Artist Spotlight: Cheldon Paterson (Slow Pitch Sound)

SlowPitchSound (Cheldon Paterson) is an award winning Toronto-based composer, mentor, and explorer of sound & visuals. He has collaborated with creators from a wide range of disciplines including opera, jazz, classical, electronic music, theatre and dance. His unique style of music production, self proclaimed as “scifi-turntablism”, has graced stages around the world including Canada, Australia, USA, United Kingdom and Sweden. With a passion for depth and detail in his work, Cheldon is heavily inspired by nature, outer space, and dystopian sci-fi. Cheldon’s unique approach to making music includes turntablism, sample manipulation, and field recordings. Making a shift into the world of live theatre, Cheldon has been nominated for a 2022 DORA award for Outstanding Sound Design / Composition, and has a collective win for Best New Theatre Production with Italian Mime Suicide, produced by Bad New Days. Cheldon has also composed music for the TIFF People’s Choice award winning documentary Black Ice by Oscar nominated director Hubert Davis.

To marry such a range in sounds smoothly is no small feat, but SlowPitchSound’s skill-set incorporate the playfulness of jazz and the world-building of science fiction.


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