Australia Based Composer, specialising in composition for film and commercial advertising.
Establishing himself as one of the leading composers in the world of music publishing, Tristan's work has been used, and is regularly sort after, by countless major international brands. His music, often described as enigmatic and thought-provoking, has become synonymous with visual media, consistently being used for commercial, TV, film and radio.
Having worked with companies such as Audi, Tiffany & Co, Salvatore Ferragamo, Panadol and Zodiac, Tristan's versatility in composition and production is indisputable.
His penchant for creating music is driven by his desire to extend himself in other areas of production. "I am consistently looking for new sonic interests and am constantly inspired to reinvent my approach" - Tristan Barton 2016
He has also worked with the inspiring Jordan Taylor Wright (Justin Bieber, Usher, Chainsmokers), and has recently been fortunate enough to have been a collaborator on Usher's 50th Anniversary Special Olympics Concert Intro.
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Tristan was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was extremely flexible and accommodating to my schedule and his patience was much appreciated. His instructions for the job were crystal clear yet also gave room to allow me expressive and creative freedom. The perfect job! I look forward to working with him again in the future :-) Thanks Tristan!
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Tristan is a talented and professional composer with incredible communication skills. It was a breeze to work on a short, but detailed mix for him. All the elements were ready to go!
Tristan is so professional and always gets invested in the project. His beats are unparalleled.A real joy to work with.
Easy to work with. Always submits top quality work on time.
Talented and professional. The perfect combination.
Interview with Tristan Barton
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composing and writing for Film.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Film Music & Advertising Music
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is, more often than not, always more!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Olafur Arnalds. I would love to understand his process and how he comes to appreciate the space in between sounds.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Ritcher-esc, but very melancholic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing/composing music professionally for 4 years now. I endeavour to become a prolific film score writer and producer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drums, iMAC, Solar powered generator, Head phones, Interface
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hesitate to ask me anything, i won't bite. Happy to discuss direction and budget, in order to make your project happen.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: First; What is it? Second; Whats your budget?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I press a button and it all magically happens, lol.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Where did you learn how to do what you do? I taught myself.....and cried a lot on the way!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The limitless creativity
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver a product to the best of my ability that both you and I will love.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Each has there purpose.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not that I know of.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Adverts for major advertising clients, and a short film.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a short film named "The Bull". It was my first short film score and I enjoyed it immensely!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I custom compose music for projects in film and advertising. I also regularly co-write/produce music with established artists.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am regularly inspired by Film composers of every genre, in particular I am interested in any new projects that finds either Johan Johannsson or Olafur Arnalds at the helm.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an at home studio, running everything through a Mac Mini. I use KRK Rokit 8 speakers and also have a EIE Akai Pro interface. My software plugins include a variety of spitfire, 8dio and Native Instruments VST's. I also have full access to a full recording studio to do spotting sessions and/or more elaborate recordings.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically wait until I get a brief, then I discuss the intended goal or outcome of the project. I then start throwing ideas together. Once I have established the main concept behind "said" project, I will then mock up some preliminary concepts and get the ok for the director/producer to continue. I then wait for a rough edit, sometimes a final cut, and customise the composition to fit the visual narrative.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vibe, finished product, and honesty