Brian Tyler Interview

Brian Tyler
Photo by Joshua Shultz

Click to watch the exclusive interview with Brian Tyler after his show with California Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall…


BRIAN TYLER began scoring features shortly after he received his master’s degree from Harvard University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.  He is a multi-instrumentalist and plays piano, guitar, drums, bass, cello, world percussion, synth programming, guitarviol, charango, and bouzouki, amongst others as being a synth programmer.  He showcased many of those instruments for the retro heist film “Now You See Me” and its sequel about a team of illusionists.

 

Brian Tyler
Photo by Joshua Shultz

Tyler arranged and conducted the new film logo music for Universal Pictures and composed a theme for the 100 year anniversary of the studio, as well as composing the music for the Marvel Studios logo.  He also scored “The Expendables” films, and “Rambo,” directed by Sylvester Stallone; the crime drama “Law Abiding Citizen,” the 2017 hit “Power Rangers” and the science fiction film “Battle Los Angeles.”  Tyler’s score for Bill Paxton’s “Frailty” won him a World Soundtrack Award in 2002, as well as The World Soundtrack Award as Best New Film Composer of the Year.  He has received three Emmy Award nominations, 26 BMI Music Awards, five ASCAP Music Awards, and recently won 12 Goldspirit Awards, including Composer of the Year.

 

After composing the score for “The Hunted” for Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin, Tyler composed the score for the turn-of-the-century drama “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” starring Shia LaBeouf.  His soundtrack for “Children of Dune” reached #4 on the Amazon.com album charts while “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Furious 7,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Fast Five” all hit #1 on the iTunes soundtrack charts.

 

In 2014, Tyler scored the Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and also wrote the theme song “Shell Shocked” which he wrote and produced under his electronic music alter ego Madsonik. The song featured Wiz Khalifa and Kill the Noise and is a certified  gold record by RIAA.  He collaborated with Tom Morello on the hit song “Divebomb” for “xXx:  The Return of Xander Cage.”

 

Tyler also created the new theme music for ESPN’s NFL shows in 2014 as well composing the theme for the U.S. Open Championships now airing annually on FOX.

 

Tyler wrote the score for the feature film “Truth,” which opened in theaters in October 2015 and stars Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes and Robert Redford as Dan Rather.  For television, his credits include the series “Scorpion,” “Hawaii Five-0,” and “Sleepy Hollow,” for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2014.  He also received an Emmy nominations for “Last Call” and “Transformers:  Prime.”

 

In May 2016, Tyler made his debut headlining concert conducting his film music with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall in London.

 

Tyler most recently scored “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise which opened on June 9, 2017.

For more information about Brian Tyler please visit his website www.briantyler.com

 

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