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Brian Skutle

Brian (b. 1977) began to play trombone in 1989; though he enjoyed performing, it wasn’t until later that he would consider music as a career option. In 1995, Brian- already an admirer of film music- heard James Horner’s score for “Braveheart”; this was the score that inspired him to want to compose for film. The other key score he heard during this time was Hans Zimmer’s music for 1996’s “Broken Arrow,” which inspired Brian to consider the possibilities of electronic music for the first time. Brian graduated from Lassiter High School- and a rewarding four years in their acclaimed band program- later in ’96, headed to Georgia State University to major in Sound Recording Technology in their Music Industry program. From the Fall of 1996 until he graduated in the Spring of 2001 with a B.M. in Music Industry, Brian- who studied recording, MIDI applications, and Csound synthesis under Dr. Robert Scott Thompson from Fall 1998-Spring 2000, and composition and orchestration under Dr. Nick Demos from Fall 2000-Spring 2001- composed about 20 pieces employing both electronics and acoustic instruments played by friends/fellow musicians. He also belonged to the University’s student chapters of the Music Industry Association and the Society of Composers, Inc. While he wouldn’t compose his first film score until 2005 (written for a series of hand-made short films by a friend of his), this valuable experience at GSU served him well in creating an aesthetic quality to his music that is capable of standing alone as concert works, but also retaining the same sense of mood and emotion he found in the best film music he listened to during this time. In 1999, Listen.com said of Brian’s music, “At times these compositions can get downright spooky, first lulling you and then raising the hairs on your neck with eerie, minimalist rhythms and synthesized reverberations.” Since 1999, Brian’s music has been available online at sites such as MP3.com, BeSonic.com, IUMA.com, and MySpace. Currently, Brian’s compositions can be found on three CDs he’s released via CDBaby.com- “Creative Beginnings”, “Dark Experiments”, and “Sonic Visions of a New Old West”- and online @ www.sonic-cinema.com, Brian’s personal website that also includes many movie reviews, essays, and fan commentaries he’s done over the years. In May 2006, Brian became a member of the Society of Composers, Inc.. In addition to his musical projects, Brian is currently working on a short film of his own (check out the MySpace page for Cinema Nouveau Productions), with the intention of creating a soundtrack for it that is layered and ambitious while serving the underlying purpose of film music.