DEANE OGDEN is an American recording artist, composer, percussionist, speaker and author who has written the music for more than seventy films, episodic television shows, video games, theater productions and commercials. As a drummer, Deane has recorded and performed with numerous chart-topping acts and artists.
Recently, Deane released his solo record Eastern Chronicle, a 118-minute musical journey through the lands and cultures of the Far East. Deane spent over two years traveling through Asia, writing, recording and mixing the record on his mobile recording rig in places like Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan.
Deane Ogden’s lush melodic and rhythmically intricate compositions for the big screen have included D. Lee Inosanto’s award-winning The Sensei, the critically-acclaimed documentary Dreams On Spec, Lionsgate’s The Way Home starring Dean Cain, Sony’s actioner The Hit List starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Cole Hauser, the international sports drama Hattrick and many more. Deane also wrote the score for the original theater production of Jabang Tetuko, an internationally-produced immersive spectacle which debuted in 2011 in Southeast Asia. Deane’s music was featured in Touchstone Pictures’ Bruce Willis blockbuster Surrogates and in TNT’s remake of the Stephen King thriller Salem’s Lot, starring Rob Lowe and Donald Sutherland. in late 2012, Deane scored the preamble to [Welcome to] Level 7 for director Matthew D. Wilson and recently completed work on the science-fiction thriller The Final Moments of Karl Brandt starring Paul Ruebens (Blow; PeeWee’s Playhouse) and Janina Gavankar (HBO’s True Blood).
Deane has also enjoyed an extensive career in episodic television having composed music for NBC’s primetime drama LAX starring Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood, ABC Family’s Exploration with Richard Wiese, the Emmy-nominated Entertainment Tonight, MTV’s Made and Teenage Mom, the History Channel’s Modern Marvels, and custom music libraries for syndicated primetime news and current events programming.
During the 2012 United States presidential campaign, Deane’s music was featured in both the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention telecasts.
In 2002, Deane was entrusted with lead composer duties on the Emmy Award-winning Monday Night Football for ABC Sports, a post he commanded for five seasons. Deane was commissioned to write the orchestral themes for Michael Phelps’ record-breaking gold medal run during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which at the time set the record as the most-viewed event in American television history. Following his success with the Beijing games, Deane was again tapped to write three original orchestral suites for the water and sailing events at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the United Kingdom.
Deane’s EasTReasury and Imaginator Music libraries serve overseas clients such as the AXN and StarWorld networks in Asia and Australia with custom-tailored music for international primetime reality and competition-based television.
As a drummer and percussionist, Deane has performed and recorded across genres with artists as diverse as Tina Turner, Britney Spears, Al Green, Rihanna, Seal, Kenny Loggins, Bob Cowsill, Travis Tritt, Chris Cornell, Jewel, SubMarine and many others, and has worked with superstar producers Phil Ramone, Jack Joseph Puig and Chris Lord-Alge.
Deane is the founder and editor-in-chief of SCOREcastOnline.com, the immensely popular editorial, instructional, and community resource for the worldwide network of media music and post-production professionals.
As an outspoken advocate for the creative arts, Deane speaks globally to creative artists, arts groups and government organizations about the convergence of art and business. Deane has addressed numerous governmental agencies and groups including the National Endowment for the Arts and the UNESCO and has been a central organizer and program mentor for organizations such as the International Arts Movement and the World Music Organization.
In 2010, Deane founded and authored The Conversation Project: A resource for a community of over 1,400 creative and performance artists, which focused on the tools and techniques of successful creative companies, raising awareness of the creative arts and promoting arts education. In 2009, Deane created and hosted The Creative Hangout on Google+, where each week ten random artist-entrepreneurs assembled to share ideas and strategies toward more effective workflow and artistic business concepts.
Deane splits his time between Asia and Los Angeles where he lives with his wife.