Dickon’s unique style of composition and arrangements developed from his classical study of the violin and song writing and recording in bands. A multi-instrumentalist – guitar, violin, banjo, piano – he is a founder member of the British band Tindersticks with whom he wrote orchestral arrangements, recorded numerous albums and toured worldwide.
He began scoring films when French director Claire Denis asked Tindersticks to write the music to two of her films and following this he scored her acclaimed film Vendredi Soir. Dickon then went on to score both American and British films beginning with the Grand Jury Prize winning Sundance film Forty Shades of Blue in 2004 for Ira Sachs. He recently completed his third collaboration with Sachs on the Deauville Gran Prix winning film Little Men.
In 2010 Dickon composed the score to the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film Winter’s Bone, directed by Debra Granik, that was nominated for four Oscars including Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence and Best Picture.
In 2014 Dickon scored Stephen Knight’s Locke, starring Tom Hardy, a collaboration that continued when he scored season 3 of Peaky Blinders that was written and created by Knight. Collaborations with other directors include Michael Mann (Luck), Oren Moverman (Rampart), Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price), Ricky Gervais (Special Correspondents), James Marsh (Red Riding, Project Nim, Shadow Dancer). Dickon has recently finished the score to the upcoming Philip Noyce film Above Suspicion.