Composer / Producer / audio mix engineer
Co-writter, Composer, Collaborator
Jared took Gold Medal in the Park City Film Music festival for his score to COLD SORE by Director Matt Bird.
As composer - Jared won 'Best Original Score' for the short film 'A Desperate Deed' by Matt Bird.
Jared is the Winner of TropScore 2013.
TropScore is a competition run by TropFest and APRA where entrants compose music to a 5min film commissioned for the competition. This year more than 600 composers and musicians entered in the competition.?The competition was judged by some successful and respected composers - Francois Tetaz ( Wolf Creek, Gotye ) and Burkhard Dallwitz ( The Truman Show, Underbelly).
Jared performed his winning score live to picture at TropFest to an audience of 80,000 people.
Jared won TropScore 2013, a competition run by TROPFEST and APRA for music compostision to a selected film where more than 600 entrants composed music to a short film commissioned for the competition.
Jared performed his winning score live to 70,000 people in the Domain at TROPFEST.
Australian Film Television & Radio School
University of Sydney
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Jared Underwood is an award winning composer and musician. Since graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a percussionist, he has been creatively engaged in a wide variety of musical and artistic collaborations with film makers, fashion designers, artists, contemporary dancers, bands and musicians. In 2012, Jared completed a Graduate Certificate in Screen Music at AFTRS and is now pursuing a career in film music composition.
Jared was the winner of TropScore 2013, a competition that is part of TROPFEST. He performed his score live to picture at TROPFEST to an audience of 80,000. In 2011 Jared won ‘best original score’ at TROPFEST for the film A Desperate Deed by director Matt Bird. In June 2011 Jared won the Jury choice gold medal at the Park City Film Music Festival (Utah -USA) for his score to ‘Cold Sore’ also by director Matt Bird.
2014 was a big year of composing music for games. Jared wrote the complete soundtrack for OTTTD (over the top tower defense ) a paid app on the itunes app store. Also he wrote a retro space disco track for 'One More Line' an addictive fast paced skill game, available free on the app store. One More Line chalked up 500,000 downloads in its opening week and has since been downloaded 6 Million times.
As a member of Sydney cinematic pop band CODA he has been twice nominated for an ARIA award.
Jared was a member of Sydney post rock band PROP whose members Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton went on to form The Presets.
In mid 2010 Jared composed and performed in a collaboration with contemporary artist Lauren Brincat at the prestigious Anna Schwartz art gallery in Sydney.
Jared composed music in an unusual collaboration with talented young Typographer Gemma O’Brien at Sydneys Object Gallery in a show called StereoTyped.
As a collaborating musician Jared has worked in the studio along side – Stefan Skarbek (Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse), Daniel Johns (SilverChair), Luke Steele (Empire Of The Sun), Hugo Race (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Antony Partos (composer for film Animal Kingdom), Jono Ma (Los Valentinos), Grafton Primary, The Herd, Melanie Paine (Nuvelle Vague).
As a live performer Jared has played with - The Whitlams, Grafton Primary, Delta Goodrem, Brian McFadden, Lovers Electric, Lenka, King Tide, Ian Moss, Tim Minchin, Petulant Frenzy, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, Jenny Morris, The McClymonts, Jimmy Little.
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