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Bill Brown Biography

Bill Brown is an award-winning composer and creative force behind the musical scores of fan-favorite TV, film and video game thrillers, dramas and super-hero adventures. Widely recognized for his experimental approach to developing a unique sound and for creating dynamic orchestral landscapes, Bill is best known for composing the compelling musical backdrop for all nine seasons of the hit CBS series CSI: NY. Bill also recently scored season 2 of the epic Post Apocalyptic thriller "Dominion".

Bill’s repertoire includes music for suspense and drama feature films. He composed scores for The Devil's Tomb, starring Cuba Gooding Jr.; Dark Prophecy, directed by Anthony Zuiker; Brother's Keeper, Dermaphoria, and Trapped. His credits also include the French language independent film Layover, which premiered to glowing reviews and excited audiences at the Seattle International Film Festival in June of 2014.

Bill’s passion for composing is followed closely by his interest in cutting-edge sound technology. Developers regularly approach him to beta-test new music and sound design products, and he is considered by many in the music community as the go-to resource when a product or technology recommendation is needed. Continually experimenting with new technology, live instruments and custom sampling, he is currently exploring the capabilities of Moog Music’s limited reissue of modular synthesizers and more in upcoming projects. (Stay tuned for more studio photos and new music!)

The results of his passion for creating cinematic themes and compelling new sounds can be found throughout his captivating and powerful electronic and orchestral scores. This is especially true for a large swathe of his work that includes Bill’s score for Marvel’s video game Captain America: Super Soldier. Nominated for Best Original Music at the Canadian Video Game Awards, this score exemplifies his creative talent for developing thrilling, complex orchestral music that combines heroic themes with eerie, pulsing cinematic atmospheres.

A wealth of other popular titles in the gaming world owe their brilliant scores to Bill. This includes The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction from Vivendi Universal, the action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein and Command & Conquer: Generals. Bill received a Golden Reel Nomination for Best Music for Lineage 2: Gracia – The 2nd Throne, and has won awards from the ITVA, BMI, as well as the Music4Games Editor's Choice award. His scores have also received award nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, L.A. Weekly, and the Game Audio Network Guild. He is represented by Randy Gerston at Fortress Talent Management, Los Angeles.


BMI TV Music Awards for "CSI:NY" Seasons 1-9

Canadian Video Game Awards Best Original Music Nominee:
"Captain America: Super Soldier"

Golden Reel Nominee for Best Music:
"Wolfenstein" (Activision / id Software)

Music4Games - M4G Editor's Choice Award:
"The Sum of All Fears" (PC)

"BEST MUSIC AWARD - PCXL Magazine's 1998 All-Star Awards:
"Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six"

Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) 2003 Awards Nominee
Lineage II: the Chaotic Chronicle (NCSoft), in the following categories:
Best Live Performance Recording, Best Cinematic / Cut-Scene Audio,
Best Original Vocal Song - Choral

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2003
Games Awards Nominee in the Music category:
"Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War"

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2003
Games Awards Nominee in the Music category:
"Command and Conquer: Generals"

ITVA Golden Reel Award:
Kennedy Space Center "Gateway to the Universe" soundtrack

Golden Reel Nominee: Feature Film
"ALI" (Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Golden Reel Nominee: Feature Film
"Any Given Sunday" (Warner Bros.)

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2001
Interactive Entertainment Award Nominee in the Music category:
"Clive Barker's Undying"

"Best Original Music" Nominee by L.A. Weekly:
Blue Sphere Alliance's live theatrical production "Nagasaki Dust"

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