ROBERT CHARLES MANN

COMPOSER [and other things]

 
Robert Charles Mann mastering Cinematic Dark Lights at Color Sound Studio Paris

I grew up surrounded with music. My mother, an extraordinary concert pianist, inspired my bent for traditional orchestral elements with her impressionist and romantic repertoire. My life in Los Angeles producing performance art, playing in punk bands and composing electronic music accounts for the flip side of my interests like using unusual instruments from around the world, playing screaming guitar riffs or recording found objects and later morphing them into an ambient sonic environment enveloped by orchestra.

After a period of producing photography, another terribly important part of my life, I decided to return to my music roots and compose music for image. I studied orchestration with Hummie Mann in Edinburgh Scotland at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, then achieved production and mixing credentials at London Institute of Sound Engineering. I also studied at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and Ohio State University School of Music.

I have co-composed with Cliff Martinez, an old friend, on films such as SEVERE CLEAR and ESPIONS, nominated “César Best First Film”, and scored THE GLOWING HOURS which was nominated the “Gold Medal for Excellence in Original Music for a Dramatic Short Film” at Park City Film Music Awards in 2012. My commercial work includes branding themes for France Telecom (Orange) and Sony, as well as advertisements for Ducati and Calvin Klein. I also composed the ambient sound installation for Futuroscope in France and received a Mention du Jury at the Festival Silhouette 2007 in Paris for my soundtrack to Orpheus Descending.

My most recent albums CINEMATIC DARK LIGHTS with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by François Rousselot and WORLD FUSION 2 featuring Rodrigo Gonzalez-Miqueles were both produced by Montmorency Music in Paris and have been used in countless films and documentaries.

I teach workshops in music composition and photography, most recently with Globalizedu at the Cinémathèque Robert Lynen in Paris. I now live in France but return often to Los Angeles for new projects. Please contact me if you have any inquiries or project proposals.

For the trailer of MAPS TO THE STARS by David Cronenberg starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson and John Cusack. Recorded with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra.

      Through the Tunnel

 

Preview of a track destined for the upcoming film A HORSE CALLED OZ by Paul Young starring Cordelia Levinson.

      Burning Chaos

 

From my album CINEMATIC DARK LIGHTS produced by Montmorency Music in Paris. Thanks to conductor François Rousselot whose command of the BUDAPEST ORCHESTRA put the magic touch on the entire project. Stream the full album at iTunes, Soundcloud and Youtube. Purchase any of 134 variations at MYMA-SYNC.

      A Place to Stay
      Multiverse

 

Two cues from THE WAIT directed by Christopher Miles. Listen to the full album here or on SOUNDCLOUD.

      Too Late for a Hospital
      Fight

 

Composed for the film FISHTANK directed by Clayton Burkhart. Recorded with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra.

      Fishtank

 

Music for the short film STAND UP SORTIE by Roham Rahmanian. Listen to the full album here or on Soundcloud.

      See a Fuckin Apron on Me
      End Credits Theme

 

Production music from my album WORLD FUSION 2 produced by Montmorency Music. Thanks to David Krutten for his insight and patience, and to mega-musician Rodrigo Gonzalez-Miqueles who breathed life into the entire project. Stream full album on iTunes, Soundcloud and Youtube. To purchase any of 54 variations, MYMA-SYNC.

      Saharan Sunset
      Tea in the Pagoda

 

End credits theme for THE GLOWING HOURS directed by Paul Young with François Rousselot conducting the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra.

      Glowing

FILMS

MAPS TO THE STARS

Trailer for MAPS TO THE STARS by David Cronenberg starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson and John Cusack.


 

THE GLOWING HOURS

Main theme for the end credits of THE GLOWING HOURS by Paul Young starring Maya Beresford, Georgina Bennett and Virge Gilchrist.


 

ESPION(S) – We’ll Tail Them

Scene from the film ESPION(S) by Nicolas Saada starring Guillaume Canet, Géraldine Pailhas and Stephen Rea, cue co-composed with Cliff Martinez.


 

FISHTANK
Vous Auriez du Feu?

Cue for the scene “Do You Have a Light?” from the film FISHTANK by Clayton Burkhart. I used my wife’s heartbeat in tandem with the cellos to push the tension and confusion.


 

ESPION(S) – Main Theme

Opening title credits theme for the film ESPION(S) by Nicolas Saada. One of my favorite collaborations with composer Cliff Martinez.


