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|Occupation(s)||Composer, songwriter, record producer|
Paul Brill is a multiple Emmy Award-nominated American composer, 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. 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."
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 and "A testament to the enduring potency of classical pop songwriting," by Pitchfork Media. 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.
Brill also owns and operates a recording and production studio - Sterling Society Social Club in Brooklyn, New York.
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