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Brian Reitzell

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Brian Reitzell
Born (1965-12-24) December 24, 1965 (age 58)
California, U.S.
GenresFilm score, alternative rock, ambient music, experimental
Occupation(s)Composer, music supervisor, producer
Instrument(s)Drums, percussion, multi instrumentalist, found sounds
Years active1984–present
LabelsLakeshore, Ipecac, Smalltown Supersound

Brian Reitzell (born December 24, 1965[1][2]) is an American musician, composer, record producer and music supervisor best known for his work on many film and TV soundtracks. He is notable for working extensively with the American film director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, The Bling Ring).[3] He was formerly the drummer for the LA punk band Redd Kross. He has collaborated extensively with the French electronica duo Air, having performed drums on their albums The Virgin Suicides and 10 000 Hz Legend. Reitzell also toured with the band on their "Moon Safari" tour in 1998 and again in 2000 and 2001. In 2003, he was nominated for a BAFTA, along with Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, for the score to Lost in Translation.[4]

He is a member of the (side project) synth pop band TV Eyes alongside Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Jason Falkner.[5]

In 2012, Reitzell scored Turner Prize winning UK artist Elizabeth Price's video installation, "West Hinder".

His first solo album, Auto Music, was released by Smalltown Supersound on June 17, 2014.[6]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Music Supervisor Composer
1999 The Virgin Suicides Yes
2000 Logan's Sanctuary Yes
2001 CQ Yes
2003 Lost in Translation Yes
2004 Friday Night Lights Yes Yes with Explosions in the Sky
David Torn
2005 Thumbsucker Yes
2006 Marie Antoinette Yes
Stranger than Fiction Yes Yes
2007 30 Days of Night Yes Yes
2008 The Brothers Bloom Yes
2009 Shrink Yes
2010 Peacock Yes
Beginners Yes
2011 Red Riding Hood Yes Yes with Alex Heffes
Red Faction: Armageddon Yes Video game
Boss Yes Yes 18 episodes
2012 Awake Yes 1 episode
2013 The Bling Ring Yes Yes with Daniel Lopatin
Hannibal Yes Yes 39 episodes
2014 Watch Dogs Yes Video game
2016 Kicks Yes
2017 American Gods Yes Yes 8 episodes
2018 Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Yes Interactive film
2020 Relic Yes
2023 Dark Harvest Yes


  • Auto Music (2014, Smalltown Supersound)


  1. ^ "Music - Brian Reitzell". BBC. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "California Births, 1905 - 1995". Familytreelegends.com. December 24, 1965. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sofia Coppola and Brian Reitzell". Pitchfork. June 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "Anthony Asquith Award for achievement in Film Music". Bafta.org. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Brian Reitzell: Total Immersion in Sound". August 19, 2010.
  6. ^ "Smalltown Supersound". Smalltownsupersound.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.

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