Trevin Pinto, Film Composer

Trevin Pinto, Film Composer

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“… very inventive and certainly original. Some of the compositions sound similar to early (1960,s 1970,s) Italian horror film scores, ie, Goblin, Nicolai and even Morricone.” – film music journalist John Mansell

Biography

The cinematic work of composer/producer Trevin Pinto has galvanized the films he’s been part of, and is steadily redefining the independent sonic landscape, one film at a time. A classically-trained guitarist, with a Master of Music from the University of New Mexico, Pinto has comprised one-half of the production duo the Turn, a revolutionary team that’s made a name melding big pop sound with Flamenco flavor.

Pinto’s forays into the world of film, however, reveal a darker, more enigmatic side of his talents. A versatile & unconventional composer, he effortlessly exercises his knack for solid composition, but the style is flipped, re-applied, and in a word, unsafe. His film scoring uses computer as a canvas, wherein manipulated waveforms become the orchestra de facto, and all conventional or familiar methods are destroyed completely, rebuilt as a new animal entirely – one that has sharp fangs.

Industrial music in the truest sense of the term, where found sounds are shaped into melody, is but one of Pinto’s trademarks. Well-practiced and oft-utilized in independent film, namely the suspense genre, a Trevin Pinto score is easily recognizable. Pinto applies his own signature sound to a wide array of film styles, and the result never fails to underscore the movie and, in many cases, raise the whole to a new level.

No matter the style, genre, or industry, Trevin Pinto stands poised as a breakout artist. Turn up the volume and experience him for yourself…

Discography

* Culinary Art (Official Selection: NYC Horror Film Festival 2005)
* Voices (2005)
* Perfect (Official Selection: Shriekfest 2004, Official Selection and Best Score Nomination: Shockerfest 2004)
* Disposer (Fangoria Blood Drive 2, Official Selection: New York Horror Festival 2004, Official Selection: Creepfest 2004, Official Selection: Chicago Z Film Festival)
* Mister Eryams (Best Film: Fangoria Blood Drive 2004)
* Y (Official Selection and Best Score Nomination: Shockerfest 2003)
* A Gentle Form of Murder (2001)