Colin's Focus as a Performer is to be a session a contracted performer for media including Television and Games! [Clarinet+Saxophone]
Colin's Focus as a Performer is to be a Disk Jockey for His own Music: Obersync, and Swift Gorilla Thunder!
Colin's Focus as a Composer is to Compose Music and Sound Effects for Video Games, Film and Television!
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Colin Sandquist - Performing Biography : Clarinet / Saxophone
Performing Experience Since: September - 2004.
Colin Sandquist has completed his undergraduate degree at University of Toronto for Music. Colin is foremost a Clarinet and Saxophone Player but also plays Piano and Electric Guitar. At the age of 17 Colin performed at Carnegie Hall with the TYWO band, and went on to perform at Disney Hall, Los Angeles. He has performed alongside the Great Canadian Brass, Jens Lindemann, and has been conducted by Frank Tichelli, Johan de Meij and Sam Hazo. He most recently performed in R. Murray Schaffers: Apocalypsis during the Luminato festival, and was one of five clarinetists representing Musica Reflecta. AfterLeaving the Toronto Youth Winds Orchestra, Colin went on to perform with the Kindred Spirits Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Clarinet for the next Two years.
Colin Sandquist - Composing / Electronic Production Biography
Composing Since: October - 2014.
Colin began composing music part way through University at the age of 21 in 2014. Since then, Colin has amassed over 500 works including music in Classical Scores, Video Games, Film and every permutation of music imaginable. Colin has been a constant collaborator with the Sheridan College of Animation having composed music to screen multiple times. Colin has also worked with the Canadian Music Centre and the Screen Composers Guild of Canada for more classical oriented projects - from chamber to full orchestra. As a side artist, Colin has built on his own three artist names: Obersync, Poly3ker and Swift Gorilla Thunder which outline his ability to write modern Electronic Music.
University of Toronto
- Bachelors Degree in Music / Minor Cinema Studies - Music Education (2016)
Dr. G.W. Williams
- High School Diploma (2011)
- Honour Roll + Ontario Scholar (2007, 2009, 2011)
Professional Awards / Honours / Commissions
2011 - Entrance Scholarship University of Toronto Music Robin Elliot
2016 - Winner - Kindred Spirits Symphony Orchestra - Composer in Residence - Symphony No.2
2018 - Winner - U of T Symphony Orchestra w / Screen Composers Guild of Canada - Call for Scores - "Jane Dies"
2018 - Winner - Dunedin Music Society - Call for Scores - "Astrovelofruits"
2019 - Winner - Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble - Call for Scores - "Teslaclaw"