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Brian Theodore Tyler (born May 8, 1972) is an American composer, musician, conductor, arranger, and producer, known for his film, television, and video game scores. Tyler scored Eagle Eye, The Expendables trilogy, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron with Danny Elfman, Now You See Me, and Crazy Rich Asians, among others. He also re-arranged the current fanfare of the Universal Pictures logo that was originally composed by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith, the updated Marvel Studios logo, which debuted with Thor: The Dark World (2013), as well as the NFL Theme for ESPN, and five installments of The Fast and the Furious franchise.[2] For his work as a film composer, he has won the IFMCA Awards 2014 Composer of the Year.

Brian Tyler
Brian Tyler Conducts 2011 I.JPG
Tyler in 2011
Born
Brian Theodore Tyler

(1972-05-08) May 8, 1972 (age 47)[1]
Alma mater
Occupation
Years active1997–present
Musical career
Also known asMadsonik
Genres
Instruments
Associated acts
Websitebriantyler.com

His composition for the film Last Call earned him the first of three Emmy nominations, a gold record, and was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[3] As of November 2017, his films have grossed $12 billion worldwide which puts him in to the top 10 highest-grossing film composers of all time in the category of worldwide box office.[4] Tyler has scored 3 of the top 10 films of all time in global box office.

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Life and careerEdit

Tyler was born and raised in Orange County, California. His grandfather was Academy Award-winning art director Walter H. Tyler. One of his first major influences was his pianist grandmother.[5] He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master's from Harvard University.[6] Growing up, he taught himself to play at least 30 different types of musical instruments, including drums, piano, guitar, bass, cello, world percussion, synthesizer, charango and bouzouki.[7]

Tyler began scoring features shortly after graduating from Harvard. Robert Kraft, who was impressed by Tyler's music, encouraged him to pursue a career in film scoring. He began his career by composing the film score for the independent film Bartender (1997), directed by Gabe Torres. The following year, he and Red Elvises composed the film score for Six-String Samurai (1998).[8]

Tyler's breakthrough came in 1995, after composing for Frailty (2001). His work on Last Call (2002) earned him an induction into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[3] William Friedkin, after being impressed by his work on Frailty, called Tyler in to begin composing for The Hunted (2003), which went on to earn Tyler a World Soundtrack Award in 2002 for Best New Film Composer of the Year. Starting in 2003, he began working on big-budget films, including Timeline (2003), Godsend (2004), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), and Constantine (2005).[9] His score for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) hit No. 1 on the iTunes soundtrack sales charts, while his soundtrack for Children of Dune reached No. 4 on the Amazon.com album charts.[citation needed]. His cues for Children of Dune were used in multiple other theatrical film trailers, including Master and Commander (2003), Sahara (2005), Cinderella Man (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and Star Trek (2009).[10] The track "Summon the Worms" was used as a leader for the Dutch show Peking Express, and in the first leaked promotional reel for The Golden Compass (2007).[11]

In 2007, he was hired to compose for Partition (2007), where he had to integrate Indian and Middle Eastern music with orchestral writing. He conducted the orchestral portion of the score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony in Los Angeles.[12]

On September 5, 2011, Tyler announced that he was currently in talks for scoring the 2011 remake of Highlander, as well as pilot episodes for the animated series Transformers: Prime.[13] He went on to score four episodes of the series.

In 2012, Tyler also scored a new version of the fanfare of the Universal Pictures logo, originally composed by Jerry Goldsmith, coinciding with the celebration of the studio's 100th anniversary. The new score added elements such as a choir, a bigger emphasis on the movement of the music underneath and a drum cadence at the end.[14]

In addition to working as a composer, Tyler also wrote and produced the song "Shell Shocked" with Kill the Noise, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Juicy J and Moxie that was released in the summer of 2014 under his artist name Madsonik. The track went on to peak at No. 2 on the iTunes hip-hop singles charts and has sold over 500,000 copies.

