JACK McKENZIE | COMPOSER
JACK McKENZIE is a Scottish Composer, Orchestrator and Arranger for Film, Television and Video Games based in London. A highly versatile writer, his music varies in genre and style, often maintaining a heavy emphasis on melodic or thematic writing in combination with the integration of unusual and unique contemporary techniques and sounds.
Jack most recently worked alongside fellow Scottish Composer BLAIR MOWAT as an Additional Music Composer for ITV’s hit crime drama McDONALD & DODDS and as an Arranger and Orchestrator on NOLLY (2023) starring HELENA BONHAM CARTER and written by RUSSELL T. DAVIES.
As an Orchestrator, Jack has prepared scores for numerous large and small-scale sessions, collaborating with some of the world’s finest Studios and Musicians including; AIR STUDIOS LONDON, CLOCKWORK SESSIONS, THE BUDAPEST ART ORCHESTRA with EAST CONNECTION RECORDING and, alongside MOWAT, were the first to record a film score with the ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA in their new state-of-the-art recording facility SCOTLAND'S STUDIO (October 2021). Recent orchestration projects include DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (2023) and BLACK ADAM (2022) with LORNE BALFE and M3GAN (2023) with ANTHONY WILLIS.
Jack studied with Contemporary Electro-Acoustic Composer TIMOTHY COOPER whilst undertaking his BMus (Hons) Undergraduate Degree in Edinburgh, before going on to study a Post Graduate in Composition for Film & TV at the world-renowned NATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL (alumni include DARIO MARIANELLI, NATALIE HOLT, SEGUN AKINOLA, JON OPSTAD).
After mentoring with ADAM LUKAS (OBERNOSTERER), an Emmy-winning Composer at HANS ZIMMER'S BLEEDING FINGERS MUSIC, Jack now regularly contributes original music for the company and their partnered Production Music Libraries: SONY/ATV and EXTREME MUSIC.
As a Tutor, Jack also creates a variety of educational content on his YouTube Channel including; Tech and Sample Library Reviews, Film Music Analyses, MIDI Tutorials and Mock-Up Covers.