Brandon creates unique, bold, and engaging music for a wide range of media. He pushes the envelope by incorporating original recordings and meticulous sound design with each piece of music that he constructs. He recently worked in the music department for the Force of Nature and Axis Sally.
Brandon’s musical process is driven by his knowledge of the clarinet and saxophone, inspired by various aspects of jazz, classical, and popular music. He began his extensive music studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before completing his Bachelors of Music in Composition at Columbia College Chicago where he studied under Grammy nominated composer, Ilya Levinson.
Brandon is currently continuing his education in the Music Composition for the Screen MFA program at Columbia College Chicago, where he is a graduate assistant and studies under the direction of composer, Kubilay Uner. He actively looks for creative opportunities and aims to form long lasting connections with filmmakers.
“Ever since I composed my first piece and saw it produced onstage back in 2010, I’ve been on a rollercoaster ride of music and creation. But well before that, I knew that I wanted to be a composer. From the day I heard Howard Shore’s score to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the dream to compose music was instilled in my mind. I like to keep great musical minds close, always sharing with trusted colleagues to ensure my music is the best it can be. I love all sorts of music, and my current body of work reflects that. No matter what I write, I try to to put forth something that is is intensely polished and bracing in its vision and scope.”