Dickon is a founding member of Tindersticks, the seminal UK band for which he composed music, played violin, guitar and keyboards.
His orchestral arrangements were one of Tindersticks' most distinctive features. From 1993 to 2005, Dickon was involved in ten of their releases including their self-titled debut which was Melody Maker's album of the year.
Dickon began scoring films when French director Claire Denis approached Tindersticks to write the score to her films like Trouble Every Day, starring Vincent Gallo, and the film Friday Night.
Dickon has scored several other films including Forty Shades of Blue, directed by Ira Sachs, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2005.
Dickon has composed music for a range of films from Married Life, Last Chance Harvey, Cold Souls, and Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 for James Marsh.
More recently, Dickon scored Debra Granik's multiple award winning feature film Winter's Bone, Passion Play for Mitch Glazer and the award winning documentary, Project Nim, again for James Marsh.