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Scott Twynholm is a Scottish musician and composer.

He works in film, dance, theatre and art. His compositions are characterised and inspired by recurring themes and ideas: re-contextualisation of found sound, extra-musical material, the urban environment, digital manipulation of acoustic instrumentation and the fallibility of technology.

He started his professional music career in bands. He was a member of Looper with Stuart David of Belle and Sebastian and went on to form the electro-pop band Hoboken with filmmaker Jonathan Carr. He also released solo records under the name Metrovavan, the first release of which picked up single of the month in Record Collector Magazine. In 2015 a Looper retrospective was released through Mute.

His compositions have appeared in numerous films including Palme d’Or nominated The Edukators, Cameron Crow’s Vanilla Sky and in advertising campaigns for XEROX and IBM.

He has scored music for plays by Caryl Churchill and David Harrower and worked for many theatre companies including The National Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, The Traverse, The Tron and The Citizens Theatre.

In 2015 De-Fence Records released his soundtrack to Kevin Cameron’s documentary about Scottish artist and writer Alasdair Gray. The album Alasdair Gray, A Life In Progress was critically acclaimed and picked up airplay on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

Recent projects include Rob Drummond's The Majority at The National Theatre, an adaption of Edmund Gosse's classic book Father and Son for The Traverse, In The Ink Dark, a dance work for choreogrpher and artist Luke Pell which premiered at Leith Late Festival 2017, and the soundtrack to BAFTA winning BBC Two documentary Marty Goes To Hollywood.