Paul Brill

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Paul Brill
Born United States
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Composer, songwriter, record producer

Paul Brill is a multiple Emmy Award-nominated American composer,[1] songwriter, and producer based in Brooklyn, New York.

Brill has scored feature films, television series and NPR Radio Themes, most notably: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Devil Came on Horseback, The Trials of Darryl Hunt, Freakonomics, Full Battle Rattle, Page One: Inside the New York Times, Better This World, and No Woman, No Cry, among others.[2] Brill recently scored the HBO film, "Burma Soldier," on which he collaborated with Rock legends U2 - composing a new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic song, "Walk On." He won the first-ever Best Music Award at the International Documentary Awards (IDA) for his score to "Better This World."[3]

Brill completed work on the PBS documentary, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” with noted historian Henry Louis Gates and additional musical contributions from Wynton Marsalis. His recordings of original songwriting have been hailed as "stunning," by Paste magazine[4] and "A testament to the enduring potency of classical pop songwriting," by Pitchfork Media.[5] In addition to composing films and television specials for HBO, Showtime, History, A&E, National Geographic, SundanceTV and MTV, Brill is the ongoing composer for the popular A&E series The First 48, now in its 17th season. In 2001, he founded Scarlet Shame Records, a small record label that has released recordings by The Wingdale Community Singers, The Flying Change, Amber Rubarth and his own records.[6]

Brill also owns and operates a recording and production studio - Sterling Society Social Club in Brooklyn, New York.

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