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Born 1978 in London, Charlie is a British composer and music producer who has lived in Scotland for over 20 years.

His training as a classical guitarist collided with the world of electronic production in the late 1990s and ever since the resulting work demonstrates a love of exploring these diverse fields. Since graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2000, Charlie has been hooked by the process of collaborating with filmmakers and is still fascinated by the power that music has to transform and to elevate visual mediums.

With a background as a successful composer for television and media productions, in recent years Charlie has moved increasingly into the field of feature production and drama. A versatile composer, his current work and style is interested in concepts of landscape, external and internal, and he works with the guiding principle that feeling and emotion always come first. The resulting work, an emotive and atmospheric blend of rootsy acoustic elements, orchestral instrumentation and minimal electronica has proven popular with award winning film makers worldwide.

Charlie now lives just outside of Edinburgh in bonnie, coastal East Lothian.

 

Charlie is a very talented composer who delivered some evocative and beautiful music in a wide range of styles for ‘Future of Food’ a BBC2 series looking at food production around the world.
— Gareth Williams, Series Producer, BBC
THE SCORE…sounds GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for putting that all together so last minute! You’re a music making wizard genius man!
— Jessica Ashman, BAFTA Award Winning Animator
Charlie is a very talented and versatile composer but just as importantly, a true professional. When you find someone like Charlie on your team you make sure to keep him there!
— Martin Glegg - Creative Director, Wallop
 

SCHEME BIRDS (2019)

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official selection Tribeca Film festival 2019

Charlie’s most recent score for feature documentary ‘Scheme Birds’ is due to premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival 2019. The score will be available through Manners McDade Publishing soon…

 
 
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Memories of America

by Charlie Jefferson

An atmospheric and emotionally charged exploration of minimalist Americana, inspired by memories of the American landscape.

Available to licence through Audio Network

Selected tV Credits

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An uncompromising look at the lives of sex workers in an area of Leeds. [BBC]

Countryfile is one of Britain's most popular programmes, reporting on rural, agricultural, and environmental issues. Charlie's music has featured regularly since 2016. [BBC]

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YELLOWSTONE

A natural history portrait of a year in Yellowstone, following the fortunes of America's wildlife icons as they face the challenges of one of the most extraordinary wildernesses on Earth [BBC]

Filmed over a year in Michigan, Wyoming, Texas and Florida, this programme hears from Trump supporters who hoped that he would 'make America great again'. [BBC]

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A revealing portrait of our closest star. Narrated by Andrew Lincoln. [BBC]

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Documentary examining the impact of Martin Luther and his ideas on the Gaelic-speaking peoples of Scotland and Ireland. [BBC\ WADDELL MEDIA]

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HORIZON: WHY DID I GO MAD?

Horizon follows three people living with voices, hallucinations and paranoia, to explore what causes this kind of phenomena. Providing a rare first-hand insight into their experiences. [BBC]

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GREAT AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNEYS

Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's General Guide to the United States, published in 1879. [BBC]

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