A Film Composer. Browse around this website for demos and more info.
And here are a bunch of guitar solos
Randin Graves is an award-winning film composer and Fulbright fellow with diverse influences and skills, delivering popular (and very unusual) genres of film and television music from his professional home studio. Equally at home in classical and pop music worlds, he holds a B.A. cum laude in music composition from the well-regarded new music program at the University of California at San Diego, and has played in rock, electronica, folk, reggae, funk, jazz and world fusion bands. He plays guitar, keyboards, the Japanese koto, and is world renowned as an expert on the Australian didgeridoo, having sold CDs and influenced players on every continent – including Antarctica.
His work has appeared on countless CDs & film scores, a video game, theatre and dance performances and a children’s education website. He currently works primarily on films but is open to any creative projects.
- Nominated – Best Score, FilmQuest 2017, They Live Inside Us
- Winner – Best Score, Demon Chaser Film Challenge 2014, Ruby
- Winner – Best Sound/Music, Art Institute of Salt Lake City Short Film Competition at Sundance 2013, The Wretching
- Nominated – Best Score, Salty Horror International Film Festival 2012, Steve from Accounting vs. the Shadow Dwellers
- Winner – Best Feature Soundtrack, Action on Film International Film Festival 2012, Jake’s Dead
- Winner – Best Music, Arab Film Studio Competition 2012, It Didn’t Have to Be Like This
- Nominated – Best Original Score, Filmed in Utah Awards 2012, Offing Adolph
- Winner – Best Song, Action on Film International Film Festival 2011, A Taste of Love
- Nominated – Best Composition, Action on Film International Film Festival 2011, Pulp Boy
- Gold Medal for Excellence in Original Music for a Short Film, Park City Film Music Festival 2011, Reco, with director Chris Adler
- Gold Medals for Excellence for Music in a Short Film, Park City Film Music Festival 2011, Dismatta, with director Lee Gardner & Eggsistential Issues, with director Thomas McMinn
- Winner – Best Composition, Action on Film International Film Festival 2010, The Grayham Overture
- Winner – Best Score, 48 Hour Film Project Salt Lake City 2010, Eggsistential Issues
- Director’s Choice Gold Medal for Excellence, Performance/Experimental Films, Park City Film Music Festival 2010
Two Brothers at Galarra, with directors Banul & Malalakpuy Munyarryun and musicians of the Wangurri clan of Australia
- Director’s Choice Silver Medal for Excellence, Best Impact of Music in a Short Film, 2010 Park City Film Music Festival
Sameena Likes Me, with director Ubaid Seth
- Silver Medals for Excellence, Best Impact of Music in a Short Film, 2010 Park City Film Music Festival
Flowers for Annabelle, with director Jonathan Pope & Churhi, with director Ubaid Seth
- Producer & Editor of Gatapangawuy Dhawu, winner, as an installation with a bark painting by Aboriginal
artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, of the Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Work Prize at the 2008 Telstra National
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
- Australian-American Fulbright Postgraduate Fellowship 2003-4
- Jim Beam Benefitting Emerging Artists in Music Grant 2000
- California Arts Scholar Award 1991
- Film Scoring 101, Berklee College of Music Online, Winter 2010
- M.A. in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies, Charles Darwin University 2006,
thesis: Cultural Foundation of the Yidaki (Didgeridoo) in Northeast Arnhem Land
- B.A. cum laude in Music Composition, University of California at San Diego 1996
- Certificate in Music Composition, California State Summer School for the Arts 1991
I play guitar with Americana Singer-Songwriter Columbia Jones. We recently recorded the single ‘Trouble’ and released this video shot on location in Twin Falls, Idaho. In addition to appearing in it, I shot the main closeup and edited the video. Check out more links HERE ON COLUMBIA’S SITE after you watch the video below.
Check out this great video I scored for eMotimo! It’s got some gorgeous camera work from some gorgeous gear.
Yes, I’m slowly whipping up a new website. I’ll post updates on all manner of music that I find myself doing, from didgeridoo to rock guitar to orchestral film scoring. Maybe.
Contact Randin Graves here for any business, be it film music, didgeridoo lessons or sales, guitar sessions, producing, Ginger Root Records, etc.