Sarah Schachner

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Sarah Schachner
Musical career
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • Composer
Instruments
  • Cello
  • violin
  • synthesizer
  • Piano
Websitesarahschachner.com

Sarah Schachner is an American musician who has composed scores for film, television and video games. Schachner not only composes and arranges scores, but she also performs in them.[1]

Biography[edit]

Schachner grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia.[2] When she was five, she first started playing piano and then started playing the violin.[3] She kept learning other instruments, such as viola and cello, and played with both family and in the orchestra and jazz band.[3]

Schachner went to the Berklee College of Music and then moved to Los Angeles.[3] She began to work with composer, Brian Tyler, who worked in film and then started writing video game music.[3] Tyler first brought Schachner in to work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.[3] Schachner said, "I started doing music on the games for him and I realized how much I loved working on games."[3] Schachner began to incorporate synthesizers with her work on string instruments.[4]

In 2016, Ted Cruz's presidential campaign used one of Schachner's songs, Lens, without permission.[5][6] As the composer, she and the performer, along with a licensing firm, sued the Cruz campaign in May 2016 for copyright infringement.[5]

Schachner also contributed to the Cassini Finale Music Project, a commemoration of the Cassini mission to Saturn.[4]

Discography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2010 Cool It Ondi Timoner Roadside Attractions Co-composed with N’oa Winter Lazerus [7]
2010 She Believes in Fate Douglas Lamore Charlatan Studios Short film
2011 Remains Colin Theys Chiller Films N/A [8]
2012 Promesas Aaron Celious N/A Short film
2013 UnHung Hero Brian Spitz Breaking Glass Pictures N/A [8]
2015 The Lazarus Effect David Gelb Relativity Media N/A [1]

As other[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2012 John Dies at the End Don Coscarelli Magnet Releasing Additional music [8]
2012 The Expendables 2 Simon West Lionsgate Musical score arrangements [2]
2013 Iron Man 3 Shane Black Marvel Studios Arranger and programmer [2]
2013 Now You See Me Louis Leterrier Summit Entertainment Arranger and programmer [2]
2016 Now You See Me 2 Jon M. Chu Summit Entertainment Arranger and programmer

Television[edit]

Year Title Original Channel Notes
2010 Brew Masters Discovery Channel N/A
2011 The Troop Nickelodeon N/A
2015 Chef's Table Netflix Episode: "Massimo Bottura" [8]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Studio Notes
2014 Assassin's Creed: Unity Ubisoft Co-composed with Chris Tilton and Ryan Amon [1]
2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Activision N/A [9]
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins Ubisoft N/A [1]
2019 Anthem Electronic Arts N/A [5]

As other[edit]

Year Title Studio Notes
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Activision Additional guitars & violin
Musical score arrangements
[2]
2011 Need for Speed: The Run Electronic Arts Additional guitars
Musical score arrangements
[8]
2012 Far Cry 3 Ubisoft Additional music, cellos, violin, and vocals [8]
2013 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Electronic Arts Additional music, cello and violin [8]
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft Additional music [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Parisi, Paula. "Stalk Like An Egyptian: Sarah Schachner Sojourns to Ancient Egypt For 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Score (Exclusive)". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Parisi, Paula (October 24, 2016). "Composer Sarah Schachner Gets Lost in Space for 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' Soundtrack". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Ohanesian, Liz (December 23, 2016). "Call of Duty Composer Sarah Schachner Makes Video Games Sound Epic". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b Jones, Sarah (January 2018). "Sarah Schachner: Composing for otherworldy environments, from Call of Duty to the Cassini mission". Electronic Musician. 34 (1): 66 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ a b c Carter, Mike (May 12, 2016). "Seattle Music-Licensing Firm Sues Cruz". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 13, 2018 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":3" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ Esquenet, Margaret (September 2016). "Copyright Litigation". IP Litigator. 22 (5): 24–25 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).
  7. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (November 11, 2010). "Ondi Timoner on Bjorn Lomborg in 'Cool It' – Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Music". Sarah Schachner. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  9. ^ Gwaltney, Javy (June 28, 2016). "Talking Tunes With Sarah Schachner, Composer of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare". Game Informer. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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