Brian Tyler - Composer
Brian Tyler, film composer of 31 scores in the last 5 years, was recently awarded "Best New Film Composer of the Year" in Cinemusic Magazine and received a 2002 Emmy nomination (Best Musical Score) for "Last Call" starring Jeremy Irons and Sissy Spacek. Tyler's latest film is the upcoming action-thriller "The Hunted" directed by Academy Award winner William Friedkin (director of "The Exorcist" and "The French Connection") for Paramount Pictures starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio del Toro. Also in 2002, Tyler scored "Frailty" starring Matthew McConaughey for director Bill Paxton which Robert Ebert called "one of the best films of the year."
Tyler received his bachelor's degree from UCLA and his master's degree from Harvard University. While his love of film was greatly inspired by his Academy Award winning grandfather Walter Tyler, Brian began composing at an early age and was performing and conducting his concert pieces at concert halls from the United States to Russia by his teens. Tyler continued playing piano, classical percussion, guitar, bass, and drums in various orchestras, groups, and music ensembles all the way up to 1997 when he entered the world of film by scoring Gabe Torres' feature "Bartender" which was quickly followed by the cult hit "Six-String Samurai". He is also a songwriter signed with Sony Music and his music has been featured in dozens of films including "The Fast and the Furious". Other films scored by Tyler are "Panic" starring William H. Macy, "Plan B" starring Diane Keaton, and the upcoming "Frank Herbert's Children of Dune" starring Susan Sarandon. Brian is represented by The Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency.