Aaron Symonds is an LA based film and television composer known for his rich hybrid scores – combining orchestra with ethnic instruments, electronic textures and manipulated organic sounds. As a musical storyteller, he is equally passionate about both film and music. He combines a sensitivity to the drama of a scene with a love of collaboration and the filmmaking process. With his musical education and instinctual talent, he composes music in a variety of styles ranging from the big and epic to the small and intimate.
Recent projects include the feature film Lovemakers, a romantic comedy with Daryl Hannah and Billy Zane, and Imaginary Friend, a psychological thriller for Lifetime Network, starring Lacey Chabert, Ethan Embry, Amanda Schull and Paul Sorvino.
Other notable projects include the mini-series Splatter for Joe Dante & Roger Corman, documentaries for the History Channel and National Geographic, the 2010 Academy Award semi-finalist The Response, starring Aasif Mandvi, Kate Mulgrew, and Peter Reigert, and commercials for Mercedes Benz and Comcast
He has also provided music production services for studio projects such as Despicable Me 2, The Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Curious George 2, A Little Bit of Heaven,Merry Madagascar, George of the Jungle 2, Renny Harlin’s Exorcist: In The Beginning, Coach Carter, and the mini-series Into The West for executive producer Steven Spielberg.
Born in Boston, Aaron Symonds grew up in Israel and Australia where he studied composition, orchestration, conducting and numerous instruments from an early age. While still in school he began working on films, TV series and theatre productions for Australia’s flagship theatre companies. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, two kids, conducting baton, and state-of-the-art film scoring studio.