Originally from Chicago, Ed Hartman is an accomplished composer, performer, and educator. Ed received his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, and has been involved with the film and music communities in the Pacific Northwest for decades. He creates music drawn from many styles, genres and cultures. Ed is at home with classical orchestral music, along with electronic and world music. As a percussionist, he can create intense rhythmic scores that can contrast with lyrical orchestral passages. Ed loves sci-fi, drama, comedy, fantasy and suspense.
Media Credits: Ed has scored music for film, T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. His music has been heard in the motion pictures "The Blind Side" and "Scooby Doo, The Mystery Begins" (Warner Bros.), "The Cold Light of Day" (Summit Ent.), "Surviving Christmas" (Dreamworks), “Into the Fire” (BCDF Pictures), “Spirit of the Game” (Samuel Goldwyn), “A Different Sun” (Monolith Pictures), “Cool It” (1019 Ent.), "Mini's First Time" (Bold Films), "Forbidden Fruit" (Jeff Madsen Productions), and "The Parlyzing Agent" (Z Flight Productions). Ed recently scored “As the Earth Turns” (1938 unreleased film), and scored music for the documentary: "Project Colombia" (The MapMakers), the feature film: "Fitz" (Who Made Who Productions) - 2008 Alberta Film and Television Awards Nominee: Best Feature Film). Ed has scored a variety of short films, including: “The Son, The Father”, “Little Peter Needs to Fly”, "End Zone", “The Three Stars” (Seattle International Fly Film Festival), “Trauma”, “Winston”, “Those in Need”, “A Rich Mann”. Ed's music has been on television, including: "Revenge", “Motive”(ABC), "Twas the Night", "Katie Morgan", Big Love (HBO), “Lucifer”,“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX), "Passions" (NBC), "Let's Make a Deal" (CBS), "Doc-Block" (MSNBC), "Greek" (ABC Family) , "Emeril Green" (GREEN), "Nature", "Gourmet Adventures with Ruth" (PBS), "Channel 5 Takes Latin", "Relic Hunter" "Extreme Towns" (TRAVEL), "America Now" (Ind.), "Shalom In The Home", "Toddlers and Tiaras" , "High Stakes Sweepers"(TLC), "Amazing Wedding Cakes" (Womens Ent) and Current TV.
Corporate and commercial use of Ed's music includes: MYQ2 (FOX TV Affiliate, Seattle), Lightyear Productions (for Tacoma Grand Cinema), Parragon Books, Ltd., Lavinia Productions S. L.C., Modem Media, 3CIM Inc., Tarinatalo OY, Storyhouse LTD., Avex Marketing, Kobalt, Barnes and Noble, Trailer Park, DDB Health, and Greenpeace.