Henri Salonen

Composer, Sound designer
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About

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I have been a musician practically all my life, but, I really sold my soul to the devil at the crossroads 18 years ago. Now, playing various instruments for a number of years does not make one a fantastic film composer on its own - a good set of ears and an in depth understanding and feel for emotional content is a big part of the job description.
‘Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.’ Frederic Chopin
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Here's what I'm up to at the moment.

Sufuku
I'm super excited about getting to compose with my good friend Mark Ellis of Elma (https://www.facebook.com/elmaband/) We have started working on demos, after 3h of jamming we cracked the code sort of speak. The film is about a young woman who finds a source of income completing sudoku puzzles, with surprisingly dramatic results. Written/Directed by Edie Gaston & Sam Cornish co directing. Production starts in early 2018.
Heart & Soul
For the past week I've been working on a very interesting version of the song 'Heart & Soul' for a film by Jonnie Howard, I've actually yet to see anything but a rough cut of a 1min sequence. When you have a good brief from an articulate director you do not have too see the film to get the gist of it, so far so good. Live Long & Prosper -H-
Composition in a dream
Hey Folks I was on short holiday in Finland in August when suddenly whilst half a sleep I kept having these images of a musical phrase, there was no music to be heard in the dream only a group of notes. The next day I started to put the notes on a manuscript paper and to my absolute surprise it actually sounded good. The next 2 weeks music was pouring out of me for the length of 40bars, I then decided that my 'dream song' would go nicely together with a piece I made years ago called 'Creating Light'. Right now I am waiting for my copyist (Andy Fraser) to give me the score all nice and clean, and then ladies and gentleman we shall record it with some fantastic string players. Why stop there, I attached my good director friend of mine (Ryd Cook) to do a music video of it. Hopefully by october you will see the video and the song here. Sincerely, -H-

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Credits


Here are some examples of my work.

Portfolio


Here are some other projects that I've worked on.

Ryd Cook Filmmaker
TBA

How do we think

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer / Sound-designer
2015

Aviatrix

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
2018

T-Shirt

  • Comedy (Short)
  • Composer / Sound-designer / Sound-mixer / Sound-recordist
Cambridgeshire Film Consortium -
2014

A Stone's Throw

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
2014

The Virus

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
2014

Cambridge Tour de France: a Cycling City

  • Documentary (Short)
  • Composer / Sound-designer
2015

Anna

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
2015

War Of Ours

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
2016

Pool Room

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer / Sound-designer / Sound-mixer
2016

Alder

  • Fantasy (Short)
  • Composer / Sound-designer / Sound-mixer
2017

The Kiss

  • Drama (short)
  • Composer / Sound-designer
2017

Times Have changed

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer / Sound-designer
Janos Killius Lighting Cameraman & Director of Photography
2014

Jaquerie

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
TBA

Foregone

  • Drama (Feature)
  • Composer
Jay Loe Video Editor
2016

Malcom

  • Comedy (Short)
  • Composer
TBA

Monsters

  • Drama / Comedy
  • Composer
Borja Torres Sánchez Editor, Director
2016

Out of Date

  • Comedy (Short)
  • Composer / Sound-designer
TBA

Dark Lights

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
Peter Harmer Filmmaker
2016

Story time Phonics

  • Children's Series
  • Composer / Sound-designer
2016

Free Thinking

  • Industry Commercial
  • Sound-designer
2017

CamEnglish

  • Promo Video
  • Composer
Joe Withers Filmmaker
2017

Tiebreaker

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
2017

Rugby -Trailer

  • Commercial
  • Composer
2018

Faces Of Marseille

  • Pilot episode
  • Composer
Louis Parker Filmmaker
2017

Wyboston Lakes

  • Promo Video
  • Sound-mixer
WM Associates Ltd. Video production company
2015

Menta Trade Fair 2015

  • Promo Video
  • Composer
HHG Production Film Production company
2014

Brike

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
Jonnie Howard Filmmaker
2017

Birthday music for Stephen Hawking

  • Promo video
  • Sound-mixer
2017

Heart & Soul

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer
2017

Triple Word Scare

  • Comedy (Short)
  • Sound-designer
Reeta Varpama Director, editor, color grader
2017

21st Century Woman

  • Comedy (short)
  • Sound-designer
Sam Cornish Producer
2018

Sufuku

  • Drama (Short)
  • Composer / Sound-recordist
2017

Tiebreaker

  • drama (Short)
  • Composer
2015

Locomotive Cafe

  • commercial
  • Composer
Robert Oliver Director/Writer
2018

Balloon

  • Drama/Short
  • Composer / Sound-designer / Sound-mixer / Sound-recordist
Daniel Hunt Writer/Director
2018

Ready, Play

  • Drama/Short
  • Composer / Sound-designer / Sound-mixer