Brian Tyler (composer)
Brian Tyler conducting in 2011
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Film music, classical, rock, electronic, jazz|
|Occupations||Composer, conductor, music producer, instrumentalist, film producer, music arranger|
|Instruments||Drums, Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Bass, Stringed instruments, Bouzouki, Cello, Keyboards|
|Years active||1998 – present|
Brian Tyler is an American composer, producer, conductor, and film producer known for his scores for motion pictures such as Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Eagle Eye, The Expendables, Fast Five, Fast and Furious, The Expendables 2, Law Abiding Citizen, The Final Destination, Rambo, Constantine, Now You See Me, Battle: Los Angeles, and The Expendables 3. He is signed with Sony Music as a songwriter and often conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He was nominated for Film Composer of the Year by the International Film Music Critics Association. In 2010, Tyler was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As of December 2013 his films have grossed $6.3 billion worldwide.
Tyler began scoring features shortly after he received his bachelor's degree from UCLA and his master’s degree from Harvard University. Robert Kraft, who was impressed after hearing Tyler's music, encouraged Tyler to pursue a career in film scoring. He began his career in 1997, where he composed the film score for the independent film Bartender by Gabe Torres. The following year, he and Red Elvises composed the film score for Six-String Samurai.
Tyler's breakthrough came in 2001, after composing the film score for Frailty (2001).
|“||"Well, the first film released that I scored was Six-String Samurai, but it was Frailty that helped me get some more exposure."||”|
William Friedkin, after being impressed by Frailty, called Tyler in to compose The Hunted (2003) which won him a World Soundtrack Award in 2002 as well as The World Soundtrack Award as Best New Film Composer of the Year. Later, Tyler also wrote music for Star Trek: Enterprise, and Children of Dune over a span of one month, coinciding with his work on Darkness Falls.
At the end of 2003, Tyler began working more on big-budget films, including Timeline (2003), Godsend (2004), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), and Constantine (2005). His score for “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” hit #1 on the iTunes soundtrack sales charts, while his soundtrack for “Children of Dune” reached #4 on theAmazon.com album charts.
He was then hired to do Partition (2007). He had to integrate Indian and Middle Eastern music with orchestral writing. He conducted the orchestral portion of the score in Los Angeles with the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
On September 5, 2011 Tyler announced that he is currently in talks for scoring the 2011 remake of Highlander and scoring pilot episodes for the animated series Transformers: Prime. Later, he has scored next 4 episodes. On October 7 it was announced that Tyler has been chosen to compose the music for pilot to the Steven Spielberg produced TV series Terra Nova.
Tyler scored the Marvel Studios films Iron Man 3 (2013) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). In addition, he also created the new fanfare music for the updated Marvel Studios logo, which saw its debut alongside Thor: The Dark World.
Tyler has received two Emmy Award nominations, 10 BMI Music Awards, five ASCAP Music Awards, and was recently nominated for a record 6 Goldspirit Awards (2012), including Best Composer of the Year. Tyler is a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, piano, guitar, orchestral and world percussion, bass, cello, guitarviol, charango and bouzouki, amongst others.
Tyler also scored the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. He recently arranged and conducted the new film logo music for Universal Pictures and composed a theme for the 100-year anniversary of the studio. Tyler's cues for Children of Dune were used in the theatrical trailers for Star Trek (2009), Master and Commander (2003), Sahara (2005), Cinderella Man (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). The track "Summon the Worms" from Children of Dune was used as a leader for the Belgian/Dutch show Peking Express, and in the first leaked promotional reel for The Golden Compass (2007). A version of the track "War Begins" is used in the first full-length theatrical trailer of Star Trek (2009).
|1998||Living in Captivity|
|2001||The Education of Max Bickford|
|2003||Frank Herbert's Children of Dune*
Star Trek: Enterprise (episodes "Canamar" and "Regeneration")
|2007||Fear Itself (episode "The Sacrifice")*|
Hawaii Five-0 (episodes "Pilot" and "Ohana")*
Hatfields & McCoys
|2011||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3*
Need for Speed: The Run*
|2012||Far Cry 3*|
|2013||Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel*
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag*
- *scores for which soundtrack albums have been released
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