Recent commissions and compositions include:

  • Film score for "Sylvan Reflections" - Barbara Brown (video coming soon. Here is the trailer)

  • Film score for "Dead Crow" - Art Joyce (video here)

  • "Memory and Reflections" - commissioned work for the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Internment (reviewand video coming soon)

  • "Rosebery" - written for Violin and Guitar (video performed by Freya coming soon)

  • "Kootenay Klezmer" - composed for Klezmeridian (video here)

  • Arrangements of "Song of the Dead Sea" and "A Glazele Vayn" for Nicola Everton

  • "A Magnolia for Sythia - composed for Johanne Perron (video coming soon)

  • "Asparagus dew" and "ALDL photo explorations" - commissioned by Chillia Zoll

  • "Geo Project" - arranging music for album (itunes link to come)

  • "Song for a Winter's Night" 2019 - Arranging and composing for event 

"The Prayer" arranged for Gary Wright from the 2018 "Song for a Winter's Night", performed by community musicians in Silverton, BC. (video here)

For information or questions on commissions for film, orchestra, choral and custom instrumentation please email me here.

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Testimonials

  • "It was a joy to work with Noel on my film SYLVAN REFLECTIONS: Wanderings, Paintings & Ponderings From the Forest. He just ‘got it’, unerringly bringing forth precisely the soundtrack to support the cinematography, enhance the message and enrich the audience’s experience. He so skillfully made my narration sound gorgeous! and the music he created to accompany it elevated the film to a whole new level, beautifully capturing and enhancing the whole ambiance of the project. I would collaborate with him again in a heartbeat, and will recommend him to anyone seeking brilliance with their film scores."                                            - Barbara Brown, artist/author/producer, SYLVAN REFLECTIONS: Wanderings, Paintings & Ponderings From the Forest

  • "Working with Noel on Dead Crow: Prologue has been nothing short of a revelation. His ability to create a musical soundscape that beautifully echoes and subtly augments the text is amazing. Audience members often comment on how the result is a piece that is seamlessly woven together and quite frankly spellbinding. Noel's ability as a sound engineer is equally impressive, making the most of every nuance in the mixing process. He's is a joy to collaborate with, his sense of musical intuition bang on, knowing just what will work at what point in the piece. And he knows how to park his ego at the door to get the job done."                     -- - Sean Arthur Joyce, author/performer, Dead Crow: Prologue

  • "The evening event at the Langham commemorated both the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian internment and Kaslo’s 125th anniversary as an incorporated municipality. Saimoto was very impressed with the performance by New Denver duo Freya. They played two pieces commissioned by the Langham, one called Internment, and the other called Rosebery. “They really captured the feeling and emotion of the war period and I’m hoping they’ll come to Vancouver,” Saimoto said."                            - Excerpt from the Valley Voice.  Full article here.