Hey everybody,

Nick Norton here, music doctor.

I do a lot of different things in music and sound. One has to diversify to make a living as an artist in America. Fortunately I love and care deeply about all of my activities, because I hear and feel them all as expressions of the same passion.

As it turns out, communicating this effectively requires a whole website. You can scroll down a little to learn about what I do, scroll down a little more to learn about me, and scroll down a little past that to get in touch.

Hey everybody,

Nick Norton in what his girlfriend refers to as "the world's least threatening rap photo"
"The world's least threatening rapper photo"

Nick Norton here, music doctor.

I do a lot of different things in music and sound. One has to diversify to make a living as an artist in America. Fortunately I love and care deeply about all of my activities, because I hear and feel them all as expressions of the same passion.

As it turns out, communicating this effectively requires a whole website. You can scroll down a little to learn about what I do, scroll down a little more to learn about me, and scroll down a little past that to get in touch.

Nick Norton here, music doctor.

I do a lot of different things in music and sound. One has to diversify to make a living as an artist in America. Fortunately I love and care deeply about all of my activities, because I hear and feel them all as expressions of the same passion.

As it turns out, communicating this effectively requires a whole website. You can scroll down a little to learn about what I do, scroll down a little more to learn about me, and scroll down a little past that to get in touch.

Nick Norton in what his girlfriend refers to as "the world's least threatening rap photo"
"The world's least threatening rapper photo"

Here are some things I do:

As a composer,

I write and arrange music for everything from symphony orchestras to string quartets, often with electronics.

Listen

As a music editor,

I do the heavy lifting when it comes to making music work with visual media and helping directors and producers realize their musical intentions.

Hear

As a sound designer,

I make visual media sound more real than real, cutting and mixing dialogue, sound effects, backgrounds, and foley to make your project sparkle.

Watch

Of course this list is by no means exhaustive. I've done quite a bit of live sound in my life, used to teach music at universities, and have recently begun teaching composition and production over Zoom. If you've got a project you want to work on together, or need a hand with something musical, hit me up using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

A little bit about me

I grew up playing guitar in punk bands and saxophone in school bands and singing in choirs. I went to college — rather a lot of it — to be a composer, eventually earning my PhD from UC Santa Barbara after an MMus from King's College London and a double BA cum laude in music and political theory from UCSD.

In school I got pretty into music technology and studio work, and that has enabled me to develop a rewarding and varied career in post production sound. And a life-long passion for cinema has me overjoyed to be working as a music editor, sound editor, and rerecording mixer on really interesting projects.

In music making, I find live performance insanely rewarding. I perform as a guitarist and electronic musician on my own and with bands, and love to write music for other people to perform as well. I consider concert production an art form akin to composition, and artistic directing concerts for my series Equal Sound is one of my favorite things to do.

One time three friends and I kayaked from Catalina Island to Los Angeles to see Rage Against the Machine and Wu Tang Clan. Maybe that's actually all you need to know?

Want to get in touch or follow my exploits?

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Contacts!

  • Press

    Caroline Borolla, Clarion Call Media
    caroline [at] clarioncallmedia.com

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    Noah Luna, BCP Music
    info [at] bcpmusic.org

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