Adam Wiltzie

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Adam Wiltzie
Birth name Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie
Born (1969-09-17) 17 September 1969 (age 47)
New York City, New York, USA
Genres Neo-Classical, Drone
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer, Sound Engineer
Instruments Piano, Guitar
Labels Erased Tapes, Kranky Records
Associated acts Stars of the Lid, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, The Dead Texan, Aix Em Klemm, Sleepingdog

Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie (born September 17, 1969, New York City) is a composer and sound engineer. Although he may be best known for founding the seminal ambient classical projects Stars of the Lid, The Dead Texan, Aix Em Klemm, Sleepingdog and A Winged Victory for the Sullen, he also has recorded, played, and worked as a live sound engineer for artists such as The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Labradford, Bedhead, The Bad Livers, Windsor for the Derby, Iron & Wine, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hauschka and Sparklehorse. He has also composed and licensed music for Hollywood films such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon , Like Crazy , Submission, The Island President , and the trailer for Godzilla 2014 . 'Also for television shows such as House M.D, Nip/Tuck and Eastbound & Down. Most Recently collaborated with Jóhann Jóhannsson on the Golden Globe winning Theory of Everything (2014 film) Soundtrack.


Stars of the Lid (with Brian McBride)

Main article: Stars of the Lid

Sleepingdog (with Chantal Acda)

  • Naked in a Clean Bed (Muze, 2006)
  • Polar Life (Gizeh, 2008)
  • With Our Heads in the Clouds and Our Hearts in the Fields (Gizeh, 2011)

Aix Em Klemm (with Robert Donne)

The Dead Texan (with Christina Vantzou)

A Winged Victory for the Sullen (with Dustin O'Halloran)


Year Title Director Notes
2009 The Passage Alexander Douglas Documentary
2010 Want to See Something ? Tomas Jonsgården Short
Submission Stefan Jarl Documentary
2013 Godheten Stefan Jarl (2) Documentary
2015 Salero Mike Plunkett Documentary
2016 Iris Jalil Lespert
2017 The Yellow Birds Alexandre Moors

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