Wow, a double win at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards!

Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner are very grateful that their music on two projects from last year resonated with their peers and voters at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Animated show LET’S GO LUNA created by Joe Murray won Best Music for Animation. Amin and Ari thank LUNA-mates Kris Kuzdak and Chris Tait, 9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films, Mike Mancuso, and Ryan Eligh for their top-notch work on this fun show.

The following night DETENTION ADVENTURE took home the award for Best Music, Fiction, the same category that Amin and Ari won for ANNE WITH AN E in the previous year. So more thanks to another top notch team including co-writers Sarah Slean, and Antonio Naranjo, creators Joe Kicak, Lauren Corber Norris and Ryan West, and to Pirate Toronto and UrbanPost for the music and final mixes.

As always, continued gratitude to Amy Stulberg, Tina Horwitz and everyone at Vanguarde Artists Management, as well as to Soundtrack Music Associates in the U. S. Amin thanks his “Composer Wrangler” Arlene Bishop and his “Office Amin-istrator” Danielle Bhatia. Thanks to everyone at the Academy, to family, friends, and everyone we’ve met along the way. To our nominee friends Meiro Stamm, Neil Parfitt, Todor Kobakov, Tom Third, and Trevor Morris, we are extremely honoured to be in your company.

Celebrating two CSA wins means celebrating so many characters in our creative community. As we come out of these Covid times there will be many people to thank and celebrate with in person soon! Continue reading

Bob Moog Foundation Welcomes Amin Bhatia to Board of Advisors

Amin is honoured to be invited to the Bob Moog Foundation Board of Advisors. “My very first synthesizer was a Minimoog and it literally changed my life. Years later I actually met and got to know Bob Moog. To now be able to give back to a foundation based on both Bob the man and Bob the inventor gives me immense joy and satisfaction.” He joins the existing group of 40 leaders from diverse backgrounds, and is the first Canadian on the board. And, Amin’s induction happens in the same year as Dr. Gerhard Lengeling. “As a Logic software user myself this is similar to when I hooked up my Minimoog to an Emagic Unitor 8, ….though much more exciting!” Read more…. Continue reading

Welcome To The Music Podcast

What started as advice in film scoring soon went off the rails into stories about Steve Porcaro, Eddie Van Halen and a painted Poly800 synthesizer! Amin Bhatia joined Gregg Tilston and, at times, Karim Kanji (when Gregg and Amin were not geeking out over gear) in this special episode of Welcome To The Music. Continue reading

Double Up! 2021 CSA Nominations for Detention Adventure and Let’s Go Luna!

After hearing about CSA nominations for both Detention Adventure (Fiction) and Let’s Go, Luna! (Animation) Amin said: “Thank you to all the first responders and essential workers who made it possible to create art in this weird time. Thank you Ari for inviting me to work with you on BOTH of these shows! And thank you Sarah, Antonio, Kris, Chris, Ryan and Mike for the great collaborations, Thank you Joe Kicak and Joe Murray for your vision and inspiration and for hiring us! Congrats to my fellow nominees, many of whom are friends in the same category…I hope we all tie! Thank you to my family friends mentors colleagues and fans for raising me to become the person I am today…and THANK YOU ACADEMY!” Continue reading

The Screen Composer’s Studio: Amin Bhatia – The Comeback Kid

Adrian Ellis describes his chat with Amin: “In this episode, we speak to Amin Bhatia, who is probably best known for his award winning work on the massive hit series’ Flashpoint, and Anne with an E, which he co-composed with his longtime writing partner, Ari Posner. Amin’s life story is worthy of its own movie, including narrow escapes from a violent African dictator, going from being a self-proclaimed “nerd” recording analog synth epics alone in his basement in Calgary to making an appearance on one of the biggest pop albums of all time, and the truly weird, risky, and hilarious way he wrote the theme for a show that would earn him an Emmy nomination.” Continue reading

What have SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore been doing during self-isolation?

“Screen composing is both a deeply collaborative and solitary practice. Composers who score thrive on this ebb and flow, but when COVID-19 morphed from epidemic to pandemic, daily life and creativity transformed, too.” Read more at SOCAN Magazine Words and Music. Continue reading

The Third Time’s a Charm: Canadian Screen Award for Best Music

The third time’s a charm for composers Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner. After nominations every year for ANNE WITH AN E the final season 3 won them the Canadian Screen Award for best music score for a TV drama. On behalf of both of them, Amin did an acceptance speech from home with his covid mask on! More about the awards at the Academy of Canadian Film and Television . Continue reading