On October 12, 2016, he was hired to write and compose the musical score for the 2017 action-adventure film XXX: Return of Xander Cage.[15] He has also contributed to the soundtrack by his stage name Madsonik in a collaboration with Tom Morello and Kill The Noise entitled "Divebomb".[16]

On March 2, 2018, he announced on Twitter[17] that he had been hired by Formula One to write a brand new theme that was released on March 23.[18] In August 2018, a 27-track soundtrack composed by Tyler for the cable TV series Yellowstone was issued on August 17, 2018 in CD format and for mp3 download on Amazon.[19]

DiscographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1997 Bartender Gabe Torres N/A
1998 Six-String Samurai Lance Mungia Composed with Red Elvises
1999 The Settlement Mark Steilen N/A
The 4th Floor Josh Klausner N/A
Simon Sez Kevin Alyn Elders N/A
2000 Panic Henry Bromell N/A
Shadow Hours Isaac H. Eaton N/A
Four Dogs Playing Poker Paul Rachman N/A
Terror Tract Lance W. Dreesen
Clint Hutchison
N/A
2001 Plan B Greg Yaitanes N/A
Frailty Bill Paxton First collaboration with Bill Paxton
Nominated- Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score
Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film
2002 Bubba Ho-tep Don Coscarelli N/A
Vampires: Los Muertos Tommy Lee Wallace N/A
2003 Darkness Falls Jonathan Liebesman First collaboration with Jonathan Liebesman
The Hunted William Friedkin First collaboration with William Friedkin
The Big Empty Steve Anderson N/A
Timeline Richard Donner Replaced Jerry Goldsmith
2004 The Final Cut Omar Naim Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film
Godsend Nick Hamm N/A
Perfect Opposites Matt Cooper N/A
Paparazzi Paul Abascal N/A
2005 Constantine Francis Lawrence Composed with Klaus Badelt

Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film

The Greatest Game Ever Played Bill Paxton Second collaboration with Bill Paxton
2006 Annapolis Justin Lin First collaboration with Justin Lin
Bug William Friedkin Second collaboration with William Friedkin
The Fast and the Furious:
Tokyo Drift
Justin Lin Second collaboration with Justin Lin
2007 Finishing the Game Third collaboration with Justin Lin
Partition Vic Sarin N/A
War Philip Atwell N/A
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem The Brothers Strause "Alien" themes by James Horner & John Frizzell and "Predator" themes by Alan Silvestri
2008 Rambo Sylvester Stallone Themes by Jerry Goldsmith
Bangkok Dangerous Pang Brothers N/A
Eagle Eye D. J. Caruso N/A
The Lazarus Project John Patrick Glenn N/A
2009 The Killing Room Jonathan Liebesman Third collaboration with Jonathan Liebesman
Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film
Dragonball Evolution James Wong N/A
Fast & Furious Justin Lin Fourth collaboration with Justin Lin
The Final Destination David R. Ellis Themes by Shirley Walker
Middle Men George Gallo N/A
Law Abiding Citizen F. Gary Gray First collaboration with F. Gary Gray
2010 The Expendables Sylvester Stallone BMI Film Music Award
2011 Battle: Los Angeles Jonathan Liebesman
Fast Five Justin Lin
Final Destination 5 Steven Quale N/A
2012 John Dies at the End Don Coscarelli N/A
Columbus Circle George Gallo N/A
Brake Gabe Torres N/A
The Expendables 2 Simon West BMI Film Music Award
2013 Iron Man 3 Shane Black BMI Film Music Award
Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Action/Adventure Film
Standing Up D. J. Caruso N/A
Now You See Me Louis Leterrier Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music
Thor: The Dark World Alan Taylor Themes by Patrick Doyle
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jonathan Liebesman N/A
Into the Storm Steven Quale N/A
The Expendables 3 Patrick Hughes N/A
2015 Furious 7 James Wan N/A
Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon Composed with Danny Elfman
Themes by Alan Silvestri

BMI Film Music Award
Nominated- Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score in a Sci-Fi Film

The Disappointments Room D. J. Caruso N/A
Truth James Vanderbilt N/A
2016 Criminal Ariel Vromen Composed with Keith Powers
Now You See Me 2 Jon M. Chu N/A
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage D. J. Caruso Composed with Robert Lydecker
Power Rangers Dean Israelite N/A
The Fate of the Furious F. Gary Gray N/A
The Mummy Alex Kurtzman N/A
2018 Crazy Rich Asians Jon M. Chu Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
2019 Escape Room Adam Robitel Composed with John Carey
What Men Want Adam Shankman N/A
Five Feet Apart Justin Baldoni Composed with Breton Vivian
Ready or Not Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
Tyler Gillett
N/A
Rambo: Last Blood Adrian Grunberg N/A
Charlie's Angels Elizabeth Banks N/A
2020 Fast & Furious 9 Justin Lin N/A
TBA Those Who Wish Me Dead Taylor Sheridan N/A

