I am a Los Angeles-based classical and electronic
composer available for film scoring, TV, video game soundtrack, and commercial work. A Composer's C.V. is available upon request.
Please listen to my work samples and feel free to contact me via
at (310) 800-2754.
Samples All music copyright 2012 Jordan Balagot.
Recent Work (mp3s)
Here is the most recent work I've done. Licensing often does not permit me to display the work online, but a few clips are available in the Video section below.
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jordanbalagot_ring1 - a goofy free ringtone from the Peeling it Off Theme that you can install on your iPhone. (Preview) Vibrate - allows you to have vibrate-only alarms! (The iPhone normally plays alarms out loud even in silent mode.)
The Public Bathroom Door
This Target commercial features my music, currently airing nationally.
I wrote additional music for Killer Elite, including the tracks "Radio", "Feathermen", and "Hunter's Release".
Yi Soon Shin Trailer
I was commissoned by Onrie Kompan to score this trailer for the Yi Soon Shin Comic.
A semi-robotic cop chases the phantom tagger, torn between killing or falling in love. A dance piece with live music and electronica. For Columbia Chicago's Music for the Screen MFA program. 2008.
Dancers: Kevin Dirkson, Kate Dempsey
Choreography: Wilfredo Rivera
The Ginger Virus
An original film with original music. It's 2012. President Palin has been unable to stop the collapse of the global economy. The catastrophic Ginger virus has the ability to spread between humans and computers alike. It has taken over the world bank databases and it produces devastating isolation among its human hosts. Story by Andy Hill. 2008.
Dash's Chase - ascii version
This is a rescoring of a clip from a popular film, and rendered in ASCII to prevent copyright violation. The audio has been completely replaced. Scored and rendered with Finale and GPO. 2006.
This is a score to a scene from the play Translations. The score was composed to video and then both were performed live together. The characters in the play, George and Maire, don't understand each other but find other ways to communicate. From a recital for Columbia Chicago's Music for the Screen MFA program. 2008.
Music Conductor: Francesco Milioto
Musicians: The New Millennium Orchestra
Actors: Katie Fitzgerald and Tyler Gray
An orchestration of a theme by Bartok, with information overlaid (a scrolling score and a video of the film scoring recording session). Click on the high quality version on youtube and make it full screen to see the score. Music played by members of the Chicago Civic Orchestra conducted by Cliff Colnot. 2008.
This was written in memory of Leslie Roberts, a friend and fellow composition
major who died suddenly in the spring of 2002. This piece was not written
about her, but was rather an expression of my shock and anguish of her
death. This recording was performed by a student orchestra and conducted
by Jeff Nelson at my senior composition recital at Oberlin, April 20,
for Drum 'n Bass(11.7
The Concerto for Drum 'n Bass was written in an attempt to bridge the
gap between classical orchestral music and intelligent dance music. It
is written for live orchestra and CD, and was performed by a student orchestra
at my senior recital. I wrote the electronic parts in Propellerhead Reason,
and conducted the orchestra while cueing the CD. 2003.
Written for Jess Rossi for her Oberlin senior voice recital, for string
quartet and voice. Cowritten with Leighanne Saltsman, who also wrote the
lyrics. Performed at Jess Rossi's senior recital. 2000.
MB) Written in memory of Mabel Dennison, who passed away in the fall
of 2001. For SSAATTBBB choir and as sung by the Offbeats. This a cappella
piece attempts to imitate several electronic effects. 2002. Studio Recording.
Commissioned by Francis W. Parker school for their alumni centennial celebration,
performed by the Northwestern Brass Ensemble. Recording of a rehearsal.
MB) A short 6/8 drum 'n bass remix of the classic Ravel String
Quartet no. 1 in F major. Made with Reason, 2002.
MB) A short clip of a house song. Made with Reason, 2002.
A Man's Image (short), 2008. Carolyn Okafor, Director. Peeling it Off, 2008. Matthew Singletary, Director. Confession, 2008. Timothy Vannette, Director. The Usher, 2008. Carolyn Okafor, Director. Among All Creatures, 2009. Tyrone Acierto, Director. A Man's Image (feature), 2009. Carolyn Okafor, Director.
The Chicago International Film Festival 2008 Trailer. Ken Nordine, Producer.
Spark Productions Motion Reel. Isaac Speding, Animator.
Chamber Orchestra: Concerto for Drum ‘n Bass, for chamber orchestra and
CD, 2003 Tearing, 2002
Chamber work: Beautiful Dreamer, Voice and piano. 1999 Colonel Fanfare, commissioned by Francis W. Parker High School,
performed by the Northwestern Brass Ensemble, 2001 Heimo’s Rag, 1998 Journey, for piano, 2000 Once, for string quartet and voice, 2000 Translations, for chamber ensemble, 2007 Passiflora, for chamber ensemble and tape, 2008
Choral: Maine Summers, for SSAATBBB, 2002 Rivendell, SATB, 2003
Electronic soundscore for Makibaka: The Truth about Freedom,
Electronic music for Doors, 2002
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