Sacha Puttnam was born on April 5, 1966. Being the son of a noted film director Lord David Puttnam, he made some film appearances in his early days as a child. Later, Sacha studied in Russia, as well as Berkley, CA, as a composer and conductor. Some of his former students included the children of Tony Blair (Former Prime Minister of England).
Sacha returned to his classical music roots once Bush split in 2002. He appeared on Chris Coco's album in 2002 entitled Next Wave, which was more of an ambient style of music. Later he did a full collaboration of classical music with Chris Coco and on the album Remasterpiece. More recently, Sacha released a solo album in July 2014 entitled Puttnam Plays Puttnam.
Sacha is currently working and living in Ireland as a composer and arranges music for many mediums including movies, advertising, television and radio. He has one daughter, Ava May, that was born in 2005.
Sacha Puttnam - Going Home (from 'Local Hero') Music Video
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David Puttnam - My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
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David Puttnam - Theme from Memphis Belle
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The Reality of Climate Change | David Puttnam | TEDxDublin
"I've always sensed what a script should sound like - even before the movie's been made" - David Puttnam
Composer and pianist Sacha Puttnam plays music from his father, British film producer Lord David Puttnam's best loved films. David spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express and Memphis Belle. His films have won 10 Oscars, 25 Baftas and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. Educated in conducting and composition at Boston's Berklee College of Music and the Moscow Conservatory, Sacha Puttnam composes and arranges for film, television, radio and games as well as for several groups and ensembles. He has toured with Bush and Moby, and was with Vangelis as he created the theme music for the film Chariots of Fire. Brand new arrangements and recordings of classic themes by Vangelis, Ennio Morricone, George Fenton, Giorgio Moroder, Mark Knopfler.
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Lord Puttnam, the Oscar-winning producer behind some of the most successful British films of the 1970s and 80s, including Chariots of Fire and Bugsy Malone, is to return to movie-making after a substantial gap, with a film about the Arctic 30, a group of environmental activists seized by Russian troops last year. Speaking in Cannes, David Puttnam, 74, said that, despite a long career as an environmental activist, as well as chairing the committee which oversaw the 2005 climate change bill, he had become increasingly convinced the best way for him to influence thinking was through cinema. "I'm quite elderly," he said. "There's only going to be one more movie. [But] reluctantly, and rather late in life, I've had to come to terms with the fact that the only professional tool I have at my disposal is that of a one-time producer."
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As Sacha Puttnam releases a CD of music from his film producer father David's movies, Radio Times hears from them both about family ties, creativity and the joy of music. There seems to be no significant anniversary attached to the CD Puttnam Plays Puttnam. Why did you decide to make it now? READ THE FULL Radio Times ARTICLE