Aaron Symonds

Film Composer

News

Over the next few weeks I’ll be releasing new animation music every other day. Ranging from orchestral to pop, epic to humorous, this music will bring emotion to animation!

Background

MUSICAL STORYTELLING

The most basic psychological human need is to belong. Stories make us feel like we belong, no matter who we are or where we are from.
Music has the ability to make you feel like you belong in the story world by bringing out the emotions inherent in the characters and their journeys.
I compose music that takes you on an emotional journey by combining the drama of the orchestra with modern pop production techniques.

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  • Aaron brings a level of excellence to his work that makes it such a pleasure to work with him over and over again. He quickly gets to the heart of the story and knows just how to compliment and enhance the emotions through his score. His music takes my projects to the next level, drawing out the emotions and enhancing the humor. He is a skilled collaborator, taking care to understand my vision and the arc of the characters, and always creates something wonderful, exceeding my expectations.
    Leah Gottfried
    Director
  • We came to Aaron with a ridiculously tight deadline and enormously big expectations, but Aaron handled it all with grace (& a whole lot of calm) and he gave us and the film something beautiful. Aaron was incredibly collaborative and easy to work with. I would gladly work with him on our next project.
    Sig Libowitz
    Producer
  • Aaron Symonds' versatility is matched only by his love of classic music scores, and both are on captivating display in his music for a wide range of subjects -- which, even divorced from the multimedia it supports, makes compelling listening on its own.
    Joe Dante
    Director
  • Aaron brings to the table an incredible understanding of storytelling through music, while his professionalism and work ethic is unmatched. Can't wait to work with him again!"
    Saul Blinkoff
    Director
  • Aaron is a skillful composer and master orchestrator. He has a confident command of a broad palette of sounds and wielded them with great sensitivity to the rhythm and texture of our film.
    Tom Veltre
    Director / Producer
  • Aaron’s participation and contribution to our film exceeded expectations in every respect…He is a very talented composer with a broad musical palate and the maturity and confidence in be a true collaborator in helping to make the film as good as possible.
    Ivan Gulas
    Film Producer
  • "Aaron Symonds is a pleasure to work with. He's a storyteller extraordinaire, using his musical talents to underline each character's arc in exquisite auditory detail. His contribution to our film elevated the story tremendously."
    Nadine Truong
    Director
  • Haunting and beautiful, Aaron's score captured the tension, scope and ambiguity of the film with nuance and power.
    Adam Rodgers
    Director