Nicholas Pike Nicholas Pike Nicholas Pike


Nicholas Pike has scored films ranging from the family-oriented Captain Ron, Return to Me and Virginia's Run to darker films like Fear Dot Com, The Shining mini-series and The I Inside. He has scored large scale music videos like Michael Jackson's Ghost, Rock My World and Will Smith's Wild, Wild West. Nicholas recently won the 2013 Outstanding Music and Sound EMMY for the HBO documentary In Tahrir Square. Other awards include the Elmer Bernstein Award for his score to Love Object at the Woodstock Film Festival and the Best Music Award from the Sitges Cinema Fantastic Festival for his score to Critters 2. Pike is a sought-after film composer and was recently hand-picked by actress/comedienne and talk show host Bonnie Hunt to create and lead the first-ever daytime talk show live band for The Bonnie Hunt Show currently airing on the NBC network. Nicholas Pike also composed and scored The Bonnie Hunt Show theme.

Nicholas Pike started his music career at age seven when he auditioned for and was accepted to the prestigious Canterbury Choir School in England. There, aside from singing in the choir, he was required to learn two instruments: one had to be the piano; Nicholas chose the flute as his primary instrument. After finishing high school Nicholas came to the U.S. to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, majoring in composition. During the subsequent years in Boston and New York he wrote for and played flute with various bands whose members spanned music greats Bill Frisell, Billy Hart, Hank Roberts, Bill Connors, Nana Vasconcelos and Kenny Werner, among others.

Most Notable Awards

3 Award Wins, 1 Nominations
Emmy 1 Win

He conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in a recording of his Master Harold and The Boys Suite, originally composed for a film version of playwright Athol Fugard's apartheid drama. He recorded the orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London and this led to him scoring his first movie, Graveyard Shift. He subsequently moved to Los Angeles where he continues to score films as well as compose and conduct for high-profile television projects and music videos. Nicholas is known for his innovative use of instruments and sounds to create music. An example of this technique is Stephen King's thriller Sleepwalkers, where he used the rubbing of a crystal wine glass to generate an edgy, metallic sound simulating the cats' wail. Exhibiting a wide stylistic range and facile command of both orchestral and electronic composition, Nicholas Pike has become one of the most sought-after composers. Pike's ability to work in creative partnership with a film's director, as well as his skills as an arranger, conductor and engineer add to his appeal

Filmography List

2013 Devil May CallOriginal Music Composer
2012 In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution (Documentary short)Original Music Composer
2011 Bag of Bones (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes) Original Music Composer
2009 Wrong Turn at TahoeOriginal Music Composer
2009 Blood and BoneOriginal Music Composer
2009 Fear Itself (TV Series) (1 episode)Original Music Composer
2008 It's AliveOriginal Music Composer
2008 ParasomniaOriginal Music Composer
2007 The Contractor (Video)Original Music Composer
2005-2007 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (5 episodes)Original Music Composer
2006 Baghdad ER (TV Movie documentary)Original Music Composer
2006 Desperation (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2006 Let Go (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2005-2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (2 episodes)Additional Music Composer
2005 The L.A. Riot SpectacularOriginal Music Composer
2005 Checking OutOriginal Music Composer
2004 Riding the BulletOriginal Music Composer
2002-2004 Life with Bonnie (TV Series) (42 episodes)Original Music Composer
2004 The I InsideOriginal Music Composer
2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones (Video)Original Music Composer
2003 Love ObjectOriginal Music Composer
2003 FeardotCom: Visions of Fear (Video documentary short)Original Music Composer
2002 MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos (Video documentary)Original Music Composer
2002 FeardotcomOriginal Music Composer
2002 The House Bell (Short)Original Music Composer
2002 Virginia's RunOriginal Music Composer
2001 The Judge (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2001 The Caretaker (Short)Original Music Composer
2000 Return to MeOriginal Music Composer
1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (1 episode) Original Theme Composer
1999 The Will Smith Music Video Collection (Video documentary)Original Music Composer
1999 The Lot (TV Series)Original Music Composer
1999 DeliveredOriginal Music Composer
1999 Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1998 The Sadness of SexOriginal Music Composer
1998 Host (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1997 Star KidOriginal Music Composer
1997 Ghosts (Short)Original Music Composer
1997 The Shining (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)Original Music Composer
1989-1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (10 episodes)Original Music Composer
1995 A Child Is Missing (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1995 W.E.I.R.D. World (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1995 In the Shadow of Evil (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1995 The Surrogate (TV Movie)Original Theme Composer
1994 Blank CheckOriginal Music Composer
1994 Squanto: A Warrior's TaleAdditional Music Composer
1993 Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1992 Perfect Family (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1992 Captain RonOriginal Music Composer
1992 The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1992 SleepwalkersOriginal Music Composer
1991 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series) (2 episodes)Original Music Composer
1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)Additional Music Composer
1990 The Prince and the Pauper (Short)Original Music Composer
1990 I'm Dangerous Tonight (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1990 Mission ManilaOriginal Music Composer
1990 Loose CannonsOriginal Theme Composer
1988-1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series) (44 episodes)Original Theme Composer
1989 A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1989 C.H.U.D. II - Bud the ChudOriginal Music Composer
1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)Original Music Composer
1988 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series) (2 episodes)Original Music Composer
1988 Critters 2Original Music Composer
1988 Miami Vice (TV Series) (1 episode)Additional Music Composer
1987 Graveyard ShiftOriginal Music Composer
1987 Hard Copy (TV Series) (3 episodes) Additional Music Composer
1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (1 episode)Original Music Composer

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