Tommy Pedrini is a genre-bending composer, producer, vocalist, & marimbist in Los Angeles who specializes in music for video games and animation and works to build bridges with Japanese musicians and music.
Although he works as a freelancer, Tommy is especially known for working collaboratively, most recently with the up-and-coming pop artist chiyoco, and as a part of Mint Potion's core team, where he worked as a principal composer on the critically-acclaimed score to WayForward's Vitamin Connection, and on the music teams for Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart. Notable clients and partners have included WayForward Technologies, maddie vision, thatgamecompany, and Bandai Namco Games.
Tommy has a Bachelors of Music in Film Scoring and a Masters of Music in Music Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston. While at Berklee, he studied marimba with Nancy Zeltsman who inspired a lifelong love of the instrument, and frequently incorporates it into his projects as a result. Tommy plays and records on a five-octave Marimba One marimba.
“Vitamin Connection has such an amazingly robust and highly-produced soundtrack that most of its songs could have easily been Billboard Top 40 songs...”
“"The soundtrack is so bubbly and upbeat that I felt alive and excited to be battling disease! ... a great blend of both English and Japanese pop tunes to make up the backbeat ... songs were able to blend seamlessly together, utilizing different audio and incredibly catchy tunes that I wish I had right now. ”
“The game’s audio is one of its strongest assets. The music is catchy and charming, and players will no doubt have the game's songs stuck in their heads days and weeks after playing.”
“Oh my goodness, the music. It elicits the sensibilities of Japanese radio shows with non-stop and constant reminders of what you're playing.”
“...a suitably eclectic soundtrack made up of J-Pop, obscure indie, and light-hearted hip hop. Like the game itself, it somehow works in spite of – or perhaps even because of – its tonal inconsistency.”