B I O
Jamie Ruben is a Toronto based Composer, guitarist and music producer specializing in composition/production for Film and Television.
Jamie’s production style involves a tasteful marriage between the Orchestral worlds, digital synthesis and organic live instruments. Jamie plays and records his own electric, acoustic, classical and homemade guitars as well as bass and kalimbas. Live instruments are used both conventionally and as an ingredient in audio experimentations. He also works with top of the line digital sounds to create an effective flow between natural recorded audio and top tier digital textures.
Jamie moved into creating music for film/TV in 2014. Since then, he has created music for Vice On HBO and Showtime, Entertainment One, Bell Media as well as having scored several Canadian feature films and short films, and worked writing music on five docu series.
Jamie has also had the privilege working in a Music Editor role assisting renowned Composer Jonathan Goldsmith on films such as Sharkwater Extinction, Dreamland and the TV shows Pure and Between.
Despite Jamie's musical drive as a composer occasionally blurring the line between focus and obsession, he understands and appreciates the need to approach film composition selflessly. He Embraces the challenge of maintaining a core aim towards creating pieces that will support and enhance a story, while giving them as much musical energy as they require and not a decibel more. Jamie augments his creative musical passion with professionalism and diligence towards his clients’ goals and vision.
In the car a pop culture laced variety of hip hop,rock and R&B are often heard, but he is also known to add a touch of edge, drama and surrealism to a drive with selections like The ‘Gravity’ Soundtrack by Steven Price or the Trent Reznor score from The Social Network. Other recent film composer influences have also included Danny Elfman, John Williams and Jonathan Goldsmith.
Jamie's formal musical studies focused on Jazz and Classical music, but his influences encompass a diverse range of music. Following his formal musical education Jamie spent a few years working as a full-time guitarist in The Far East and Toronto playing in clubs, hotels and festivals.