Originally from Chicago, Ed Hartman composes in 14 genres, including Classical, Asian, Latin, Jazz, and Orchestral -- often working in dark, edgy, scary or tribal themes, using the exotic marimba and unusual percussion to add zing and originality. Ed has scored music for Film, TV, Radio, and even a Planetarium! Recent film credits: The Blind Side, Scooby Doo and The Mystery Begins (Warner Bros.); Surviving Christmas (Dreamworks), Mini's First Time (Bold Films), Forbidden Fruit (Jeff Madsen Productions), and The Paralyzing Agent (Z Flight Productions), plus TV shows and corporate.
Ed Hartman received his degree in percussion from Indiana University, and has written articles, sheet music and books about music. His TV Credits: Twas the Night, Katie Morgan, Big Love (HBO) and Passions (NBC), Doc-Block (MSNBC), Greek (ABC Family), Emeril Green (Green), "Nature" (PBS), "Channel 5 Takes Latin, Relic Hunter (Travel), Shalom In The Home (TLC), and Current TV.
Corporate/Commercial Credits: MYQ2 (FOX TV Affiliate, Seattle), Lightyear Productions (for Tacoma Grand Cinema), Parragon Books, Ltd., Lavinia Productions S. L.C., Modem Media, 3CIM Inc., Tarinatalo OY, Storyhouse LTD., Avex Marketing, Kobalt, Barnes and Noble, Trailer Park, DDB Health, and Greenpeace.
Performance: Ed has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance and theatre co’s including: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon, and Ellipsis. In the Northwest, he has become a top freelance percussionist and recording artist. Ed has performed as a soloist at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall in NYC. His own bands The Olympic Marimba Band (World) and Northwest Passage (Jazz) perform music from around the world.
CIRCUS OF THE MIND
Warped circus music meets the Twilight Zone. Quirky circus calliope organ carousel music. Campy, haunting music. Fun, swirling and festive, an edgy version of a day at the Big Top, ferris wheel goes crazy, tilt-a-whirl off its game, kids running amok. You can smell the cotton candy in the air. Instrumental, Comedy Music, Comedy Music (pending categorization)
FANFARE FOR THE GODS
Olympic Style Theme. Marching into battle, sports specials, powerful bold impressive patriotic and heartwarming. Dramatic regal and bombastic. Triumph is ahead, seize the moment and go gloriously into a winning situation. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Regal Orchestral
Funky Marching Band music! Lively, energetic, exactly like a college marching band. Fast tempo, drum breaks, horns, and other brass instruments. Images of pep rallys, college football cross town and intra state rivalries, large crowds, partying students, colorful uniforms and gridiron action. Instrumental, Sports Music, Marching Band Music
MARCH OF THE TOYS - TOYLAND - I CAN'T DO THAT SUM
Music from Babes in Toyland by Victor Herbert arranged for mallet percussion instruments! Fun for families and kids, joyfu, playful. Children's toy embed, Mattel Toys R Us Christmas infomercial, sweet in-store. Kids marching, wrapping presents, playing around the tree. Teens Tweens, Romantic Comedy. Instrumental, Christmas Music, Christmas Bells
PLAZA DE LA MARIMBA
Warm weather Mexican style marimba music. Quiet sounding, yet still uptempo and festive. Ideal for scenes such as young couples on a cruise arriving in a port city, driving around and looking at the sights in Mexican villages, people having drinks in tropical bars, tropical theme restaurants, etc. Instrumental, Folk Music, Latin Folk
Artist Keywords: marimba jazz fusion rock pop electronic electronica retro TV television theme orchestral epic strings band marching band Latin salsa Caribbean Caribean Carribean Calypso Mexican Vibes Vibraphone bells xylophone timpani chimes Christmas holiday novelty funny vaudeville
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