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MusicMy name is Sebastian Evans and I am the composer of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I have also scored Ben 10: Omniverse, Transformers: Animated, & Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go. My favorite Ninja Turtle is Donatello. AMA!

Nov 15th 2016 by Sebastian_Evans • 8 Questions • 162 Points

My short bio:

My name is Sebastian Evans and I am a composer! Currently, you can hear my music in Nickelodeon's animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is about to celebrate its 100th episode! I have also scored other cool animated projects including Ben 10: Omniverse, Transformers: Animated, and Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go. I have wanted to be a composer since I first heard John William's music for Star Wars, and learned that this was a possible job! Some of my other influences include Raymond Scott, Edvard Grieg, Thomas Newman, Timbaland and Tool.

Also, my favorite Ninja Turtle is Donatello.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/SEvansComposer/status/798576925241266177

Also, check out this exclusive clip posted today from the upcoming 100th episode!

Finally, please check out my Huffington Post interview which dropped today!

Ask Me Anything!

EDIT: Thank you everyone for your great questions. It was so much fun! I'm sorry that I type slow. Please follow me on twitter and facebook to keep up with my projects and music. See you again soon! Booyakasha!

Q:

You're probably the single most qualified person to answer this question: What's the best way to get a song unstuck from your head?

A:

Get a different song stuck in your head.


Q:

What are the most difficult aspects of your job, and what do you find the most rewarding?

A:

Time! Time is the most difficult part. Deadlines are no joke. The most rewarding is that I get to have a career composing. There’s a lot of great composers out there and I’m just grateful I get to do it.


Q:

what do you hope to work on next?

A:

I'm pretty open and really like all genres. But I'm itching to do something set in space! Star Wars- ish. Star Trek-ish. You get it.


Q:

What advice do you have for aspiring composers? :)

A:

1st-learn music theory. 2nd-develop your own style. 3rd-Move to where the people and work are. Steps 4-274 you will learn when you start. lol


Q:

What is your favorite dinosaur?

Also, which TMNT episode was the most challenging to score?

A:

T-Rex. Obviously. The season finale of Season 4 was definitely the most challenging.


Q:

I love TMNT!!! I'm a musician and am considering studying music. Who are some of your favorite classical composers? And what's on your Most Played in your iTunes??

A:

Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman, Nobuo Uematsu, John Williams James Horner, Danny Elfman, George Gershwin, Jeff Beal, Bear McCreary, Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg, Raymond Scott... this could go on forever.

iTunes most played? Let me check...

Outlander, A Moon shaped Pool (Radiohead), Popstar Soundtrack, Phase (Jack Garratt), Mezzanine (Massive Attack)


Q:

Who is your favorite Jack?

What is your favorite card game?

A:

Probably... Luscious "Jack" son. That counts.

Old Maid.


Q:

What do you do when you are not composing?

A:

Mostly building Legos. Kicking' it with my Kids.