Chris Letcher is a film composer and songwriter. He has a doctorate from the Royal College of Music, London, and has written about film music in Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, Journal of Film Music and Ethnomusicology Forum, and has contributed a chapter to the Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound. Recent film music projects include a score for Mbongeni Ngema's Asinamali (2017), Craig Freimond's Beyond the River (2017), Brett Innes's Sink (2016), Zee Ntuli's Hard to Get (2014), Carey McKenzie's Cold Harbour (2014), Ntshavheni wa Luruli’s Elelwani (2013), a two-part adaptation of DH Lawrence’s novel Women in Love for the BBC, a score for the BBC feature film Challenger: Final Flight (2013) starring William Hurt, and a full orchestral score for a six-part drama series for Sky Atlantic, The Runaway. Letcher’s solo work as a songwriter on albums Frieze (2007) and Spectroscope (2011) have been well receved locally and internationally, and he has toured widely, including at Austin’s South by Southwest and Toronto’s North by Northeast festivals. He is published internationally by Warner Chappell. He teaches courses in film music composition and film music theory and analysis at Wits University, Johannesburg.

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