MARKHADLEY

COMPOSER

drama

heavy

light

dark

Los Angeles based composer Mark Hadley writes music with 2 basic ideas: to maintain the story in the highest regard, and to use a sonic palette that embodies originality and intrigues the audience. The sounds heard in Mark's compositions are almost always custom, whether built from samples or fragments of analog sounds or synthesizers designed from scratch, starting with a simple sine wave, all with the purpose of telling a story through music.

Originally from Rochester, NY, Mark began playing piano and trumpet at an early age, eventually rebelling and switching to the electric guitar in his early teens. Throughout high school, Mark studied jazz at the prestigious Eastman School of Music and became a regular figure in the Rochester scene, performing everywhere from small coffee shops to the Rochester International Jazz Festival. Mark received a generous scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he continued to study guitar performance as well as film scoring and graduated summa cum laude in 2011.

After graduating, Mark moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in composition. In addition to scoring several short films, a contemporary dance, TV commercial spots, movie trailers and ghost writing TV shows, Mark has also built up an impressive list of studio credits. His guitar and electric bass playing can be heard on TV shows like ABC's "Modern Family", NBC's "Bent", ABC Family's "Jane By Design" and TV Land's "The Exes", and he frequently performs/records as a guitarist / multi-instrumentalist.