During these teen years he also became involved with HAMMAK, one of South Africa's best known bands. This lead to a world of composing and playing music from R&R to improvisational jazz. After finishing high school Nicholas came to the US to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, majoring in composition. During the subsequent years in Boston and New York he wrote for and played flute with various bands whose members included Bill Frisell, Billy Hart, Hank Roberts, Bill Connors, Nana Vasconcelos and Kenny Werner among others. In 1985 he recorded a suite with the London Symphony Orchestra that he had originally written for a proposed film version of "Master Harold And The Boys" by playwright Athol Fugard.
This recording lead to scoring his first movie entitled "Graveyard Shift" in 1986 and his subsequent move to Los Angeles where he is continuing to score films as well as high profile TV and music videos. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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