TRAILER :: PLAYLIST

Trailer Music: this playlist contains some of my most exciting works. These pieces contain epic, sweeping melodies with climactic conclusions.

These are some of the most exhilarating pieces of music that I have ever written and I still get a kick out of listening to them to this day.

'Ride to Victory' is one of my favorites because it embodies one of my two signature styles, that being of a Western Slide Guitar infused into the larger cinematic score.

'Enigma' is a fun and high energy one to get the blood pumping with.

DRAMA :: PLAYLIST

Dramatic underscore is such a stark contrast to Trailer music, yet they are but two sides of the same coin.

It contains sentimental and emotive music, and features the violin skills of Maureen Choi prominently.

As I set out to capture the human condition through my music, I wanted it to feel and move as organically as possible.

You will find that alot of the violin-heavy score from 'Somebody' works this way.

Another popular piece is 'It'll All Make Sense One Day'. Because, you know, it will.

HYBRID ELECTRONIC + ORCH :: PLAYLIST

Hybrid electronic + orchestra might come across as being a little cliche these days, but being one of my two signature styles, I've created my own distinctive sound for the genre.

I feature the electronic elements as its own instrument, and not so much as a pad, or a pulsating arpeggio bed.

In so doing, I basically write the rest of the score around the electronic element(s), keeping it front and center throughout.

One of my favorite pieces has to be 'The Death of Wally'. It is a unique piece like no other and it has helped my music stand out from others.

Western - my other favorite style of music to write - conveys such an earthly, gritty texture and quality, and makes me feel I'm on the road or getting stuff done.

Once again the guitar is usually a feature element of the piece. I love using it as an effect as well as a lead instrument.

It is definitely a throwback to scores of old with a bit of a modern twist.

The Bleeding Fingers contest yielded a superb piece for my portfolio, and you can listen to 'Cowboys and Angels' here.

Another distinctive track is the theme from 'Deadmen the Series', which I am very proud of.

WESTERN :: PLAYLIST

SPECIALITY :: PLAYLIST

CREDITS

FILM COMPOSER (Selection)

McDonald's Hamburglar Ad Campaign (2015) - Dir. Michael Chaves

Jackrabbit 29 (2015) - Dir. Kyle Klubal

MOOSE (2015) - Dir. Logan Dellinger

Chase Champion (2015) - Dir. Michael Chaves

Auxilio Trailer (2014) - Dir Leo Montiel

Nickleodeon Pilot (2014) - Dir. Michael Chaves

Itau - Opposites (2013-14) - Dir Ryan Maples

Nursery Rhyme (2014) - Dir. Ed Sanchez

Dinner With Ana (2013) - Dir. Jianna Maarten

Deadmen the Series (2012) - Dir. Royston Innes

Somebody (2012) - Dir. Doug Van Bebber

Reclamation (2012) - Dir. Dave Lehleitner

SHOWREEL

McDonald's - The Bandit Is Back (View in Chrome & Safari)
McDonald's - The Man In Stripes (View in Chrome & Safari)

 

Nescafé Spec - Imperfect Roots (View in Chrome & Safari)

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SHOWREEL CREDITS

McDonald's USA: The Bandit's Back (2015) [National Ad Campaign]
Dir Michael Chaves
Music by Jon Ong

Nescafé - Imperfect Roots (2015)
Dir Nathan Firn
Music by Jon Ong
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Reclamation (2012)
Dir Dave Lehleitner
Music by Jon Ong

McDonald's USA: The Man In Stripes (2015) [National Ad Campaign]
Dir Michael Chaves
Music by Jon Ong

Paddington (2015)
Dir Paul King,
Add. Music by Jon Ong;
Composer Nick Urata

Dinner With Ana (2012)
Dir Jianna Maarten
Music by Jon Ong

ASSOCIATED ACTS, FRIENDS AND LINKS

Nick Urata/DeVotchKa

Beep Studios

Mosaic: A community of faith

Generosity.org (Formerly Gen Water)

Brian Wertheim: Photographer, Musician

Linor Katz: Cellist, Shuffle Concert

Momentum RLP, my first home

Berklee College of Music, my alma mater

FAVORITE GEAR

Steinberg Cubase

Universal Audio Apollo, UAD2 PCI-e Quad

Dangerous Music

Valhalla DSP, makers of my favorite Reverb

PRS Custom 24 + Eventide H9

 

BIOGRAPHY

A young and rising musician based in Los Angeles, Jon Ong is a multi-faceted Film Composer, Arranger and Session Guitarist, who combines cutting edge technology with his unique guitar sensibilities and sequencing chops.

Born and raised in Singapore, he was educated at Berklee College of Music and graduated at the top of his class, winning awards for his Film compositions and performing face-melting guitar solos at his school's graduation concert to a packed Agganis Arena (and to his proud family).

While working under the guidance of senior composers in Hollywood, he has accumulated credits on films such as Paddington (2015), Focus (2015) and Ruby Sparks (2012).
He has also assisted on musical arrangements for Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand and many more.

As a Film Composer, Ong has worked on many short films and features using his various musical gifts; some of his latest projects include scoring McDonald's USA Hamburglar Ad Campaign (2015), a Nickleodeon USA web series pilot and the Alaskan Feature Film Moose, created by Darin and Chad Carpenter of Tundra Comics fame.

In addition to that, Ong is an experienced performer and sight-reader on the Guitar (Electric and Acoustic), having performed with numerous artists such as JoJo, Anthony Evans Jr., Guy Sebastian, Michael McDonald, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jorge Drexler amongst many others.

When not busy working on his latest film score, he can usually be found cycling up some of LA's great mountain roads, caring for his ever-growing succulent collection, or spending time with his loved ones and friends.

Follow his latest adventures on Instagram or drop him a line using the links above.