BIOGRAPHY

Aaron Purvis composes music for the concert hall, films, tv, and video games. He is also active as an orchestrator, arranger, and music editor.

 

Purvis was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in a small town in Indiana (Tipton). He did his undergaduate film scoring studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he received the George Delerue Film Scoring Award in 2004. Since that time, he has worked on notable films such as Hoodwinked Too: Hood Vs. Evil! and Dead Space: Aftermath, as well as notable games such as Civilization 6, Off-World Trading Company, Pocket God, and Karateka. In 2013, Purvis received an award nomination from the International Film Music Critics Association for his work in reconstructing/orchestrating the entirety of Jerry Goldsmith's TV mini-series score, "QBVII."

 

In addition to his work with multimedia music, however, Purvis is very involved with concert music, including works for orchestra, wind ensembles, chamber ensembles, and vocal music. His chief musical influences span a wide range of genres and styles. He has collaborated with many renowned concert music artists, including: Christopher Tin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the city of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, the Hradec-Kralove Philharmonic, DCINY (Jonathan Griffith conducting in Carnegie Hall), Silva Screen Records, Angel City Chorale, Tzu-Cheng Wang (Conductor of the Dream Lotus Symphony Orchestra, of Taiwan), Chi-Long Teng, and many more...

 

Aaron is available for:

commissions of new music (for concert or multimedia)

appearances/rehearsals (in person or via Skype)

guest conducting

orchestration/arrangements

music preparation

music editing

music adjudication

residencies