"'Departure' is a sparse and subtle, atmospheric and dreamy underscore album, with beautiful textures, emotional themes and sentimental, evocative sustaining pads"
Edinburgh based film and television composer Nick Watson has had compositions broadcast to an unsuspecting public on US and UK TV networks such as MTV, Channel 4 and E4. Young & Wild, a recent film centred around three best friends and their final weekend before they go their separate ways for college, was nominated for Best Original Music at Cinema Festival Lünen.
Nick Watson is a graduate of the Composition For Screen Masters programme from the highly regarded University of Edinburgh Reid School of Music, recently ranked the highest in the UK for Music in The Guardian.
With a cutting-edge studio set up, Nick crafts his distinctive sound with a blend of live instruments, electronic soundscapes, sound design elements and custom sampling.
His work can be heard in several documentaries, dramas, and short films. One such short; My Brother Went For Sweets, was awarded the FilmG Theme Prize at the FilmG awards in Glasgow. Other shorts have shown at Toronto and Tribeca film festivals.
Nick is currently represented by the prestigious SMA Raw Talent agency based in London. To work with Nick on your project, contact details of SMART are given for agents Carolynne and Lesley, or you can contact Nick directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Optimist is the not-so-secret moniker of Edinburgh-based Film & Television Composer, Nick Watson, and is the culmination of his recent forays into ambient and electronic music.
The 'Fashion Week' EP brings together six tracks which showcase Nick's creativity and passion for ambient & electronic music. 'Fashion Week' is a lush, layered love-letter to the genre.
A scene from Channel 4's long-running TV soap 'Hollyoaks' containing one of Nick's ambient tracks