Spencer David Hutchings started composing while at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned a Master's degree in Classical Guitar Performance and a PhD in Musicology. During this time he honed his skills in composing and orchestration, and began to write and perform music for concert-hall performances, internationally recognized choreographers, and documentary films.
After returning to his native New York, Spencer fell in love with film composing. His music appeared in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground," and his first feature-length score was for Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford's "Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding," starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Since then, Spencer has written and produced music for upwards of 50 film, television, commercial, and live projects, including the Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, and Jesse Eisenberg comedy "Why Stop Now," two multi-award winning short films from Peak Road Productions “In The Blind” and “To Oh Seven”, and Peter Hutchings' high school comedy "The Outcasts," starring Victoria Justice and Eden Sher.
Recent projects include "Then Came You" starring Maisie Williams and Asa Butterfield, for which he composed the score and co-wrote (with Todd Michaelsen) the song “Airborne.” He also scored Katie Walsh's inspiring documentary about pro surfer Brianna Cope ("Surfing to Cope"), which featured new music from the electronic duo, Odesza. Most recently, he wrote the music for John Hay’s eye opening documentary “Immigrant Outpost,” which will be available soon.
Spencer loves writing and producing scores of any size, in any musical genre, all while subtly participating in the film’s narrative. He works bicoastally, though his home base (and state-of-the-art recording studio) is located in New York’s spectacular Hudson Valley, with its incredible film and music community.