Scott Kenshin Unrein is a Portland, Oregon-based composer, producer, mixer, and musician whose music Fluid Radio called, “...beautifully rich ambiences, like radio signals from real or imagined elsewheres.”
He writes music for concerts, tv, film, and ads; pretty much anything you need. Performances and commissions include works for the Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes, R. Andrew Lee, Third Angle Ensemble, Bowling Green New Music & Art Festival, newEar, and the Ad Hoc Ensemble.
He’s the series composer for Microaggressions. Upcoming projects include the feature film, Sister/Brother, directed by Brian Padian.
And because I get asked often; name pronunciation is: SKAHT UN-ryn
Nice things people have said
- Contemplative Classical
"...elegant, gorgeous, and richly rewarding."
- David McIntire
"Throughout this short album Unrein discloses feelings and intentions with perceptible sincerity; subterfuges are totally absent. Amidst the countless postures of man’s unnatural attitude, sometimes it’s nice to recall the basics of simple listening – and, why not, living."
- Touching Extremes
"I forgot how stupidly beautiful @scottu's "bird-drawn in the sky of light" is."
- R. Andrew Lee
"[Others, such as] Scott Unrein, transform the location material into beautifully rich ambiences, like radio signals from real or imagined elsewheres."
- Nathan Thomas (Fluid Radio)
"We’ve got Scott Unrein, the Harold Budd of the Pacific Northwest..."
- Kyle Gann
"Hey, dad. You write really good music. I didn't think it was going to be that good, but it really is."
- my six-year-old son