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 and classical guitars as well as bass guitar, Kalimbas and percussion. Live instruments are used both conventionally and as an ingredient in audio experiments. He also works with top of the line digital sounds to create an effective flow between natural recorded audio and top tier digital textures.
Following his formal musical education Jamie spent a few years working as a full-time guitarist in Toronto and The Far east. Jamie moved into creating music for film/TV in 2014. Since then, he has created music for Vice On HBO and Showtime, done film scores for four Canadian feature films and several short films, He has worked on five docu series for Cineflix Productions, and is currently engaged on two Docu series' for Entertainment One, one of which will be airing on CBC in early 2021. He has also provided and created music for Ads and branded content and has been commissioned to produce pieces for Vice Media and Bell Media.
He 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 appreciatess the need to approach film composition selflessly. He Embraces 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
Although, Jamie paid his dues as a musician playing a diverse range of music (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Reggae, classical guitar etc) a passionate interest in film had been present since his early life. As a child, he watched ‘Siskel & Ebert’ and enjoyed impassioned critical conversations about the intricacies of filmmaking. After having considered pursuing film school, he opted to formally study music.
Jamie's formal musical studies focused Jazz and Classical music, but his influences encompass a diverse range of music. In the car a pop culture laced variety of hip hop and 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 form the Social Network. Recent film composer influences have also included Danny Elfman, John Williams and Jonathan Goldsmith.