“If we’re ever offered an opportunity to jam with alien creatures, you’re the guy we should send”
Schaun Tozer is a Composer and Producer, perhaps best known for his music scores for film and television. These include the Academy Award shortlisted film Facing Ali (2009), the Emmy Award winning film Mighty Jerome (2010), Hard Core Logo (1996), and Intelligence (2005-2007). He has won ‘Best Music’ Leo Awards for The Romeo Section (2016), No Clue (2013), Blood Relative (2012), I Am Bruce Lee (2012), Mighty Jerome (2010), Fathers & Sons (2010), Terminal City (2005), and My Father’s Angel (1999). He has received ‘Best Music’ Leo nominations for Spirit Unforgettable (2017), Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story (2017), The Good Son: The Life of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini (2013), Becoming Redwood (2012), and for Hamlet (2011); and a 2017 Canadian Screen Award nomination, ‘Best Original Music Score for a Series’, for Season 1 of The Romeo Section. In 1994, he won the Dolby Sound Award for Off Key (1995). He is the first recipient of the 2015 Christopher Dedrick Award for Live Musicians in Media Soundtracks.
Schaun’s television series work includes scores for The Romeo Section (2015-2016), Da Vinci’s Inquest (2002-2005), and Da Vinci’s City Hall (2005). He has also received ‘Best Music’ Gemini nominations for Intelligence (2005-2007), and for the television film The Life (2004). He has Produced several album soundtracks including Intelligence, The Good Son, Blood Relative, Sidetracks – a selection of remixes from Facing Ali and I Am Bruce Lee – Sports on Fire, and No Clue, which features the Vancouver Film Orchestra.
Prior to his film and television work, Schaun was appointed ‘Composer-in-Residence’ (1982-1986) for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets(UK). His commissioned work includes compositions for the Dreamtiger Ensemble(UK), the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra(UK), and for the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. He was also a member of ‘The Lost Jockey’ Ensemble, and a co-founder of the group ‘Man Jumping’.
Other composition/recording/performance projects include composer Steve Reich, The London Contemporary Dance Theatre Company (with MJ), The London Youth Dance Theatre Company, Second Stride Dance Company (with MJ), media and sound artist Martin Riches, film maker Stephen Dwoskin, pianist/composer Mark Lockett, and Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Recording Studios.
Schaun studied music at the Guildhall School of Music, the University of Sussex (B.A. Honours in Music and M.A. in Music), and the University of California (San Diego) on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship.