Aaron Tsang is a Canadian composer for film, videogames, commercials and television. In 2006, he created Lightmotif Scores, a music and audio post-production company in Toronto and has provided original music and audio services to numerous films, television commercials, and videogames. To date, Aaron has composed music for over 20 videogame titles for Capcom, Konami, Glu, Blammo, Frima, and Dark Matter Inc. Notable titles include “Smurfs’ Village”, released in 2010, which was downloaded over 56 million times as of March 2012. With Beeline Interactive (Capcom), Aaron also worked on a Dreamworks Pictures’ franchise, “Shrek’s Fairytale Kingdom” as well as the “Ghostbusters” title from Sony Pictures. More recently, Aaron’s company, Lightmotif Scores, created all the music and sound design for “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”, a mobile game from Glu Mobile that managed to reach over 20 million global downloads only 3 months after its release in June 2014. The game continues to be one of the highest grossing games on iTunes and Google Play. Currently, Aaron is completing his work with Glu Mobile for another celebrity mobile game for Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
In 2014, Aaron was the composer for “Dino Hunt Canada”, a television show on the History Channel that chronicles the Royal Ontario Museum’s paleontological discoveries. In the same year, Aaron was awarded “Best Original Score” for his orchestral score to the first season of “Pete Winning and the Pirates” at the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA) held in Los Angeles. He was awarded “Best Original Score” again the following year for season two of the same show at the 6th Annual Indie Series Awards. In 2012, Aaron was awarded “Best Score” at the Underdogs Film Festival in Texas for his orchestral score to the feature film “The Blue Seal”, which was previously also awarded a nomination for “Best Original Score” in 2010 from Action on Film Festival (AOF) in Los Angeles.
In the winter of 2011, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) recorded Aaron’s music for a Tim Hortons television commercial featuring Sidney Crosby. In 2012, Aaron was commissioned by the University of Toronto to compose the “Boundless” fanfare – an anthem celebrating the university and its new $2-billion fundraising campaign. The fanfare has since been performed live at all University of Toronto faculties and campuses both as part of the “Boundless Campaign” and at various university functions.
Aaron has also been a prolific teacher of music theory, harmony and counterpoint, having prepared hundreds of students for their Royal Conservatory of Music examinations over the last 10 years. In 2011 Aaron created and taught a graduate level course at the Univesity of Toronto Faculty of Music on MIDI Sequencing.
Aaron is a graduate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music with a B.Mus and M.Mus in musical composition, both under the tutelage of Christos Hatzis.