Storytelling, that's what film making is all about. Everything serves the story. We've honed our craft of helping tell the story through music and sound for both fiction and non-fiction work. Let us show you what we can do for you.
"Tom and Undertone Music, Inc. brought a lot to the table with their own intuitions, helping hone in on the right amount of added texture, depth and bass needed for film. Plus he is a good listener and found all kinds of solutions based on our direction. We are thrilled with his score for our film!"
-Laura Farber, Director, We Are Columbine
Not only was their visual symbolism, but there was also musical symbolism as well, though understandably less understated than the visual symbolism. The fade out of the “We Are Columbine” chant at the beginning, the synchronization of the instrumental piano music with the noise of the class bell that Gus describes, or his pounding rap music near the end of the film are all alluring music cues that truly emphasize the mood of the documentary.
-Kali Tuttle, MovieBabble Review
"Their mixes of our expansive New York and and Las Vegas cityscapes sounded tremendous in the theater! The intimate moments of verité were superbly measured. Tom is an artist and will elevate your project with his attention. We'll definitely mix our next project at Undertone."
-Ben May, Director, The Legend of Swee Pea
"Thrilled and amazed by the incredible sonic storytellers at Undertone. They took great care in elevating our film with a phenomenal sound design and mix. Great sound will pull you into a story like nothing else and these are the professionals that you can trust to elevate your vision."
-Jesse Roessler, Director: The Starfish Throwers, Music is My Voice
Play our Reels to see our work on some great docs.
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Documentary Scoring Reels
Scoring Teaser - only 3 min!
Scoring Full-Length Reel - 8 minutes.
Here's a demo (audio only) of music we scored to picture for some recent documentaries.
Documentary Audio Post Reels
Sound Edit & Mix Teaser - only 3 min!
Sound Edit & Mix Full-length - 8 min.
On The Autism Spectrum - 2018 - Original Music,
Verso Creative, Dir. by Jerry Smith • Website
Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization – 2016 – Original Music
RTC Media, Dir. by Jerry Smith • Website
Kevin Kling : Lost & Found - 2015 - Original Score
Twin Cities Public Television, Prod. by Catherine Allen • Watch Film on PBS Streaming
Speed Skate: The Price of Glory - 2014 - Original Score, Sound Edit, Design & Re-recording Mixing
Stone Lantern Films, Dir. Laura DeBruce, Laura Hambleton, Sarah Patton • Website | Trailer | Purchase/Rent
The Tsunami Children of Aceh - 2008 - Foley, Sound Edit, Sound Design, Re-Recording Mixing
Dir. by Sayer Frey
Seeing Sally : A Psychics Tale -- 2007 - Foley, Sound Edit, Sound Design, Re-Recording Mixing
Now Productions, Dir. by Peter Goodman
Cho Oyu: West of Everest - 2002 - Foley, Sound Edit, Sound Design, Re-Recording Mixing