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Dustin O’Halloran

Biography

American post-classical pianist and composer Dustin O’Halloran (delivered Sept 1971) began his musical life a guitarist. He provides stated in interviews that he didn’t actually begin to research the piano in earnest until he was in university and learning music. While participating in Santa Monica University, he fulfilled Sara Lov and began the music group Dévics. The quartet released four albums and six singles on Bella Union between 1998 and 2006. O’Halloran begun to consider the piano significantly while using the band, and in formal music research both in Italy and Berlin. He released his initial two albums, entitled Piano Solos and Piano Solos 2 on Bella Union in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Through the last mentioned year he was presented with the chance to rating filmmaker Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette. In ’09 2009, he constructed the rating for movie director William Olsen’s An American Affair, that was released in the Filtration system imprint. This year 2010, he scored movie director Drake Doremus’ feature CONSTANTLY (which gained an award on the Sundance Film Festival in 2011). Lumiere, his debut record for Fats Cat’s orchestral 130701 imprint, was released in Feb 2011 to stellar testimonials. It highlighted O’Halloran’s piano within a somewhat more filled sonic field that included various other musicians just like the ACME Quartet, Stars from the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie, and fellow composer Peter Broderick. This is accompanied by a live single piano documenting, Vorleben, on a single label in June of this year. 90 days later on, he and fellow traditional/film composer Adam Wiltzie produced their debut like a Winged Success for the Sullen with an eponymous LP of ambient neo-classical music for the Kranky label. They released a follow-up, Atomos, in 2014. For the time being, demand for O’Halloran’s film ratings elevated, and Milan released his soundtrack for the 2013 dilemma BREATHE. In 2014, he arrived a normal gig in the Golden Globe-winning internet series Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor. He gained an Emmy because of its theme music in 2015. Among various other film and tv function in the a few months that implemented, O’Halloran collaborated with experimental musician Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) in the 2016 dilemma Lion. Both film as well as the score had been nominated for Academy Honours.

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Full Name Dustin O'Halloran
Date Of Birth September 8, 1971
Profession Pianist, Film Score Composer
Education Santa Monica College
Nationality American
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
Music Groups A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Devics
Music Songs Opus 23, We Move Lightly, Lion Theme, Opus 20, Fragile N. 4, Opus 55, Opus 28, Opus 37, Opus 36, Variazione di un tango, Opus 17, Opus 38, An Ending, a Beginning, Arrivals N. 2, Opus 14, Opus 26, A Great Divide, Searching for Home, Prelude 2, Opus 44, Home is with Me, We Float, Opus 43, Opus 54, Departures N. 1, Opus 18, Opus 15, Opus 21, Layers Expanding Time, Opus 7, Opus 30, The Arrival
Albums Vorleben, Piano Solos, Piano Solos, Volume 2, The Beauty Inside, Now Is Good, An American Affair, Breathe In, Lumiere, Umrika (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Umrika, Like Crazy: Music From the Motion Picture, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Piano Solos Vol.1 and 2, 3 movements, Transcendentalism EP, Atomos VII
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score
Movies Lion, Like Crazy, Marie Antoinette, Now Is Good, Equals, An American Affair, Umrika, Breathe In, Remember the Daze, Iris, The Other Dream Team, God's Own Country, Posthumous, The Current War, Deliá, Want to See Something


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1 Owns a 19th century villa outside Bologna, Italy.


Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
As Told by Ginger 2000-2009 TV Series foley artist - 35 episodes
Rocket Power 1999-2004 TV Series foley artist - 39 episodes
Rugrats 1997-2004 TV Series foley artist - 69 episodes
All Grown Up! 2003-2004 TV Series foley artist - 12 episodes
The Wild Thornberrys 1999-2003 TV Series foley artist - 38 episodes
Anger Management 2003 foley artist
The Master of Disguise 2002 foley artist
Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand 2002 TV Movie foley artist
A Rugrats Kwanzaa Special 2001 TV Movie foley artist
Psyko Ferret 2000 TV Movie foley artist
Enemy Action 1999 foley artist
The Haunting of Hell House 1999 foley walker
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly 1998 Video short foley artist
Bikini Summer III: South Beach Heat 1997 foley artist
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard 1997 Video foley walker
The Midas Touch 1997 Video foley walker
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1997 TV Series foley editor - 1 episode
The Unspeakable 1997 TV Movie foley walker
Changing Habits 1997 foley walker: Coley Sound Productions
Killers 1997 foley walker
An American Vampire Story 1997 foley walker
Emmanuelle: First Contact 1994 TV Movie foley walker

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chappaquiddick 2017 post-production
Iris 2016/III
Queimafobia 2016 Short
Transparent 2014-2016 TV Series 29 episodes
Lion 2016 music by
I Love Dick 2016 TV Movie
Equals 2015
This Is Me 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
American Masters 2015 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Umrika 2015
Deliá 2015 Short
Posthumous 2014/I co-composer
Eclipse 2013/II Short
Breathe In 2013
Now Is Good 2012
The Beauty Inside 2012 TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Other Dream Team 2012 Documentary
Like Crazy 2011
Want to See Something? 2010 Short
An American Affair 2008
Remember the Daze 2007

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Line Station 2016 "Opus 26"
Iris 2016/III writer: "Prologue Iris", "Galerie"
Maman a tort 2016 performer: "An Ending, A Beginning" / writer: "An Ending, A Beginning"
Umrika 2015 "A Voyage Begins" / music: "Umrika" Score / writer: "Umrika" Score, "A Voyage Begins"
Transparent 2014 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Glassland 2014 writer: "Requiem For The Static King - Part One"
Breathe In 2013 writer: "We Played Some Open Chords and Rejoiced, For the Earth Had Circled the Sun Yet Another Year", "Opus 20", "Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears", "A Symphony Pathetique"
Now Is Good 2012 performer: "Snow and Light" / writer: "Snow and Light"
Waterloo Road 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Like Crazy 2011 performer: "Opus 37", "Opus 55", "Opus 26", "Fragile N.4", "We Move Lightly" / writer: "Opus 37", "Opus 55", "Opus 26", "Fragile N.4", "We Move Lightly", "Minuet For A Cheap Piano N.2" uncredited
Fling 2008 writer: "Lie To Me"
Bresson & Adeline 2008 Short performer: "Opus 30", "Opus 13", "Opus 20", "Opus 7" / writer: "Opus 30", "Opus 13", "Opus 20", "Opus 7"
Boot Camp 2008 writer: "Don't Take It Away"
Remember the Daze 2007 writer: "The Way Love Talks", "Song for a Sleeping Girl"
The Good Life 2007 writer: "The Parade"
Marie Antoinette 2006 performer: "Opus 17", "Opus 23", "Opus 36" / writer: "Opus 17", "Opus 23", "Opus 36"
Alone with Her 2006 writer: "The Parade", "How Things Burn"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transparent 2016 TV Series music by - 1 episode
This Is Me 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary composer - 1 episode
Umrika 2015 piano: guitar
Breathe In 2013 composer: additional music
Now Is Good 2012 music arranger / music performer
The Other Dream Team 2012 Documentary with music from
Like Crazy 2011 musician: piano
An American Affair 2008 musician: piano and vibraphone
The Making of 'Marie Antoinette' 2007 Video short score composition
'Angel': Season 2 Overview 2003 Video documentary score composition
L'amore probabilmente 2001 score composition
If... Dog... Rabbit 1999 score composition

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Winner: Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music Transparent (2014)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Score Lion (2016) · Volker Bertelmann
2016 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Original Score - Feature Film Lion (2016) · Volker Bertelmann
2014 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Main Title - TV Show / Digital Series Transparent (2014)


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