ABOUT

“Adrian really understands how to extract what he needs from a director to understand the needs of the project, and then deliver exactly that. I knew going in that his product would be good, but it was the process that will draw me to want to work with him on every project I can.

Jonathan Robbins, Creator/Director, “Clutch” – Mojopro Films  

Adrian is an award winning composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist with a background in both music and fine art.  Canadian by birth, he grew up partly in Germany where his father played French horn in the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra.  This musical environment and the rich dramatic tradition of the opera shaped his passion for storytelling early on.  He went on to study classical and electric guitar as well as visual art, but found his calling as a screen composer; a profession which allows him to use his visual, dramatic, and musical sensibilities in collaboration with other storytellers.

Adrian’s feature film credits include his hybrid score for The Scarehouse (NBC Universal), the dark orchestral Definition of Fear (directed by James F. Simpson (Merchant of Venice), starring Bollywood superstar Jacqueline Fernandez), and Taken Too Far, directed by Paul Lynch (Star Trek TNG/DS9).  Television credits include themes for Daily Planet (Discovery), huge orchestral cues for The CFL and International Hockey (TSN), as well as music for Canada’s long running morning show, Canada AM.  He also works in the burgeoning world of web series, and is noted for the award winning scores for the hugely popular, two-time Canadian Screen Award nominated Out With Dad, and the sci-fi noir Haphead (Canal+).  

Adrian is the Vice-President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, and an advocate of the value of screen music and the importance of the filmmaker/composer relationship.  He is a regular speaker at international events and festivals including TIFF and Hot Docs.

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