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, The far East and Europe. Jamie moved into creating music for film/TV in 2014. Since then, he has created music for Vice On HBO, scored two Canadian feature films, several shorts, worked on five docu series for Cineflix Productions and Blue Ant Media, and has been commissioned to produce pieces for Vice on HBO, Random Acts of Flyness on HBO, Vice Branded Content and Bell Media (Daily Planet, Etalk, Marilyn Dennis show etc.)
He has also worked in a Music Editor role assisting renowned Composer Jonathan Goldsmith on films such as Sharkwater Extinction, Dreamland and the TV shows Pure and Between. (detailed credit info available on his imdb page here
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.
Although having studied Jazz and Classical music, Jamie’s influences encompass a diverse range of music as well. 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 who Jamie has had the privilege of working for on several project in an music editor capacity.
In 2019, Jamie was commissioned to create 10 Sports themed Hip Hop tracks geared towards TSN Sports Highlights, opening up a fresh new realm of Pop culture influences and inspiration that he uses to inspire and inform his Film/TV instrumental work.