Dado DZIHAN

Composer/Sound Designer

Born in Sarajevo, ex Yugoslavia now Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1964. Since moving to London in 1991, Dado has combined composing / producing music with frequent live performances. He has been involved in numerous music projects, working across the spectrum, from song writing, producing, free improvisation to fully scored music for films and documentaries.

Dado’s passion is music and sound. A classically trained pianist, he is also sound designer and performer with more than 30 years of experience. His particular area of expertise is creating cutting edge, bold and gripping music. Highly versatile multi instrumentalist, his style is warm, melodic and distinctive. A self-starter Dado is equally at ease with writing contemporary, hip scores as he is writing a symphonic piece.

‪His Eclectic compositional style seamlessly blends European modern and classical works with ethnic elements from the Balkans, Middle East and Africa with sound design, sound sculpting using primarily Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Mac OS based.

He played keyboards in one of the most successful bands in ex-Yugoslavia, Zabranjeno Pusenje – releasing a number of critically acclaimed albums. A member of the New Primitivism, an art movement of Sarajevo of the early eighties as Top Lista Nadrealista.

Some of his film credits include Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, Anthony Minghella’s “Breaking and Entering”, “Well Tempered Corpses” by Benjamin Filipovic, “Sitting Ducks” by Gerald Fox and many more. (selected credits – page 2)


University of Westminster BA (Hon’s) Music 1999-2003

BA (Hon’s) Music Academy Sarajevo 1982-86