 

THE GLOWING HOURS
The Balloon

Olivia sends a message to her mother. A scene from THE GLOWING HOURS by Paul Young starring Maya Beresford, Georgina Bennett and Virge Gilchrist.


 

STEFANO TARTINI
Mood One

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Below is a variation of this theme with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra on my album Cinematic Dark Lights .

 

      Wake Up Standing


 

ORPHEUS DESCENDING

Directed by Clayton Burkhart with cinematographer Dan Salzmann (RIP). An impressionistic angle on the fable through the bent psyche of Clayton Burkhart. There’s no dialog, the entire film is electro-acoustic ambient sound design. I also used 10 hours of live audio from the streets of New York. Beautifully filmed at night on 35mm film with an Arri 435 with Master Primes. A truly ambitious project in the name of art.


 

ALBUMS


 

CINEMATIC DARK LIGHTS

Produced by Montmorency Music in Paris. Mucho thanks to my editor Julien Bonneau without whom this project would not have been made, and conductor François Rousselot whose command of the Budapest Orchestra breathed life into the entire project.

©2014 Robert Charles Mann
Production music for film, tv and multimedia.
To hear all 134 variations and license this music,
MYMA-SYNC.COM

  1. Through the Tunnel Robert Charles Mann 3:05
  2. A Place to Stay Robert Charles Mann 2:09
  3. Leaving the City Robert Charles Mann 3:01
  4. Multiverse Robert Charles Mann 2:42
  5. Fishtank Robert Charles Mann 2:16
  6. Chem Trails Robert Charles Mann 2:30
  7. Glowing Robert Charles Mann 2:22
  8. Burning Chaos Robert Charles Mann 1:41
  9. Frozen Rose Robert Charles Mann 2:33
  10. Wake Up Standing Robert Charles Mann 3:23
  11. Inland Empire Robert Charles Mann 2:31
  12. Seven Generations Robert Charles Mann 3:52
  13. Accidental Hero Robert Charles Mann 4:10

 

THE WAIT

Soundtrack for the short film THE WAIT (2010) by Christopher Miles.

©2010 Robert Charles Mann

  1. The Wait Robert Charles Mann 0:33
  2. You Gonna Die Robert Charles Mann 2:05
  3. What's Your Story Reese? Robert Charles Mann 0:28
  4. Too Late for a Hospital Robert Charles Mann 1:20
  5. Fight Robert Charles Mann 0:40
  6. Shut the Fuck Up Robert Charles Mann 0:31
  7. Don't Do This Robert Charles Mann 0:30
  8. Armed and Dangerous Robert Charles Mann 0:52
  9. Heartbeat (end credits) Robert Charles Mann 1:56
  10. Event Horizon (end credits) Robert Charles Mann 2:36

 

WORLD FUSION 2

Produced by Montmorency Music in Paris. Thanks to David Krutten for his insight and patience, and to Rodrigo Gonzalez-Miqueles who put the magic touch on the entire project.

©2015 Robert Charles Mann

Production music for film, tv and multimedia.
To hear all 58 variations and license this music,
MYMA-SYNC.COM

  1. Saharan Sunset Robert Charles Mann 3:14
  2. Chase across the Savannah Robert Charles Mann 2:10
  3. Quirimbas Dance Robert Charles Mann 2:42
  4. The Streets of Ankara Robert Charles Mann 2:05
  5. Persian Harvest Robert Charles Mann 2:26
  6. Lake Sevan Robert Charles Mann 2:30
  7. Festival of Colors Robert Charles Mann 2:29
  8. Crossing the Himalayas Robert Charles Mann 2:37
  9. Twilight in Goa Robert Charles Mann 2:36
  10. Tea in the Pagoda Robert Charles Mann 1:55
  11. The Rising Sun Robert Charles Mann 2:08
  12. Beautiful Geisha Robert Charles Mann 2:34

 

THE GLOWING HOURS – Soundtrack

Soundtrack for the film THE GLOWING HOURS directed by Paul Young starring Maya Beresford, Georgina Bennett and Virge Gilchrist.

