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.
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 co-scored The Rhapsody with renowned composer Paul Hoffert. The feature 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), had its premiere at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival in June and received rave reviews. Other credits include The Algorithm (co-composed with Suad Bushnaq), directed by Natasha Krishnan and Prasanna Paul; Cancelled, directed by Nick Dragas; and I Am Water, directed by Nick Poole.
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. His work has been screened across the world and he has been nominated for an RTS West of England award.
He is currently writing music for an exciting new children’s tv show, airing in Fall 2023.
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.