Sarah Schachner is an American composer and musician who has worked on the scores of films, television series and video games.
Schachner grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. When she was five, she first started playing piano and then started playing the violin. She kept learning other instruments, such as viola and cello, and played with both family and in an orchestra, as well as a jazz band.
Schachner went to the Berklee College of Music and then moved to Los Angeles. She began to work with composer Brian Tyler, who worked in film and then started writing video game music. Tyler first brought Schachner in to work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Schachner said, "I started doing music on the games for him and I realized how much I loved working on games." Schachner began to incorporate synthesizers with her work on string instruments.
In 2016, Ted Cruz's presidential campaign used one of Schachner's songs, Lens, without permission. As the composer, she and the performer, along with a licensing firm, sued the Cruz campaign in May 2016 for copyright infringement.
|2010||Cool It||Ondi Timoner||Roadside Attractions||Co-composed with N’oa Winter Lazerus|||
|2010||She Believes in Fate||Douglas Lamore||Charlatan Studios||Short film|
|2011||Remains||Colin Theys||Chiller Films||N/A|||
|2012||Promesas||Aaron Celious||N/A||Short film|
|2013||UnHung Hero||Brian Spitz||Breaking Glass Pictures||N/A|||
|2015||The Lazarus Effect||David Gelb||Relativity Media||N/A|||
|2012||John Dies at the End||Don Coscarelli||Magnet Releasing||Additional music|||
|2012||The Expendables 2||Simon West||Lionsgate||Musical score arrangements|||
|2013||Iron Man 3||Shane Black||Marvel Studios||Arranger and programmer|||
|2013||Now You See Me||Louis Leterrier||Summit Entertainment||Arranger and programmer|||
|2016||Now You See Me 2||Jon M. Chu||Summit Entertainment||Arranger and programmer|
|2010||Brew Masters||Discovery Channel||N/A|
|2015||Chef's Table||Netflix||Episode: "Massimo Bottura" & "Jordi Roca"|
|2014||Assassin's Creed: Unity||Ubisoft||Co-composed with Chris Tilton and Ryan Amon|||
|2016||Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare||Activision||N/A|||
|2017||Assassin's Creed Origins||Ubisoft||N/A|||
|2019||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||Activision||N/A||N/A|
|2011||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3||Activision||Additional guitars & violin
Musical score arrangements
|2011||Need for Speed: The Run||Electronic Arts||Additional guitars
Musical score arrangements
|2012||Far Cry 3||Ubisoft||Additional music, cellos, violin, and vocals|||
|2013||Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel||Electronic Arts||Additional music, cello and violin|||
|2013||Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||Ubisoft||Additional music|||
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- Ohanesian, Liz (December 23, 2016). "Call of Duty Composer Sarah Schachner Makes Video Games Sound Epic". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
- 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.
- Carter, Mike (May 12, 2016). "Seattle Music-Licensing Firm Sues Cruz". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018 – via HighBeam Research.
- Esquenet, Margaret (September 2016). "Copyright Litigation". IP Litigator. 22 (5): 24–25 – via EBSCOhost.
- "New World, New Score: Announcing Sarah Schachner as Anthem's Composer". BioWare Blog. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- Catsoulis, Jeannette (November 11, 2010). "Ondi Timoner on Bjorn Lomborg in 'Cool It' – Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- "Music". Sarah Schachner. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- Parisi, Paula. "Stalk Like An Egyptian: Sarah Schachner Sojourns to Ancient Egypt For 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Score (Exclusive)". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
- "Sarah Schachner". SoundCloud. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
- Gwaltney, Javy (June 28, 2016). "Talking Tunes With Sarah Schachner, Composer of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare". Game Informer. Retrieved February 13, 2018.