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BIOGRAPHYEmmy nominated composer Amin Bhatia has a dual career both as synth programmer and orchestral film composer. His prizes at the Roland International Synthesizer competitions won him international fame in his youth, leading to projects with David Foster and Steve Porcaro.
His "Interstellar Suite" (Capitol/Cinema) became a landmark album for analog synthesizers when he created an orchestral epic without using any samplers. The sequel "Virtuality" is the first album to be endorsed by the Bob Moog Foundation. Of note is "Bolero Electronica", Ravel's masterpiece performed on 75 years of synthesizers in chronological order.
He now uses live players in his writing, but his early studio days recording parts one at a time have given him an unusual insight into the subtleties of arranging when working with full size orchestras in Toronto, Munich or Bratislava. Credits include the features "John Woo's Once a Thief", "Iron Eagle II", "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees" (IMAX), and the TV series "Get Ed" (Disney) for which he and co-writer Ari Posner received an Emmy Nomination.
Over the last several years Bhatia and Posner, have been scoring the groundbreaking CTV/CBS/Ion crime drama "Flashpoint ". The score and theme have garnered them many Gemini nominations, SOCAN Awards, and their first Canadian Screen Award for Best Music.
“Amin’s music is a breath of fresh air in the world of not just synthesized music, but music as a whole.” Oscar Peterson
“The standard has been set” Steve Porcaro