Biography / Info
Patrick Smith was both in Wabash, Indiana, on April 29,1949. His musical career began at the age of six, in classical piano instruction, at which time he also began composing. He continued in music by playing piano and woodwinds, writing arrangements for his high school orchestra, and generally being a pain in the butt to the orchestra's director. He miraculously graduated from high school in 1967.
After two years in college, he left to work on the road as a traveling musician, performing in concert as an opening act for artists as diverse as Earl Scruggs, Virgil Fox, and Z.Z. Top. He composed and produced two LPs during this time, neither of which sold squat.
In between road tours, he worked as a session musician in Nashville, New York, Florida, and anyplace where somebody would have him.
He began composing for film and television in 1976, writing and producing commercials and industrial shows. In 1981, he became involved with Waveworks Digital Media, creating music for films, television and multi-media shows. The joined the company in 1987 as Music Director, Staff Composer, CEO and stock boy for Waveworks Music, the original-music subsidiary of Waveworks Digital Media. Credits during that time include multi-media shows for the state of Kentucky, the Smithsonian Institute, the Bermuda Board of Tourism, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and many others.
He also has created music for numerous political clients, including much of Congress and the last four Presidents, and has scored many syndicated and network television programs, including documentaries for Discovery Channel, and the Fox Television series; "America's Most Wanted". In addition, he acted as webmaster for the company, creating and maintaining the company's website and producing content for it.
In 2005, he started his own company; Electronic Philharmonic, focusing on music for production libraries, film and television, and web-related content.
He is married, and has too many children.