Award winning Seattle composer, Nan Avant collaborates with filmmakers throughout the United States. Her music, heard on award winning indie films, concert stages and PBS broadcasts, embraces thematic and rhythmic intentions, often reflecting her Latin heritage and encompasses her passion for classical composers, world music, and electronic sound design.
Nan’s latest work, Tributum composed for Celtic Bagpipes and Chamber Orchestra has been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award 2013. Tributum premiered at the Celebrate World Music! concert on March 24, 2013 Benaroya, Nordstrom Hall in Seattle. The concert was performed by Northwest Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra conducted by 2011 Grammy Award Winner for Best Classical Album Engineering, David Sabee. Tributum featured two bagpipes, the Uilleann Pipes performed by Dr. Eliot Grasso and the Great Highland Bagpipes performed by Kevin Auld.
Nan is constantly expanding as a composer and musician finding new avenues of expressing music. She has played in a Baliniese Gamelan Ensemble and recently began studying classical violin. Nan is a producer and composer for Full Brain Films in Portland, Ore. Her music is available at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and SoundCloud. For a full list of Nan’s film credits please visit IMDB.com
Global Music Awards - October 2013
Award of Merit for Composition
Nominee: Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2013
Best Contemporary / Orchestral / Instrumental
Park City Film Music Festival 2011
2 Gold Medals for Excellence in Original Music for a Short Film
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