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Guest Post: 5 Reasons to Work with a Co-Composer

Two Twenty Two wrote a guest post for the Northern Film Orchestra encouraging other composers to find a co-composer.

Earlier this year Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Baptiste picked up the Oscar for Best Original Score for the Disney Pixar film, ‘Soul’. Universally recognised by audiences and critics alike as a loving and beautifully crafted film, it marks Ross and Reznor’s second Oscar triumph and Baptiste’s first time working with them, albeit as the writer for the onscreen jazz arrangements and the musician behind thepiano playing for lead character, Joe Gardner.

The success was another win for composer collaborations and, for us at least, begs the question why, when we (Two Twenty Two) find ourselves in a room full of film composers, are we still the only composer duo? We’ll be more specific: Joint-billed composers. Two composers who have chosen to marry their abilities. A partnership with an equally shared responsibility.

When we’re asked by other composers what it’s like working in a partnership, we can’t answer

for those rare A list collaborators. But after seven years of developing our craft as a duo, we can

certainly give you our perspective on why everybody should have a writing partner.

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