Jonny Southard is a composer from Bristol, United Kingdom.
Drawing from the ambience of film soundtracks and the elegance of impressionism, the composer combines the two sound worlds in a modern framework. Complementing this, a warm aura of folk drives many of the harmonies, inspired by the composer's rural English upbringing. Overall, the underlying tone is often dark and melancholic, yet the melodies that run parallel are memorable, comforting and distinguished, sensitively moving the listener as they embark on a rich and restorative journey.
Jonny composes soundtracks for film, TV and commercials using a vast array of sound worlds and materials. As a multi-instrumentalist, he is comfortable working in various genres. Piano, guitar, violin, cello and voice are all close at hand, as well as a plethora of electronic instruments. Adaptable and reliable, he delivers high quality soundtracks capturing moods, aiding storytelling and sensitively meeting the director’s visions. In 2015, Jonny gained a Masters degree in Screen Composition, and since has worked on a variety of projects including films, commercials, stings, charity shorts and documentaries. Click here to see examples.