Hamish Brown: Music

Hello, I’m Hamish Brown. I’m a versatile and experienced music producer, media composer and mix engineer. I work with musicians and directors to help them them get the best results from their project – and budget. I’ve had music placed everywhere from Hollywood films, cinema ads, dance and theatre to zero-budget passion pieces and most places in between. I also produce records with artists and mix records they’ve already part-recorded. I provide further pro audio services, including voiceover, podcast production, tape sync and location sound.

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Photography: Daniel Dabrowski

Before doing this, I worked in journalism. I teach Audio and WordPress courses for the National Union of Journalists – next dates: Jun 2021.

Production Reel 2020

RM Hubbert – Hanging Pointers

Recent Work

The Pitiful Few – Songs for Sinners

Castle of Light

Project set within the grounds of Edinburgh Castle at night using powerful 3D projection mapping to bring its history to life in a fun and engaging way to an audience of 30,000+ people over 6 weeks during the winter of 2019. Commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland.

Sound design, voiceover recording, mixing
Client: Historic Environment Scotland
Project: Castle of Light
Animation: Cameron Gleave at Double Take
Voice: Lorna Irvine
Creative Director: Andy McGregor
Original music, voiceover recording, mixing
Project: Castle of Light
Client: Historic Environment Scotland
Animation: Jenny Soep
Voice: Jackie Kay, reading her own poem Craiglockhart
Creative Director: Andy McGregor

Byline

Music for a film by crowd-funding journalism site Byline, which provides a platform to connect readers with investigative journalists.

Original music, mixing
Project: Byline video
Client: Byline
Animation by Nancy Luong
Voiceover by Peter Jukes

HappyHere

A participatory, immersive light installation from the National Galleries of Scotland, which used colour and light to visualise thoughts and feelings.

Original music
Project: HappyHere
Client: National Galleries of Scotland
Director: Daniel Warren

Lost Treasure

A commission from Glasgow Short Film Festival to score (alongside vocalist Drew Wright) a new edit of footage shot in 1950s by the Dawn Cine Group filmmaking collective and left unfinished. Screened with a live score UK-wide as part of BFI Cinescore Live.

Original music, mixing
Project: Lost Treasure
Client: Glasgow Film
Filmmaker: Minttu Mäntynen / Dawn Cine Group
Voice: Drew Wright

Trailer Music Reel 2020

Client list

  • BBC
  • NHS
  • Pacific Content
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Theatre of Scotland
  • Glasgow Film
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • Edinburgh Art Festival
  • Artlink
  • Byline Media
  • STV
  • Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust
  • The Arches
  • The Work Room
  • Pachamama Productions
  • Creative Edinburgh
  • Zero Tolerance
  • Project Scotland

Podcast and Spoken Word

A radio-style piece on the Sunshine Recovery Café, a pop-up cafe in Paisley for – and run by – recovering addicts.

A panel event Edinburgh Fringe show recorded and mixed for the All Back to Bowie’s podcast in 2014, featuring an interview with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.