Wes Hughes
is a Fanciful Film composer 
currently based in Los Angeles, Ca. 

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His music has been featured in film festivals, multimedia art installations, theater performances, and concert performances across the United States and Western Europe.

His recent credits include Bishal Dutta's critically acclaimed Life in Color (American Pavilion Finalist: Cannes International Festival, Honorary Achievement in Music / Score - ICS Showcase 2018, and many more), Undocumented (Winner:  Best Audio Visual Film, Los Angeles Cinefest, Winner: Best Short Doc, Silicon Beach Film Festival, and many more), and the upcoming Triads: The TV Series (Bridge the Divide Media, Dekkoo Media).  


An award-winning jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Wes favors the use of live recordings over virtual instruments whenever possible.  He frequently performs on his scores using conventional or homemade instruments and sounds, as well as collaborating with some of the best musicians in LA.  Often times a film will require truly unique sounds to appropriately express its voice.  Drawing on influences ranging from Johann Johannson to Jon Brion, Wes has sculpted ambient soundscapes out of "chopped and screwed" harmonicas, made horror noises out of bowed guitars and electric tea kettles, shaped hip hop beats out of a nikon camera, and had many other adventures in the name of showcasing the distinct personalities of his collaborators' work.  

A summa cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Wes has been mentored over the years by some of the industry's biggest talents including George S. Clinton (The Austin Powers Series, Mortal Kombat, Red Shoe Diaries), Yuval Ron (Power Rangers, West Bank Story, The Evil That Men Do), Mason Daring (Lonestar, Frontline, The Opposite of Sex) and renowned classical composer Andrew List.

Wes loves meeting new collaborators and new projects are always welcome.

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