Nick Torretta is a Seattle area native, and has spent his entire life pursuing the absolute joy and passion of music.
After learning both piano and saxophone in high school, he attended the University of Washington where he majored in Jazz Studies and studied composition privately with Dr. Brian Cobb.
Shortly after graduation, Nick founded Elastic Music after deciding to pursue composition as a career, and has been writing music for a living ever since.
In addition to composing, Nick is a regular performer as well as a private woodwinds teacher and clinician. His saxophone playing can be heard on many recordings, including playing with bossa nova group Passarim on an internationally released Starbucks CD "In A Bossa Nova Mood", which rose to #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts.
Don't hesitate to introduce yourself, say hello and see what exciting collaborations can be established. Nick is always ready to tackle new projects and meet new people.
2017 - "Wives with Knives" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Season 5, Ep. 8
2017 - "Life In Pieces" (CBS) (TV Series) - Music Placement
2017 - "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Ep. 12
2017 - "Mega Shippers" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Ep. 1
2017 - "Mega Shippers" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Ep. 6
2017 - "Misfit Garage (Discovery)" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Ep. 23
2017 - "My First Home (TLC): Gran Designs" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Ep. 18
2017 - "My First Home (TLC): Big Hair, Big Dreams" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Ep. 12
2016 - "Nova (PBS): Megastorm Aftermath" (TV Series) - Music Placement
2016 - "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Season 2, Ep. 7
2016 - "Leah Remini: It's All Relative" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Season 2, Ep. 7
2015 - "Leah Remini: It's All Relative" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Season 1, Ep. 9
2015 - "America Now" (TV Series) - Music Placement - 5 episodes
2015 - "Sex Sent Me To The Slammer" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Season 1, ep. 2
2014 - "New Family Feud" (TV Series) - Music Placement - Season 45, ep. 52
2010 - "Ares: First Contact" (Short) - Custom Score - Silverfire Films
2017 - "Ocean Spray Cranberry Health" - Hornall Anderson/Ocean Spray (Web release) - Custom Score
2016 - "Carl's Jr. - Charbroiled 100% Black Angus Beef Is Better" - Carl's Jr. (TV and web) - Music Placement
2016 - "Get Precise. Get Anova" - Anova Culinary (Web Release) - Music Placement
2016 - "Golden State Warriors Video" - Hornall Anderson/Golden State Warriors (Presentation Video) - Custom Score
2016 - "Tronie Foundation Video" - Hornall Anderson/Tronie Foundation (Web/Live Release) - Custom Score
2014 - "Introducing the 2014 Weinermobile" (TV) - Oscar Mayer - Music Placement
2014 - "Turketarian" (TV) - Butterball - Music Placement
2014 - "Be A Part of SAM" (Web Advert) - Hornall Anderson/Seattle Art Museum - Custom Score
2014 - "Mckesson Brand Video" (Web Advert) - Hornall Anderson/Mckesson - Custom Score
2013 - "Art With Heart Animation" (Web Advert) - Hornall Anderson/Art With Heart - Custom Score
2013 - "KMC Wheels Promo" (Web Advert) - KMC Wheels/Diego Torroija - Custom Score
2013 - "Lorenzo Wheels Promo" (Web Advert) - Lorenzo Wheels/Diego Torroija - Custom Score
2012 - "It's Where" (Web Advert) - Full Tilt Poker - Music Placement
2012 - "Shout - Reprogramming America for Fun" (Web Advert) - SC Johnson - Music Placement
2012 - "Doghouse" (TV) - Aaron's Rental Centers - Music Placement
2017 - "Rogue Star - FC Mod for StarCraft II" - (PC) - Daniel Altman/Endorsed by Blizzard Entertainment - Custom Score
2017 - "Bounce Hero" (Mobile Platform) - Kiseki Games - Custom Score
2017 - "Suck It Up" (Mobile Platform) - Kiseki Games - Custom Score/Sound Design
2017 - "Exitus" (Mobile Platform) - New World Dynasty Games - Custom Score
2017 - "Blocktopus" (Steam Greenlight) - Doonamai, LLC - Custom Score/Sound Design
2016 - "Five Friends - Animals!" (Mobile Platforms) - Ginger Snap Games - Custom Score/Sound Design
2016 - "Project Strife" (Mobile Platform) - Custom Score
2014 to Present - Composer for Aerospace Division of Teague (Boeing). I score music for various Boeing videos produced by Teague.
"Nick is an immensely talented composer. His ability to write for the orchestra is a talent given to few people. He writes beautiful music that is filled with depth and honesty."
-Thad Spencer, Composer, Creative Director for Asche and Spencer.
"Thanks again for the great work - the client loved it, and you nailed the creative direction. Looking forward to creating more projects together."
-Diego Torroija, Director, Cinematographer
"I created a comedy show in which the principal character plays the straight man and the comedic character is the music. Therefore the music is a massively integral part of the show. I was anxious about working with a composer, as I know nothing about music or how to precisely articulate what I was looking for. Nick was extremely patient at explaining the process and whats what. He produced incredible original work which serves the spirit of my show very well. He was super fast and I could not recommend him highly enough!"
-Mhairi Morrison - Actress, Producer, Director
"Greenlight Games Ltd has been working with Nick for quite a few months now and he's an amazing composer...If you need professional music in a quick time frame, Nick's your man. We're really enjoying working with Elastic Music and can't wait to see what else they whip up!"
-Dean Day, Founder and Managing Director for Greenlight Games, Ltd
"I recently had the chance to work with Nick on an animation piece for Art With Heart. They are an organization that uses art therapy to help children in crisis. They needed a video that communicated who they are, what they do and who they help. We created an animation of a young girl in crisis who travels from a dark and scary place to a light place full of illustration, color and ways for her to express herself. We needed a music track that would do this story justice. It needed to move from an ominous world to a bright and hopeful world. It needed to feel playful and invoke a sense of wonder. Nick delivered on all of these points. The music he wrote takes the viewer on the little girl's journey and beautifully accents the animation by providing sounds that relate to actions on screen while still tying into the music. We were very impressed with his speed and professionalism. He was receptive to client requests and accommodating. He had a great excitement for the project and was a joy to work with. We will definitely be keeping him in mind for future work."
-Hayden S., Senior Designer at Hornall Anderson