Tyler Strickland

Tyler Strickland is an American composer for film and television. He is best known for providing the scores for acclaimed documentaries such as Rashida Jones's Hot Girls Wanted, CNN's Fresh Dressed, and Netflix's Audrie & Daisy. He recently provided the music for Netflix's The Mars Generation.

Tyler Strickland
GenresFilm Score, Classical, Modern Ambient, Rock
Years active2005-Present


Early in his career as a musician, Strickland toured as a multi-instrumentalist for an artist signed to Capitol Records.[1] During his time as a touring musician, Strickland played along acts such as The Foo Fighters and Journey. In 2010, he began utilizing his talents as an instrumentalist and applying them to film scoring. He quickly found success in 2012 after providing the score for The Genius of Marian, which gained substantial critical acclaim at the TriBeCa film festival.[2]


Strickland posits that sound is “50 percent of everything we experience on a day to day basis… Without the right music, no environment is complete.” All pacing in regards to score must stem from the on-screen image. He describes this as only way to assure a score is enhancing the film, as opposed to distracting viewers from it.[3] One of the most important elements in Strickland's workflow is communication with a director—he describes this as potentially one of the most "inspiring and exciting" parts of the scoring process.[4]


Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Notes
2016 Eyes of Exodus Composer
2016 Out of State Composer
2016 Plastic China Composer
2016 They Took Them Alive Composer
2016 In Three Seasons Composer
TBA Soledad Composer
TBA 2017 The Mars Generation Composer
TBA 2017 Independent Lens Composer
2016 Jackson Composer
2016 Explorer Composer
2014-2016 P.O.V. Composer
2016 The Return Composer
2016 Best and Most Beautiful Things Composer
2016 Audrie & Daisy Composer
2016 Santiago Calatrava Composer
2015 The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano Composer
2015 Overburden Composer
2015 Fresh Dressed Composer
2015 Hot Girls Wanted Composer
2014 BlindSight Composer
2014 First Sight: Sonia & Anita Composer
2014 Tough Love Composer
2013 Limbus Composer
2013 The Beauty Composer
2013 Schooled: The Price of College Sports Composer
2013 The Genius of Marian Composer
2013 Alone Time Composer
2012 Hot Girl, Fast Car, Eating a Banana Composer


  1. ^ "Sundance Composer Spotlight: Tyler Strickland". BMI.com. 2015-01-21. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  2. ^ "ABOUT TYLER". TYLER STRICKLAND. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  3. ^ a b "Columbia River: Composer Tyler Strickland on the music for 'Great River'". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  4. ^ Inc., POV | American Documentary. "Keeping Score: How Documentary Filmmakers Can Work With Composers". POV's Documentary Blog. Retrieved 2017-01-26.

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