Tom Haines

About: (b 1977) Grew up in Cornwall // studied classical composition at the GSMD in London // An extremely wide and esoteric knowledge of music and sound // Always reading and learning // Lifelong obsession with making sound has lead into making many of his own instruments and sound processing software // Advocates the use of hands-on techniques, real musicians and unique sounds // Just at home using a classical orchestral palette, or much more unusual non-musical instruments to help tell stories and drive narratives.

Skills: trained classical composer // keyboards // percussionist // musical director and conductor // drummer // sampling and live electronics // instrument maker.

Tools: Max/Msp // Pro Tools // Live // Sibelius // unusual synths.

Likes: Stockhausen // Powell and Pressburger // Sun Ra // clear night skies // my Kids!!