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Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist Vince Frates has established a diverse career in television and film music. Among his credits are TV themes, sound tracks, film trailers and promotional advertisements of every stripe.


As a composer for Nonstop Music, Vince has written music for ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, RTL and CNN as well as Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, HBO, and Universal.  His compositions have been used as themes, underscores and promos in video productions heard around the world.

Vince keeps his fingers moving by playing with many fine players that reside in his hometown of Portland Oregon.  He enjoys playing keyboards with singers, ensembles and as a soloist.

Vince offers his clients a deep bag of compositional possibilities including orchestral scoring, hybrid orchestration, world, soul, blues, rock, alternative and jazz.  Using his gift for understanding and supporting the essence of a project, Vince enjoys finding musical solutions for his clients. He believes, “Anything that can be imagined can be said with music.”

 

CURRENT PROJECTS:

"LEGO UK" This is the first TV commercial Lego has done in the UK in 30 years!

"WARNER CHAPPELL COCKTAIL PIANO CD" I wrote and recorded 20 original solo cocktail style piano pieces for my good buddies at Nonstop.

"THE EMISSARY"   I'm scoring this fun Sci Fi Alien/Comedy film for my good friend Tim Erskine- with thanks to Bernard Hermann and the Theremin Tim bought me!


FILM TRAILERS (partial list):
"The Nightmare Before Christmas"
"The Adventures of Huck Finn"
"The Perfect Storm"
‘The Lion King”
“Pocahontas”
“True Crime”
“The Air Up There”
“The Three Musketeers”
“U-571”
“Quiz Show”
“Miss Evers Boys”
“Jumanji”
“Armageddon”
“Gattaca”
“When a Man Loves a Woman”
“Virus”
“Ed Wood”
“Iron Giant”
“Antz”
“I Dreamed of Africa”
“The Cable Guy”
TELEVISION CREDITS (partial list):
“RTL News”
“Good Morning America”
“CNN”
“Tabasco Superbowl”
“ABC Sports”
“NBC News Decision 2000”

PBS DOCUMENTARY FILM SCORES:
“Wilderness: The Great Debate”
“Wallace Stegner”
“Desert Wars Water in the West”
“The Great Salt Lake: America’s Legacy of Wetlands”
“Long Walk: Tears of the Navajo”
“Butch Cassidy and The Outlaw Trail”

"Horses of The West"

FEATURE FILMS:

“The Emissary" due to be released 2014

 

 
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