Jed Palmer

Jed Palmer is an award winning composer, writing music for all forms of media.

He composed the music to the sci-fi action thriller Upgrade. Produced by Blumhouse, directed by Leigh Whannell, starring Logan Marshall-Green and Betty Gabriel. The film premiered at SXSW 2018, winning an Audience Award and after a successful world wide theatrical run is now available to watch on digital release. Upgrade is garnering rapturous reviews, and Jed’s score is receiving wide spread attention. The soundtrack has been released digitally by Backlot Music, and is available on vinyl through Deathwaltz Recording Co. 

Jed’s work is featured in the feature films Animals (Dir. Sophie Hyde, Sundance 2019) I Used To Be Normal - A Boyband Fangirl Story (Dir. Jessica Leski, Hot Docs 2018, SFF 2018) Otherlife (MIFF 2017, SFF 2017, San Diego 2017) The Infinite Man (SXSW 2014) and Ukraine Is Not A Brothel (Venice Film Festival 2014, Winner AACTA Best Documentary). Jed has written music for television including ABC TV's Restoration Australia and SBS TV's Vietnam - War That Made Australia. Jed has also composed scores for Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre and Sisters Grimm, Restless Dance Theatre, Sandpit and Google Creative, and scored permanent exhibitions for Melbourne Museum. Jed has sound designed for feature films including: Wasted On The Young (Toronto International Film Festival), Bring Back The Dead (Singapore) and The Boy Castaways (Adelaide Film Festival 2013). 

Jed started writing music, playing in bands and touring at a young age. He soon realised his great passion was capturing sound, and collecting sounds together as collage. He studied audio engineering and began his working life as a recording engineer and producer recording sound to analog tape. Exploring his own music, primarily on guitar and using samplers, and continuing to collaborate with others, his composition practice began to broaden, leading to commissions with theatre and dance companies. An interstate move instigated a shift in focus to the film industry, first working in all departments of post production sound, then a move into sound design for feature films, documentaries and television. Now Jed brings together his vast musical experience, sound post production craft and audio knowledge to create vivid, textured, collage - like scores for film and television.

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