Composure is the combined talents of 2 young composers who have the skills to perform any commercial musical task. From writing and orchestrating for full orchestra to producing pop punk records to silky smooth contempory classical and jazz, Composure can do it all.


Composure is the combined talents of Nicholas Buc and Hugh Crosthwaite who have come together to focus on creating a unique musical voice for film, television and other multimedia projects. Having worked extensively in classical, orchestral, rock, jazz, pop, avant-garde and electro-acoustic music, Composure prides itself on its broad musical diversity. The group is dedicated to writing with a refined sense of craft and technique, and are passionate in striving for excellence in each project they undertake.




“The Chefs of The Great Hotels of The World, Season 1” - title music and underscore for Forte Communications / SBS

“Let Me Not” - feature film score for Forte Communications, premiered on Channel 9, January 2007

“Josh Jarman” - feature film arrangement of “Hungarian Dance No. 5”, premiered at the 53rd Melbourne International Film Festival

“The Manual” - Tropfest 2007 entrant, scored for Growing Brain productions

“Leggo's” Greek Advertisement - featured soloist

“Newsline” - Opening/Closing Titles


“Sky Saga” - Choir, Poetry and Orchestra, premiered by Melbourne Youth Orchestra

“True North” - Choir & Orchestra, premiere conducted by Dr Anton Armstrong (St Olaf College USA)

“Poucette” - Commissioned by Melbourne Youth Orchestra

"Celebration Mass” - Choir & Orchestra

“Paul Capsis, Live at Her Majesty's” - Orchestration, Arrangement & MD

“Voyages, Australia Day Concert, Federation Square Melbourne” - Orchestration for Pan Event / Melbourne City

“Nulius” - Commisioned by Banyule Symphony

“Interlude” - for Percussion Quartet, commissioned and performed by The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra (percussion section)


"The Eleventh Hour, Self Titled" Production

"The Big Fat Kill, Self Titled " Production and engineering

"The Same Space, Dean Guy" Demo Production

"The Need, Self Titled" Production

"Rook Unplugged" - String arrangement and mix of a live DVD

"Tail Bone, Self Titled" - Production and Mix

“Nexusphere, Self Titled” - Demo Production, subsequently signed to Universal