© 2012 Robert Charles Mann

  1. Fireflies Robert Charles Mann 1:42
  2. Arrival at Stowfield Robert Charles Mann 1:52
  3. Sad Thoughts Robert Charles Mann 1:08
  4. Alone at Night Robert Charles Mann 0:50
  5. Shadows Robert Charles Mann 1:24
  6. Spook Robert Charles Mann 0:27
  7. Happy Birthday Robert Charles Mann 1:49
  8. Planet Helium Robert Charles Mann 0:54
  9. The Balloon Robert Charles Mann 3:01
  10. A New Life Robert Charles Mann 0:37
  11. Saying Goodbye Robert Charles Mann 1:13
  12. Glowing Robert Charles Mann 2:22

 

STAND UP SORTIE

Soundtrack for the short film STAND UP SORTIE directed by Roham Rahmanian.

  1. Fire When Ready Robert Charles Mann 1:13
  2. Orders are Orders Robert Charles Mann 1:05
  3. Rescue Robert Charles Mann 0:44
  4. See a Fuckin Apron on Me Robert Charles Mann 1:07
  5. End Credits Theme Robert Charles Mann 0:42
 
 

CREDITS

Robert Charles Mann in Studio 22 Radio Budapest recording Cinematic Dark Lights with Budapest Orchestra

Robert Charles Mann recording Cinematic Dark Lights with Budapest Orchestra

• A HORSE CALLED OZ [ in production ]

composer / Paul Michael Young director, Milky Films Production

FISHTANK

composer / Clayton Burkhart director, First Name Basis Productions

THE GLOWING HOURS

composer / Paul Michael Young director, Emiane Entertainment Ltd.

MOOD ONE

composer / Stefano Tartini director, Parallel Vision production

• FLIGHT

composer / Tim Green director, AcroTwins production

• FUTUROSCOPE

composer / byVolta Sensory Factory production

• ESPION(S)

composer: additional music / Nicolas Saada director, Première Heure production

• A L’ORIGINE

music programer / Xavier Giannoli director, EuropaCorp production

• THE WAIT

composer / Christopher Miles director, White Knuckles production

• LIFT

composer / Tim Green director, AcroTwins production

• SEVERE CLEAR

music programmer / Kristian Fraga director, Sirk Productions

• PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CAPITALISM

title theme / Koppel on Discovery, co-composer, Discovery Channel

• STILETTO

composer: additional music and original score mix / Nick Vallelonga director, Vallelonga Productions

• STAND UP SORTIE

composer / Roham Rahmanian director, R&R Productions

• CAREER CRIMINAL

composer: additional music / Midway Games, Inc.

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

music programmer and remixer / Discovery Channel

• SONY-ERICSSON

branding theme, composer / Lakehouse Music production

ORPHEUS DESCENDING

composer and sound designer / Clayton Burkhart director, Première Heure production

• DANIEL HECHTER

composer / Steve Hiett director, Saatchi production

• MCAFEE

composer / AudioReel production

• NEXTIRAONE

composer / AudioReel production

• FRANCE TELECOM

composer / byVolta Sensory Factory production

• MOËT & CHANDON

composer and sound designer / byVolta Sensory Factory production

VÉLIZY 2 CENTRE COMMERCIAL

sound designer / byVolta Sensory Factory production

• BYVOLTA

branding theme, composer

• ALTERN EGO

composer / Frédéric Monpierre director, 2DT production

• WANTED ALIVE

composer and sound designer / David Gil director

• DUCATI

composer / Clayton Burkhart director, Première Heure production

• GUCCI

composer / Peter Strube director

• CALVIN KLEIN

composer / Peter Strube director

RECORDINGS

Robert Charles Mann + Brad Pitt - Chateau Miraval 2011

Robert Charles Mann + Brad Pitt – Chateau Miraval 2011

• CINEMATIC DARK LIGHTS 

Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, MYMA/Justement Music

• WORLD FUSION 2

MYMA/Justement Music

• ESPION(S)

Bande Originale du Filme, Première Heure

• LUGAR, DANIEL DELGADO PROJECT

Producer and Mixing Engineer

• ILLYAH KURYAHKIN

Voice on Vaval, Thirtycabminute, Arena Rock Recording

FLIGHT

Music for the Film, ThenCameNow Music

LIFT

Soundtrack for the Motion Picture, ThenCameNow Music

AURASPHERES

Partners In Rhyme producer

SPIRITUAL RAIN

Partners In Rhyme producer

GLACIER : VOL 1

Live conversions and synthetic ambiences, ThenCameNow Music

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