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Location: San Diego, California
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Bill Brown began his career composing powerful scores for triple-A game titles, including Tom Clancy's 'Rainbow Six' and 'Ghost Recon', Clive Barker's 'Undying', 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein', 'Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle' and 'Command & Conquer: Generals'. Bill also contributed additional music to the hit films 'Any Given Sunday', 'Ali', and 'Finding Forrester', scored films including 'Scorcher' (CineTel/HBO), 'Trapped' (USA Network), and 'The Devil's Tomb' (Sony Pictures Entertainment), and is currently the composer for the hit CBS television series, CSI:NY.
In 1991, Bill graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree that included study in jazz theory and composition, song writing, modern theory and orchestration and finally the art of film composition, a passion of his inspired years earlier hearing the scores of John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and John Barry. During his time in Boston, Bill found inspiration in the music of modern composers like Paul Hindemith, Shostakovich, Bartok, Pendereki and English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams, studying 20th century harmony, orchestration and techniques which would find their way into his orchestral compositions later. Bill's passion for electonics and sound design began with analog tape and programming classic synths back in the 80's and continues today with ever-evolving new technologies at the composer's LA studio. While at Berklee, Brown began to experiement with both song form, winning the Berklee Songwriter's contest in 1990, and more purely experimental approaches inspired by Steve Reich, John Adams, and the chromatisicm of Schoernberg, Berg, Harris and Ligeti writing music for small ensembles and electronics throughout and beyond his five years in Boston before moving back to New York, and eventually to Hollywood, CA.
Bill's scores have been nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, L.A. Weekly, and G.A.N.G., and have won awards from the ITVA, and BMI as well as the Music4Games Editor's Choice award. He is represented by Randy Gerston at First Artists Management.
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