about

Scott Twynholm is a musician and composer who lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

A versatile composer, he works in film, dance, theatre and art and creates a unique sound world for each project. 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. His music achieves emotional resonance through a rawness of production and simplicity of process.

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 on the record label, 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 his first ballet, Love Struck, for balletLORENT, Purposeless Movements for acclaimed theatre company Birds Of Paradise and the soundtrack to BAFTA winning BBC Two documentary Marty Goes To Hollywood.