HENRY MITTON is a versatile composer with an original, experimental musical language and broadcast-ready production. He is a pianist, a singer, an arranger, and a producer. He has written for the screen, the stage and the concert hall.
Henry studied screen composition at the University of Bristol under the guidance of Martin Kiszko and William Goodchild (Jago: A Life Underwater, H2O: The Molecule That Made Us) and honed his production skills from Jonathan Scott (Portishead, Mark Knopfler). He studied conducting with Mark Heron (BBC Philharmonic) and orchestration with John Pickard.
Between 2019 and 2020, he worked as an Assistant to celebrated Canadian screen composer Rob Carli. Together, they worked on primetime shows such as Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake and Fortunate Son. Henry has arranged for the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Hannaford Street Silver Band and The Lancaster Singers and won competitions run by the Grand Union Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Orchestra of North London.
Henry regularly works with Toronto audio houses Grayson Music, Eggplant Sound and Pirate Audio to create bespoke music for commercials and brands. Recent advertising campaigns include Scotiabank’s Hockey for All, Interac, Dawn, and AAA Roadside Assistance. He has composed for numerous short films, including The Algorithm (co-composed with Suad Bushnaq), directed by Natasha Krishnan and Prasanna Paul; Cancelled, directed by Nick Dragas (due to release later in 2022); and I Am Water, directed by Nick Poole. His work has been screened across the world and he has been nominated for an RTS West of England award.
He is currently supporting renowned composer Paul Hoffert on Rhapsody, a feature-length documentary about the composer and holocaust-survivor Leo Spellman, cousin of the famous pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman (portrayed by Oscar winner Adrian Brody in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist). Spellman’s long lost orchestral masterpiece Rhapsody 1939-1945 and his secret wartime diaries, written while hiding from the Nazis, provide the framework for this story of courage, survival, and the power of music. Click here to see the Work In Progress. Henry regularly assists award-winning composer Suad Bushnaq and has assisted many other composers over the past few years.
Being influenced by artists across the genre spectrum from Radiohead to Shostakovich, Charles Mingus to Joni Mitchell, he has developed an original, experimental musical language.
A British citizen and permanent resident of Canada, Henry lives in Toronto.