The music of Tim Rideout
Composer. Producer. Instrumentalist. Beat-maker. Maestro. Tim Rideout is the heavy musical artillery behind some of the top French Canadian media productions of the past two decades.
How did a fish-shovelling, rock-drumming band geek from the back woods of New Brunswick become a prolific media composer and independent music production powerhouse in Quebec?
“I suppose it’s because I’m not just a producer or beat-maker, I’m a player. I’ve always played music live, which really develops your listening skills for working with different types of creative situations.
“But even more importantly, I just like people. I’m a people pleaser. I’m genuinely interested in and passionate about the projects I work on. I seem to have a knack for decoding the creative language enough to give people what they want, and help figure out what they didn’t even know they wanted.”
Never mind his Hollywood orchestration chops, background in jazz drums and classical piano – Tim also writes pop hits, produces EDM and plays a mean Irish bodhrán at the pub.
“Being an unfocused musical chameleon for so many years does afford me certain advantages and creative liberties. But they all revolve around one thing: a passion for music, people that create, and cool projects.”
Tim’s specialty in storytelling for the episodic form, use of sub textually-driven score and deep knowledge of modern production has made him a formidable creative partner, able to bring to life the vision of producers, directors and artists worldwide.