Ed Hartman is an award-winning, accomplished composer, performer, and educator. Ed received his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, and has been involved with the film and music communities in the Pacific Northwest for decades. He creates music drawn from many styles, genres and cultures. Ed is at home with classical orchestral music, along with electronic, jazz and world music. As a percussionist, he can create intense rhythmic scores that can contrast with lyrical orchestral passages.
Ed also owns 8th Sense Productions, LLC that owns the film-estate of Richard Lyford. He produced and scored “As the Earth Turns” an award-winning unreleased silent sci-fi film by Lyford made in Seattle in 1938, , an award-winning documentary about Richard Lyford, “It Gets in Your Blood”, and is currently working on a biopic about the filmmaker.
Ed Hartman has been teaching classes in music licensing for over a decade and has been creating music for film, T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. Ed’s music has been heard in the motion pictures, including “The Blind Side” and “Scooby Doo, The Mystery Begins” (Warner Bros.), “The Cold Light of Day” (Summit Ent.), “Surviving Christmas” (Dreamworks), “Into the Fire” (BCDF Pictures), “Spirit of the Game” (Samuel Goldwyn), “A Different Sun” (Monolith Pictures), “Cool It” (1019 Ent.), “Mini’s First Time” (Bold Films), and “The Turkey Bowl”(Coolidge/Ward Productions).
As a film-composer, Ed scored award-winning music for the feature-film “As the Earth Turns”, “Fitz” (Who Made Who Productions) – 2008 Alberta Film and Television Awards Nominee: Best Feature Film) and the documentary: “Project Colombia” (The MapMakers). Ed has also scored a variety of short films, including: “DACA, the Story of Dreamers,” “SHAM Therapy” (Web-series), “The Son, The Father”, “Pause”, “Little Peter Needs to Fly”, “End Zone“, “The Three Stars”, “Trauma”, “Winston”, “Those in Need”, and “A Rich Mann”.
Ed’s music has been on television, including: “The Twilight Zone” (CBS All-Access), “Revenge”, “Motive”(ABC), “Twas the Night”, “Katie Morgan”, “Big Love” (HBO), “Lucifer”,“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX), “Passions” (NBC), “Let’s Make a Deal” (CBS), “Doc-Block” (MSNBC), “Greek” (ABC Family) , “Emeril Green” (GREEN), “Nature”, “Gourmet Adventures with Ruth” (PBS), “Channel 5 Takes Latin”, “Relic Hunter” “Extreme Towns” (TRAVEL), “America Now” (Ind.), “Shalom In The Home”, “Toddlers and Tiaras” , and many others.
Ed Hartman (Producer and Composer)
8th Sense Productions, LLC
Olympic Marimba Records/Productions
8th Sense Productions:
“As the Earth Turns”
“It Gets in Your Blood”