CSA Nominations…It’s about Community

Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner have collaborated on multiple film and TV projects for more than two decades. This year, their joint efforts have been doubly honoured with CSA nominations for Best Original Score on the live action series Anne with an E (CBC/Netflix) and also for Best Original Score on the animated series Let’s Go Luna (PBS/TVO). Read More… Continue reading

“Anne with an E” Soundtrack on Varese Sarabande Records

Varèse Sarabande Records releases a soundtrack of favourite songs and original music by composers Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner for Anne with an “E”. The CD is available from Varese Sarabande and on Apple Music.
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Earth Day Release of The Planet: Music from the films of David Lickley

THE PLANET, distributed by Triplet Records premiered on Earth Day (Monday, April 22) on iTunes and features music from the films of filmmaker/biologist David Lickley. The music, a symphonic soundtrack of suites from three Canadian films about the environment and eco-system of our planet, was composed by Amin Bhatia and features a full size orchestra comprised of Canada’s finest session and orchestral musicians. Read More… Continue reading

A Magical Island with a Devil Lobster

In addition to the story underscore and some carol arrangements, Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner were tasked with writing music for a series of original songs in an “Anne with an E” episode where Green Gables puts on a Christmas Pantomime about a magical island and a devil lobster! Their work has garnered them a 2019 CSA nomination. Read More… Continue reading

Toronto Sound Festival

In a live interview with Paul Stillwell, composer Amin Bhatia opened the vault of raw multi-tracks to his analog synth classic “The Interstellar Suite,” showing his unique orchestral approach to analog and fm synthesis. Continue reading

Amin Bhatia Releases “Requests from the Vault” from 1981-2004

These demos and unreleased tracks have been requested by friends and fans for years! Requests from the Vault by Amin Bhatia was made available privately several years ago to early subscribers to the Interstellar Suite surround sound project, and is now available to all at iTunes, Apple Music, and other services. We hope that you enjoy this little bit of technological and sonic time travel. Go directly to the Bhatia Music Store page… Continue reading

Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner nominated for TWO 2017 Best Music Score CSA

Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner have been honoured with not one but TWO Best Music for a Series nominations with the Canadian Screen Awards. Having worked in the industry for over 30 years Amin has been previously honoured with nominations and awards but this year resonates extra strongly for him…. Read More…
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Fahrenheit Goes Gold

Toto’s Fahrenheit achieved gold sales status having sold more than 500,000 copies and Steve Porcaro surprised Amin Bhatia with a gold album from Sony Music Entertainment, in thanks for his contribution to the iconic album. Continue reading

BUZZFEED: 9 Things…

… You Didn’t Know About “Anne With An E” Composers Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner… Continue reading

How Two Toronto Composers Took Netflix’s Green Gables Adaptation Into The 21C

“Musical Toronto: Canada’s Homepage for Classical Music” spoke with with Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner about their working relationship and their new take on an old story. Continue reading

Anne with an E

Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner team up again to underscore this perceptive retelling of the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic, reated by from Emmy-winning writer Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad). Check out this Seat42F Spotlight on the Amin, Ari and the series. Continue reading

Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner Nominated Again for X Company

For the second consecutive year Amin and Ari have been nominated for Best Music for X Company. More info… Continue reading

Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner nominated for a 2016 Best Music Score CSA

Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner nominated for a 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Music Score for the CBC-TV series X Company.
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Ciani, Bhatia and Fast Write MOTU demos for The Bob Moog Foundation

Amin Bhatia was asked to compose a demo, along with legendary electronic music titans Suzanne Ciani and Larry Fast. More info… Continue reading

Amin Bhatia & MOTU’s Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank

With everything he feels he owes to Bob Moog, Amin Bhatia was thrilled to be an invited contributor in MOTU’s Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank. The instrument and percussion sound collection was released to commemorate the musical pioneer’s 81st birthday on May 23, 2015. More info… Continue reading

Amin Bhatia Joins the OmniVerse 3 Sound Library

The Omniverse Sound Library created by John Lehmkuhl was an opportunity for Amin to re-visit his days of programming music for synthesizers. More info… Continue reading

IMAX Releases Wonders of the Arctic in 3D

Music for Science North’s new release “Wonders of the Arctic” in 3D was composed by Amin Bhatia featuring members of the Toronto Symphony and Opera Orchestras and northern Canadian recording artists Tanya Tagaq and Jean-Paul de Roover. More info… Continue reading

Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner Win Canadian Screen Award

Composers Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner were awarded the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Music Score for the Flashpoint episode “Day Game.” The pair have been nominated for three previous Gemini Awards for earlier seasons but this is their first win. More info… Continue reading

Franny’s Feet Travels the Globe

“Franny’s Feet” continues to gain more networks around the world, including PBS Kids and Netflix. Music for the multi-award winning series was created by Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner and Meiro Stamm. More info… Continue reading