Currently residing on the outskirts of London, Marie-Anne’s media composing career started in South Africa after she teamed up with a post-production sound engineer, writing several hours of music for the SABC television, corporate videos and wildlife documentaries. After leaving South Africa, she initially spent 18 months in the USA, serving a short apprenticeship at Music Annex in California before moving to London.
Marie-Anne has written music in a wide variety of projects for film, television and RPG fantasy game music.
Recent work includes co scoring a feature film The Garden directed by David Ferry Jr. and 48HFP short Inertia directed by Coen Haver and Igor Vrebac. She has contributed music to ‘The Library of the Human Soul’, 'Gothic Storm' and 'Lovely Music', creating emotional pieces which have been recorded by live strings from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
She is part of several sample library developer’s team of composers and beta testers. This involves writing demos, scoring video promos, beta testing and video walk throughs. Significant work done working for Sonokinetic, Soundiron, Strezov Sampling, Realitone, Gothic Storm and Cripto Cipher.
Her diversity in being able to create music in many different genres which is both a strength and source of personal enjoyment. It allows her to draw inspiration from a wide base of people, art, music, film and nature and reflect it back in a way that enhances the image and story line.
Marie-Anne works on a Mac Pro using Logic X with more than 150 sample libraries ranging from orchestral instruments, to ethnic and synths including some of the latest editing technology plug-ins.
She is currently Director of SCOREcast community, which affords her the opportunity to communicate, expand her knowledge and collaborate with composers from all over the world. She also is an active member of BASCA, WFTV and BAFTA Crew.
Marie-Anne earned a Diploma in Media Composition and subsequently also completed a course in Cinematic Orchestration through ThinkSpace Education. She is a firm believer in the importance of continuous learning and has attended several master classes organised by Screened music, including;
- "Contemporary Mixing" with Charlie Russel and Brad Spence;
- "Real Midi" with Richard Aitkens and a live mix session with Jack Jackson;
- "Scoring for Games" presented by Nick Ryan, Andrew Barnabus, Richard Aitken, Stephen Baystead;
- "Creative Sound" presented by Paul Weir, Michael Price and Christian Henson; and
- "Orchestral Sound" presented by Nicholas Dodd, Stu Kennedy and David Hearn.
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