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Director Notes
2001 Offside Leanna Creel
2003 Last Stand Gabe Torres
2005 Clair obscur Benjamin Charles-Lemaire
2011 Tattoo Bill Paxton
2014 All Hail the King Drew Pearce Composed with Mike Post

Television filmEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1998 Final Justice Tommy Lee Wallace N/A
1999 Sirens John Sacret Young N/A
2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze Eric Laneuville N/A
2001 Jane Doe Kevin Alyn Elders N/A
2002 Last Call Henry Bromell Nominated- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series
2003 Thoughtcrimes Breck Eisner N/A
2005 Painkiller Jane Sanford Bookstaver N/A
2014 Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe N/A Television special

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Notes
1997 Jenny 17 episodes
1998 Living in Captivity 8 episodes
2000 Level 9 13 episodes
2001 The Education of Max Bickford 22 episodes
2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune 3 episodes
Star Trek: Enterprise Episodes "Canamar" and "Regeneration"
2007 Fear Itself Episode: "The Sacrifice"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 84 episodes
2010–13 Transformers: Prime 66 episodes

Nominated- Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

2011 Terra Nova 13 episodes
2013–17 Sleepy Hollow 36 episodes

Nominated- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

2014–18 Scorpion 66 episodes
2018 Yellowstone 9 episodes
2019 Swamp Thing 10 episodes, show cancelled after 1 episode

Television sportsEdit

Year Title Notes
March 2018 - Present Formula One Official theme tune for Formula One

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Notes
2010 Lego Universe
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Need for Speed: The Run
2012 Far Cry 3 Nominated- BAFTA Games Award for Best Audio Achievement
2013 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Nominated- BAFTA Games Award for Best Original Music
2018 F1 2018
F1 2019

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Nominated work Result Ref.
2002 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special Last Call Nominated
2003 Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score Frailty Won
2004 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film The Final Cut Nominated
2009 International Film Music Critics Award for Film Composer of the Year N/A Nominated [20]
2009 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film The Killing Room Nominated
2010 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media Lego Universe Nominated
2011 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition Transformers: Prime Nominated
International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Nominated
2013 International Film Music Critics Award for Film Composer of the Year N/A Nominated [21]
International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Nominated
International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film Iron Man 3 Nominated
2014 Saturn Award for Best Music Iron Man 3 Nominated [22]
Saturn Award for Best Music Now You See Me Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Sleepy Hollow Nominated [23]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Strom, Marc (November 12, 2013). "Introducing the New Marvel Studios Logo". Marvel. Archived from the original on November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
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  4. ^ "Brian Tyler Movie Box Office Results". www.boxofficemojo.com.
  5. ^ Interview with Brian Tyler 8Dio Archived April 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Brian Tyler Bio". briantyler.com.
  7. ^ Interview: Brian Tyler – Corduroy magazine Archived April 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Comerford, Jason. "Sayonara, baby! – Brian Tyler and Six-String Samurai". Islandlife. Archived from the original on November 8, 2005. Retrieved December 16, 2005.
  9. ^ "SoundtrackNet : Interview – Brian Tyler". Soundtrack.net. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2005.
  10. ^ "Adtunes Top Ad Music of 2008". Adtunes.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2009.
  11. ^ "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass - Sizzle Reel". YouTube. Archived from the original on November 25, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2009.
  12. ^ Goldwasser, Dan (June 16, 2006). "Brian Tyler scores Partition". Scoringsessions.com. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2009.
  13. ^ "Brian Tyler – Music Is Life". web.me.com. September 5, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
  14. ^ "Scoring the New Universal Logo - 100th Anniversary (2012) HD". YouTube. Retrieved February 11, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ "Brian Tyler Scoring 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' | Film Music Reporter". Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  16. ^ "Your EDM Exclusive: Madsonik Enlists Tom Morello & Kill The Noise For "Divebomb" - Your EDM". January 19, 2017.
  17. ^ "Twitter".
  18. ^ "MUST SEE – Watch F1's new opening title sequence". Formula1.com. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  19. ^ Amazon CD download services. Yellowstone soundtrack. Retrieved August 29, 2018. [1]
  20. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association – IFMCA announces winners of 2009 Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  21. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association – IFMCA Winners 2013". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  22. ^ "Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Lead Saturn Awards Noms"
  23. ^ "2014 Emmy Nominations: 'Breaking Bad,' 'True Detective' Among the Honored". New York Times. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014.

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