What I do :

Tony Green is a composer of music for Film, TV and commercial projects.

I make music that breaks down the barriers between audiences and the visions of creative, passionate people. The right music helps an audience see better.

Alfred Hitchcock’s longtime composer Bernard Hermann once said:

“I cannot tell you why film music works; I can only tell you that a film does not work without it”

We no longer just watch TV from the couch or watch movies in a darkened theater on someone elses's schedule; we watch from whereever we happen to be , distractions and all, at any time we want. Music is the single greatest way of locking in an audience's attention and its role is now more important than ever.

Understanding the role that music plays in telling a story helps expand the breadth and depth of that story for an audience, whether it be a feature film, TV show, documentary or commercial. For me, the process of working closely with the storyteller to create music to heighten that story’s impact, is one I love.

Originally Scotland, I now compose and record in my Chicago-based studio. Admired composers include Alexandre Desplat, Bernard Herrmann, Carter Burwell, Jon Brion, Frank Zappa, Maurice Jarre and Lyle Workman among many others.

Personal side projects include composing/improvising/performing solo eclectic electro-acoustic jazz guitar and playing with the Western swing band The Howdy Neighbors.

GreenHouseSound is committed to helping the arts community in Chicago and donates 20% of all revenues to arts and cultural non-profit organizations.

 

What's distracting me lately :

What I'm Working On :

  • “Life & Death…” sneak preview this weekend! Posted on 22 Apr 2015

    Great news – the indie feature “The Life & Death of an Unhappily Married Man” will get a sneak preview as the opening night film at the Twister Alley film festival. I scored all the original music for this and I;m excited to travel down to woodward, OK to attend the festival and see the film. You can get all … Read More

  • ‘Chicago Soundscapes 6×6′ project with help from the City of Chicago Posted on 13 Apr 2015

    This project has been developing for a while, but it’ll see the light of day in 2015. It involves shooting six 6-minute short films around Chicago and then scoring music to them using layered, looped and processed guitar – an approach I call ‘Guitarchitecture.’ Once complete, there’ll be a premiere where the films will be shown and the score will … Read More

  • Howdy Neighbors – Tunes Online! Posted on 20 Jan 2014

    Remember I mentioned that I had a side project playing guitar in a Western Swing band? Well, we recorded some tunes and they really sound pretty good. Look for us playing out around the city in 2014 and in the meantime, check out the tunes below!

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Portfolio :

You can find some samples of my work below. I regularly add tracks to the online portfolio, so connect with me in the "Let's Connect" section and I'll let you know as I add more music.

  • To listen, click on any track in the playlist
  • To view more information about the music that's playing, such as purpose, approach and style, click the track name above the waveform in the top panel.