BIO HIGHLIGHTS

Recently completing his 9th season scoring the hit CBS series CSI:NY, Bill Brown began his career composing orchestral and electronic scores for game titles including Tom Clancy's 'Rainbow Six' and 'Ghost Recon', Clive Barker's 'Undying', 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein', 'Lineage 2', 'Command and Conquer: Generals' and most recently 'Captain America: Super Soldier'. Bill contributed additional music to the hit films 'Any Given Sunday', 'Ali', and 'Finding Forrester' and composed scores for the films 'The Devil's Tomb', directed by Jason Connery, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., 'Dark Prophecy', directed by Anthony Zuiker, 'Brother's Keeper', 'DUKE' and the award winning short film, 'DIG'.

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 experiment 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.

AWARDS

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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