Sound, writing articles, interviews and equipment reviews. He has also written for Computer Video and Camcorder Monthly magazines on audio and music technology issues in digital video production. John has experience of writing music for media use and is a regular supplier of library/production music to a number of international music libraries.

John has also composed music for a number of film projects. Recent credits include:-

The Problem With Pets (Dir. Catriona Craig). Short film - a black comedy shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2008 and on the international film festival circuit during 2009/2010.

Brixton Beach (Dir. Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon). Documentary about a Stockwell skate-park and the people who use it. Various festival and broadcast screenings.

Bo Kata (Dir. Shehzad Afzal). Documentary about the culture of kite flying in Pakistan. Shortlisted for the British Council/BAFTA Satyajit Ray Film Foundation 2007 Short Film competition. Festival and cinema screenings.

Eligible Batchelors (Dir. Kia Savage). Short film - comedy set in rural Ireland about a widower returning home with an young bride for the Far East.

St Anthony's Inn (Dir. Emily Rudge). Short film - a mysterious love story set in a strange pub where everything that is lost can be found.

John's music has been used in a large number of film, TV, radio and advertising productions. Recent uses include:-

UK-wide adverts for KFC, Kellogs Bran Flakes and CSI DVDs, Dexter (Showtime), Talk Show with Spike Feresten (USA), 101 Best Kept Hollywood Secrets (E! channel), Rownd A Rownd (SC4), How Clean Is Your House (USA), Great Outdoors (Australia), BBC Sport, Dr 90210 (USA), Bad Girls Club (USA), Celebrities Uncensored (MTV), Northern Skies (ITV), Zaka (South Africa) and What Now (BBC2).

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