David Gregory ByrneComposer David Gregory Byrne’s unique sound is at turns nostalgic, humorous, dramatic, and idiosyncratic. Blending traditional orchestration with contemporary sounds, he consistently creates scores that draw the audience in and move the story forward in a compelling way.

As a composer and multi-instrumentalist Byrne has shown his range in projects like the MTV comedy series “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” “Pittsburgh,” a docu-comedy about Jeff Golblum playing Harold Hill in a regional theater production of “The Music Man,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the award winning documentary “Second Skin,” and in the jazz and pop-inflected score to “Shut up and Shoot.”

Additional credits include: “Rolling with Dad” for Adult Swim, the score for the comedy “Penthouse,” additional music for “The Real L Word,” The Cooking Channel’s “Food(ography)” hosted by Mo Rocca; the Comedy Central web series “Pop Crack,” (appearing both on the web and airing on Comedy Central as part of “Atom TV”) scoring the CBS web series “How to Survive a Horror Movie;” David Katzenberg’s well received short “The Tale of RJ” VH-1′s “Acceptable TV;” and a WNBA commercial that aired during the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.

In addition to his film scoring work, Byrne has earned extensive credits as an orchestrator and arranger in New York City and Los Angeles. His work as an arranger was most notably heard in the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent.”

Outside of the film and TV world, his music has been performed by ensembles as varied as The United States Army Orchestra, The New York Miniaturist Ensemble, The Glamazons, The Weston Playhouse, and Raw Impressions Music Theater. Venues featuring his works include The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Wharton School of Business, The Dutton Family Theatre, La MaMa e.t.c. and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

Byrne holds a Masters of Musical Composition from The University of Michigan, where he studied with Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer William Bolcom.


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