Dustin O’Halloran receives nod on his theme song to Amazon’s Original hit series ‘Transparent’
(July 16, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) On July 16th, the Television Academy announced the nominations for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. Dustin O’Halloran received a nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Transparent. This is Dustin O’Halloran’s first Emmy nomination.
“I was in a grocery store in Berlin when I received the call that I was a nominee and was blown away. It’s an honor to be nominated for Outstanding Main Title Theme and to be apart of Jill Soloway’s beautiful creation.”
Transparent has collected a total of 11 nominations for this year’s EMMY® Awards. In the category of Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, Transparent is up against 5 other main titles including Marco Polo and Penny Dreadful. Watch the Main Title on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-Nb6JogMWY
About Dustin O’Halloran:
Dustin O’Halloran first received widespread recognition after Sofia Coppola invited him to contribute music to her award-winning Marie Antoinette. Amid the film’s vibrant colours, and the admirably incongruous sounds of the new wave, post-punk and electronic acts who dominated the movie’s soundtrack, O’Halloran’s solo piano pieces provided welcome moments of eloquent stillness. He’d already been composing for a considerable time, though: in fact, it wasn’t long after he’d begun to teach himself how to play piano at the age of seven – having been inspired by the sounds coming from the ballet lessons that his mother gave – that he started to perform his own work. Soon, the influence of the likes of Chopin, Arvo Pärt and Debussy was supplanted by a fondness for more esoteric acts – Cocteau Twins (whose Simon Raymonde would later sign him to his label, Bella Union), Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman and Joy Division – and, by the time he was 19 or so, he was writing songs with Sara Lov, whom he met at Santa Monica College, where he was studying art.
Since the release of Piano Solos Volumes 1 and 2 in 2004 and 2006, O’Halloran has gone on to score a number of films and TV shows. These include Drake Doremus’ Breathe In (starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones) and Like Crazy, which won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, while, most recently, he’s worked on 2015’s Indian drama Umrika – which won the Audience Award at Sundance, and gave him his first opportunity to compose for a full string orchestra – as well as the ten episode Transparent, a comedy drama for Amazon which picked up two Golden Globes in 2015, and for which he composed the music in just five weeks. O’Halloran’s also released two further solo collections, including the live recording, Vorleben (2011), as well as winning further fans – and selling out prestigious seated theatres – with A Winged Victory For The Sullen, whose two albums (released by Erased Tapes in Europe and Kranky in the USA) showcase Halloran’s trademark, delicate melodies awash in his colleague Adam Wiltzie’s ambient atmospherics. Their most recent release – ATOMOS (2014) – emerged from an irresistible invitation to work with Wayne McGregor, the Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet in London, and further emphasises O’Halloran’s eagerness to explore new musical realms.