Founder of VertigoSound Music, Richard Pell picked up the guitar at age 5 and began his professional career at 14. Playing in several Toronto bands he rounded out his education studying at the Royal Toronto Conservatory where he learned a variety of musical disciplines ranging from Baroque to 20th Century Avante-Garde to Jazz to Electronica and Pop. After studying with eminent orchestrator Scott Smalley in New York, he returned to his native Toronto where to date he has worked on over 20 television series and numerous documentaries.
In 2008, Rich teamed up with long-time collaborator and Juno award winning pianist, composer and producer, Dylan Heming. Heming, an accomplished film and television composer in his own right has also performed and recorded with Canada’s music elite, appearing on gold and platinum albums. His music has played on hundreds of episodes of international television programming including, “American Chopper”, “Big Brother”, “Dirty Jobs”, “Hell’s Kitchen” and “The Ultimate Fighter”.
The newest member of VertigoSound is Isabelle Noel. As a composer, producer, DJ and audio artist she has been commissioned by numerous filmmakers, choregraphers, designers, architects and visual artists to create original soundtracks for various mediums.
As a team, their recent credits include, “Call Me Fitz” (HBO), "Carlawood" (TV Tropolis), “Less Than Kind” (CanWest Global), "Kenny vs Spenny" (Showcase) and recently, the new Comedy Central series "Picnicface". Last year, Rich and Dylan teamed up to provide additional music and the end credit music to the science fiction feature, “Splice” starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley.
Visit VertigoSound's Vimeo Channel to watch video demo reels of their work.