Boris Salchow has created cinematic music scores and unique soundscapes for some of the most prestigious brands in the world (ADIDAS, AUDI, LAMBORGHINI), award-winning documentaries (Germany From Above), Hollywood and international feature films (80 Minutes, Prom Night), drama television series (BALKO, Wolff’s Turf), and cinematic video games (FUSE, Resistance 2 and 3, Ratchet & Clank, Rainbow Six). Classically trained but just at home in the electronic music world, Salchow’s artistic range and versatility encompasses live orchestra, hybrid acoustic and electronic music, and immersive musical sound design.
Salchow began his scoring career writing commercials, promos and prime time television series for leading networks in Germany. Now based in Los Angeles, Salchow has composed for feature films such as the internationally-released action thriller 80 Minutes starring Gabriel Mann, additional music for Elsewhere starring Anna Kendrick, and additional music for the Sony/Screen Gems’ teenage horror mystery and #1 US box office hit Prom Night featuring Idris Elba.
Salchow also scored the feature film adaptation of the award-winning documentary series Germany From Above (Buena Vista International) recorded with a 70-piece orchestra and mixed at Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. This visually stunning film is comprised of breathtaking aerial shots of Germany. With only a few words from the narrator, the movie provided a unique opportunity to take the audience on an inspiring musical journey befitting the film’s grand scale. Germany From Above premiered with a special event at Germany’s largest movie theater, where Salchow’s 90-minute score was performed live along with the film.
Salchow recently swapped his baton and orchestra for Moog synthesizers and rare vintage audio processors to score Electronic Arts’ sci-fi video game FUSE. The score blends analog electronic elements, adrenaline infused drums and musical sound design to provide a foreboding and rousing sonic landscape for FUSE’s dark futuristic setting and intense action experience. Salchow’s previous scores for video games include Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, Sony’s Resistance 2, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, and Resistance 3. Recorded with A-list musicians at Abbey Road Studios in London, Salchow’s dark, emotional orchestral music for Resistance 3 was hailed as one of the top video game scores of 2011 by Classical MPR.