Hybrid are a trio of composers comprising of Michael Truman, Chris Healings and Charlotte James. They have long been associated with a cinematic style of writing since the band’s debut album in 1999 which introduced the Russian Federal Orchestra to the world of electronica. They’ve recorded classical and filmic elements for each of their four acclaimed studio albums and have toured extensively around the world’s most celebrated music festivals.
In 2004, they were introduced to preeminent composer Harry Gregson Williams and a long collaborative career in scoring began to unfold. Working for Harry on such films as Tony Scott’s Man On Fire and Deja Vu honed their skills working to picture and in 2006, their first solo score came together in the shape of Lionsgate’s Catacombs. Since then, the trio have been asked to contribute their unique approach to the area between music and sound design for projects including Cowboys & Aliens, Fast Five, X-Men Wolverine and Unstoppable.
Their style of composing comes from combining three distinct angles : experimental sound design, propulsive rhythmic and melodic production and haunting and emotive instrumentation. This together with their approach to orchestration which ranges from sweeping symphonics to terrifying acoustic noise, keeps them firmly rooted at the cutting edge of modern composition.
Outside of their feature film work, the trio release their band influenced material on their own label Kill City Records and continue to have their work synced to TV and film trailers including the campaigns for Frank Miller’s The Spirit, The Rite starring Anthony Hopkins, episodes of CSI and have had their work used on many TV channels around the world from BBC to CNN to MTV.