Twynholm uses a wistful blend of analogie and digital effects to create a soundtrack for a world left far behind. Never has the future seemed so far away. Or so close.
— The Wire
Fantastic sampling, a beautiful electronic record.
— Record Collector
Like being alone in the middle of a fairground
— The Face

Scott Twynholm is a Scottish composer and musician.

He works in film, dance, theatre and art. His compositions are characterised 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. 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 work includes the soundtrack to BAFTA winning BBC Two documentary Marty Goes To Hollywood and the score to aclaimed artist Rachel Maclean's 2018 feature Make Me Up.

He has scored music for plays by Caryl Churchill and David Harrower and worked for many theatre and Dance companies including The National Theatre, BalletLORENT, The Traverse, Luke Pell, and Citizens Theatre.


Alaisdair Smith Photography

Alaisdair Smith Photography