Tane’s musical capabilities are staggering and his skill at weaving an emotional state and journey completely enthralled and amazed me. Should it be for film, game design, theatre, concert or installation – whatever the medium – Tane can deliver originality, beauty and dynamic connection through his music.
— Sir Richard Taylor, Creative Director Weta Workshops NZ

A great score is the film director’s secret weapon. It flows from the heart of a story and creates profound human experiences that linger in our memories. I love helping a director to uncover the unique musical puzzle piece that brings their project to life

We create stories and experiences in all shapes and sizes, and music and sound need to mold to all incarnations. From a tightly structured timeline to a user-generated experience, from sitting in front of a screen to walking around a labyrinth, the possibilities are endless

Music is a powerful tool to create emotional connections, and paint mental pictures. I love working across the full genre spectrum with clients to craft a piece of music that sends exactly the message they need

About

Writing music for stories is my profession and life’s pursuit. It’s something that I can’t help but do. I first realised I wanted to write music for films age 6 watching Star Wars.

I love scoring because it requires you to dream outside the realm of the known, to immerse yourself fully in a moment or a character, and seek out a story’s beating heart; that unique thing that makes it important to tell.

Music is such a powerful storytelling tool, it’s amazing to think that not only was it a part of the art form of cinema before dialogue in silent movies, it also preceded speech in human history. It gives me a lot of satisfaction when I can empower directors to push this tool to its limits, and to take them on a journey of discovery across musical genres and cultures.

To me, as soon as sound is intentional it becomes music. All sound, be it laser rifles or lapping waves have musical characteristics and emotion. Sound and music for media have to work together to create a cohesive picture, and I particularly enjoy the projects where I have the opportunity to oversee an aspect of each. There is an exciting middle ground between traditional composition and abstract sound design too where one can create startlingly affecting results.

I’m based in Wellington, New Zealand’s Film capital, and can take on scoring and sound design projects of all scales with a solid network of world-class sound and music professionals. I live with my partner Anna, who herself is a talented vocalist and electronica artist, an ever growing collection of unique instruments and resonant pieces of scrap metal, and our dog Max (who is also a talented vocalist).