Bryce Jacobs (born Bryson Kenneth Jacobs) is an Australian composer, producer and musician, most famous in the composing world for his style that uses classical orchestral techniques and electronica elements, but highly infused with guitar and vocal textures.

Early life and careerEdit

After completing a Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Jacobs returned 18 months later to complete a Masters in Composition. As he started learning the stylistic standards of both classic orchestral, jazz, and rock, he went on to design, and build, a new style of guitar.[1] The instrument he created used twelve individual strings (not courses) and electronic pitch shifters, thereby allowing it to reach seven octaves.[2] Shortly afterwards, Jacobs started performing as a session and touring musician for Australian artists including Josh Pyke and Genevieve Maynard, and international artists such as Sophie B. Hawkins.[3]

In 2006, Jacobs started his film scoring work, copying parts on Happy Feet. This was then followed by work as an orchestrator on Jumper, Gabriel, Australia, and P.S. I Love You. In 2008, Bryce moved to the United States, where he started working at Hans Zimmer’s company Remote Control Productions.[4] Once there, he made a name for himself with scores that focused on achieving an orchestral approach to texturalizing with guitars, most notably on the score for Rush.[5] He also worked with composer Ramin Djawadi on numerous projects, including Clash of the Titans, Medal of Honor, Flash Forward, Prison Break, and Breakout Kings. Jacobs' first solo score was for the film Bad Karma (2012), starring Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell, and he later collaborated with Scottish singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall, on the indie film Carried (2015). In 2017, Jacobs created the soundtrack for the Syfy adaptation of 12 Monkeys,[2] and then for the comedy Random Tropical Paradise.[6] In 2018, Bryce composed the score for Icon Pictures’ Yowie series and, most recently, he composed music for Walt Disney Pictures’ Christopher Robin, which also featured his guitar and vocal performances.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Christopher Robin Composer (additional music) Director: Marc Forster
2018 Skyscraper Composer (additional music) Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
2017 Random Tropical Paradise Composer Director: Sanjeev Sirpal
2016 Mechanic: Resurrection Composer (additional music) Director: Dennis Gansel
2015 National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead Composer Director: Douglas Tirola
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Musician (guitars) Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
2014 Drive Hard Composer Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
2013 Rush Composer (additional music) Director: Ron Howard
2012 The Watermen Composer Director: Matt L. Lockhart
2012 Red Dawn Composer (additional music) Director: Dan Bradley
2012 Bad Karma Composer Director: Suri Krishnamma
2008 Australia Additional Orchestrator Director: Baz Luhrmann
2008 Jumper Orchestrator Director: Doug Liman

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Doomsday (TV movie) Composer (additional music)
2017 12 Monkeys (TV series) Composer
2016 Broken (TV series) Composer
2015 Blood and Oil (TV series) Composer (Additional music)
2015 Chicago Fire (TV series) Composer (Additional music)
2012 Dark Prophet (TV series) Composer
2011 Breakout Kings (TV series) Composer (additional music)
2009 Prison Break (TV series) Assistant Composer

Video GamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Medal of Honor: Warfighter Composer (additional music)
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Musical Arranger
2011 Shift 2 Unleashed Composer (Additional music)
2010 Medal of Honor (2010) Composer (additional music)

InternetEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Yowie Series Composer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "News - The University of Sydney". sydney.edu.au.
  2. ^ a b "New Inventors: BKJ 12 String Guitar". www.abc.net.au.
  3. ^ "Bryce Jacobs".
  4. ^ "Fender Music Australia". www.fender.com.au.
  5. ^ "Bryce Jacobs: Adventures With A Guitar".
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (20 April 2017). "Bryan Greenberg Comedy 'Random Tropical Paradise' Lands June Release".

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