Aaron Tsang is a Canadian composer for film and mixed media. In 2006, he created Lightmotif Scores, a music and audio post-production company in Toronto that has provided original music and audio services to over 60 films, television shows, commercials, and videogames.
Aaron’s music and sound design work can be found in games of many well known franchises such as, Shrek (DreamWorks Pictures), Ghostbusters (Sony Pictures), and The Smurfs through all the popular “Smurfs’ Village” mobile games. During the wave of celebrity themed games in 2014, Aaron provided music and audio services for Kim Kardashian’s “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” game, which has seen 67 million installs as of 2018, and “Kendall and Kylie”, a follow-up game featuring the Jenner sisters with Glu Mobile. In 2018, he provided music for Guava Juice (a YouTube celebrity with over 13 million subscribers) in his game “Guava Juice: Tub Tapper”.
More recently, Aaron’s work can be found in “Shuyan Saga”, a graphic novel style 3D action videogame starring Kristin Kreuk as Shuyan. The game features a full orchestral soundtrack, and was nominated by the Canadian Screen Awards in 2018 for “Best Original Interactive Production for Digital Media”
In 2017, working with Christos Hatzis and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Aaron was the mastering engineer for the album “Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation”, which won a Juno award for “Classical Album of the Year”. Aaron was also awarded “Best Original Score” for his orchestral score to the first season of “Pete Winning and the Pirates” in 2014 at the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA) held in Los Angeles and was awarded “Best Original Score” again the following year for the second season 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.
Some other past highlights include Aaron’s music for a Tim Hortons television commercial featuring Sidney Crosby in 2011, recorded with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), and the “Boundless” fanfare (commissioned by UofT in 2012), an anthem celebrating the university and its $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 12 years. In 2011 Aaron also 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.