Brian Tyler (composer)
Tyler in 2011.
May 8, 1978 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Film score, classical, rock, electronic, jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, arranger, producer, musician, songwriter|
|Instruments||Drums, piano, guitar, percussion, bass, stringed instruments, bouzouki, cello, keyboards|
|Associated acts||London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hollywood Studio Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Jerry Goldsmith, Paul Williams, Danny Elfman, Dr. Dre, The RZA, Slash, Elton John, Pharrell Williams, Lisbeth Scott, Taylor Hawkins, Ambrosian Singers, Wiz Khalifa, Kill the Noise, Juicy J, Ty Dolla Sign|
Brian Tyler is an American composer, arranger, producer, musician, and songwriter, who has composed scores for film, television and video games.
In 2014 he wrote new NFL Theme for ESPN and often conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He won Composer of the Year at the 2013 Cue Awards and was nominated for a 2014 BAFTA Award. In 2010, Tyler was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As of May 2015 his films have grossed $9.5 billion worldwide.
Tyler was born and raised in Orange County, California. His grandfather was Academy Award-winning art director Walter H. Tyler. One of his first major influences was his pianist grandmother. He received a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA and a Master's from Harvard University. Growing up, he taught himself to play at least 30 different types of musical instruments.
Tyler began scoring features shortly after graduating from Harvard. Robert Kraft, who was impressed by Tyler's music, encouraged Tyler to pursue a career in film scoring. He began his career by composing 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 (2006) hit #1 on the iTunes soundtrack sales charts, while his soundtrack for “Children of Dune” reached #4 on the Amazon.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 5 September 2011 Tyler announced that he was currently in talks for scoring the 2011 remake of Highlander and scoring pilot episodes for the animated series Transformers: Prime. Later, he scored four episodes. On 7 October it was announced that Tyler has been chosen to compose the music for pilot to the Steven Spielberg produced TV series Terra Nova.
Tyler wrote and produced the song "Shell Shocked" with Kill the Noise, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Juicy J and Moxie that was released in the summer of 2014 under his artist name Madsonik. The song went to #2 on the iTunes hip-hop singles charts and has sold over 300,000 copies.
Tyler scored the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)—which also featured music composed by Danny Elfman—and the Marvel One-Shot short film, All Hail the King (2014). Tyler reused Alan Silvestri's themes from Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers in the latter two films. In addition, Tyler also composed the fanfare music for the updated Marvel Studios logo, which debuted with Thor: The Dark World. Tyler's score for Furious 7 was released on BackLot Records and his arrangement of the #1 hit song "See You Again" was featured at the end of the movie during the tribute to Paul Walker, who died in a car accident during the production of the film.
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 French 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||8 episodes|
|1998||Final Justice||Television film|
|2000||Level 9||13 episodes|
|2001||The Education of Max Bickford||22 episodes|
|2003||Frank Herbert's Children of Dune*||3 episodes|
|2003||Star Trek: Enterprise||Episodes "Canamar" and "Regeneration"|
|2007||Fear Itself||Episode: "The Sacrifice"*|
|2010||Hawaii Five-0||Episodes "Pilot" and "Ohana"*|
|2010–2013||Transformers: Prime*||65 episodes|
|2011||Terra Nova*||13 episodes|
|2014||Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe||Television Special|
|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
Awards and nominations
- Interview with Brian Tyler 8Dio Archived 16 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
- http://www.briantyler.com/Site/Bio.html Archived 12 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- Interview: Brian Tyler « corduroy magazine Archived 16 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
- Comerford, Jason. "Sayonara, baby! – Brian Tyler and Six-String Samurai". Islandlife. Archived from the original on 8 November 2005. Retrieved 16 December 2005.
- "SoundtrackNet : Interview – Brian Tyler". Soundtrack.net. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- Yaitanes, Greg. "Brian Tyler : Children of Dune". Briantyler.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- "SoundtrackNet : Interview – Brian Tyler". Soundtrack.net. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2005.
- Goldwasser, Dan (16 June 2006). "Brian Tyler scores Partition". Scoringsessions.com. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- Goldwasser, Dan (11 September 2008). "Brian Tyler scores Eagle Eye". Scoringsessions.com. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- Goldwasser, Dan (6 February 2009). "Brian Tyler scores Dragonball Evolution". Scoringsessions.com. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- "Brian Tyler Records Dragonball Score in Los Angeles (2009)". Dragonballmovieblog.net. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- "Brian Tyler – Music Is Life". web.me.com. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
- "Brian Tyler slated to score Terra Nova". Film Music Reporter. 7 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- "Brian Tyler to Score 'Iron Man 3′". Film Music Reporter. 11 October 2012. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- "Brian Tyler to Score 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'". Film Music Reporter. 19 March 2014. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
- Strom, Marc (12 November 2013). "Introducing the New Marvel Studios Logo". Marvel. Archived from the original on 15 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- "?". YouTube. Archived from the original on 25 November 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- "Adtunes Top Ad Music of 2008". Adtunes.com. Archived from the original on 8 October 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
- "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » IFMCA announces winners of 2009 Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » IFMCA Winners 2013". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
- "Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Lead Saturn Awards Noms"
- "2014 Emmy Nominations: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘True Detective’ Among the Honored". New York Times. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014.