J e f f r e y S c o t t P e a r s o n
C O M P O S E R A R T I S T W R I T E R T E A C H E R
© 2022 by Jeffrey Scott Pearson & Influence Music Publishing, ASCAP Last Update May, 2022
T E L E V I S I O N M U S I C
A medley of wildlife shows with an intriguing combination of world music and television drama
Fast paced medical soundtracks with unique synthesized sound sets and ambient textures
High energy sports music for NASCAR racing spots
& X-Games highlights featuring live virtuoso guitar
Exotic instruments, complex rhythms and unusual styles supports globe trotting travelogue scores
Cutting edge underscores at blistering speed; these hot tracks won over this cable racing channel
Kitschy 50s string & orchestra compositions with a delicious retro feel that add ironic fun to any scene
Spanish & Hispanic spices flavor these themes
created for the international Latino community
Low key but tense melodramatic underscores for criminal investigation, forensics and 'murder porn'
American country music & rural instrumentation is the starting point for these rural farm soundtracks
The fabulous 60s are back with these nostalgic retro gems, using vintage gear & recording techniques
Comedy is hard but these light, bouncy underscores
are easy & fun, they tickle the ear & the funny bone
Jeffrey Scott Pearson has been scoring network television and films for over 30 years. After music school in London and college in America, he went to LA to cut his first CD and then worked through the 1990s as a staff composer at Horizon Video Productions. After the millennium, Scott became realigned with New Century Films and Figure 8 Films as a television music composer in 2001. Over the next decade the Discovery Channel networks engaged him to score over 200 television programs and specials. With his guitar virtuoso writing partner David Imhof, Influence Music Publishing provided soundtracks for some of the most popular shows of the day. Their music was also included in various production music libraries and turned up on hundreds more shows internationally. Scott recently graduated from Utrecht School of the Arts with a Masters in Music Technologies and works with Soundgram Post, an international music library for media.
During a radio interview in 2005, Scott recounted how the varied demands of TV music forced him to master myriad genres to score different narratives. The importance of timbre and instrumentation is a vital element in communicating place and time for cues that rarely last more than a minute.
"A score is like the frame for the director's canvas. It shouldn't interfere with the enjoyment of the art at all, and when it's right, nobody notices it. But the wrong frame, the wrong music, can destroy the impact of a masterpiece." - NPR On the Media (2005)
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Though mostly known as a television composer, Scott occasionally has the time to take on a movie soundtrack. With larger budgets come longer hours, higher expectations and less compromise. Yet nothing satisfies more than working with a real orchestra or famous session musicians. These short samples represent a fully considered vision for the scenes they score.
F I L M S O U N D T R A C K S
Jeffrey Scott Pearson has been making music since digital watches came out, producing soundtracks for over 200 television shows and movies over the past thirty years. While he got his start in London in the mid-eighties and grew his career in the States, Scott is operating out of the Netherlands during the
Early in his career Scott played in various bands, including a brief UK tour with Top 40 pop stars Jesus Jones, but in the nineties Scott decided he was more a creator than a performer. He became the staff music composer at a television production company for the next decade and during that time he mastered the art of scoring to picture.
By the time Scott scored his first full feature, Unshackled (2000), it had been ten years since he conducted a live orchestra. Though a thrilling experience overall it was clear the time and attention required for movie work would make film scores a luxury and he turned back to contracting full time for Discovery.
Throughout this time between gigs Scott was an instructor of the musical arts
for kids, teens and even college students in various capacities. This love of teaching continues today, with mentoring and real world advice being the keystones of his instruction.
More recently Scott has produced new artists and writes music collaboratively; he enjoys discovering unique interactions between good musicians, both live and in the studio. This reality explains his deep love of all things jazz, which he has been performing & teaching to a new generation since 2001 in the classroom and the bar room.
When he's not in the studio, Scott's often exploring the world seeking out unusual events, diverse travel destinations and anything off the beaten path. He also paints in acrylics and creates whimsical circus art & landscapes, in addition to innovative photography.. Click the photo below for more art.