Style: Experimental Electronica, Orchestral & Environmental Sounds
Real Name: Rhian Sheehan
From: Wellington, Aotearoa
- Rhian Sheehan is a New Zealand based composer & producer of cinematic music who is known for his unique melding of experimental electronica with orchestral music and environmental sound recordings. Predominantly writing music for Film & Television, he has also released 5 albums to date. His debut album ‘Paradigm Shift’ (LOOP Recordings) is regarded as a landmark in New Zealand electronica, and his 2009 and 2011 albums “Standing in Silence” & “Seven Tales of The North Wind” are both regarded by many as classics amongst the post-rock ambient genre.
- His work has appeared on many international CD compilations, most notably the multi-platinum selling Café del Mar, Lazy Sunday & Zen CD compilations. Sheehan has also written music that has appeared regularly on UK BBC television programming, including BBC Horizon and Top Gear, as well as The Discovery Channel and the National Geographic channel. His music was also used extensively during NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. His music has also been heard in a variety of TV commercials, movie trailers and short films. Sheehan has written the scores for 5 Planetarium Space Dome shows, including the 2009 soundtrack to the UK’s National Space Centre’s “We Are Astronomers”, a 360° Full Dome Film narrated by Doctor Who’s “David Tennant”, which is currently screening in digital planetariums around the world, and has been seen by over 1 million people. Sheehan also composed the score to the 13 part prime-time TV Drama series “The Cult” (for which he won a Qantas Film & TV award). He also wrote the soundtrack to the Emmy Award winning series Reservoir Hill.
- In July 2012 Japan’s Preco Records released his most resent albums “Standing in Silence” & “Seven Tales of The North Wind” together as a limited edition double box-set that includes bonus material (including the remix of “Borrowing The Past” by US post-rock ambient luminaries “Hammock”).