Brian McOmber is a percussionist and music-maker working in film and TV. He has contributed music to an Oscar-winning short film, a Grammy-nominated album, an Emmy-nominated documentary TV series and a Peabody-winning narrative TV series. Filmmaker magazine named him one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2016 and the Hollywood Reporter has described him as, “one of the best composers working in film today.”
As a drummer and percussionist, McOmber has performed on six continents and collaborated with a variety of artists including Björk, David Byrne, Dirty Projectors, Doudou N’Diaye Rose, Deer Tick, Kurt Ballou, Marijuana Deathsquads, Solange, the Roots, Yeasayer and St. Vincent. As a composer and producer, he has written music for narrative and documentary films that have premiered at festivals such as Berlin, Cannes and Sundance, institutions including the Whitney Museum and MoMA PS1 and on television networks such as HBO, Showtime and PBS. McOmber’s most notable contributions include film scores for the award-winning narrative feature Krisha (A24), John Waters' #1 film of 2016, The Strange Ones (Vertical), John Waters' #3 film of 2017 and Hail Satan? (Magnolia) released in 2019, which John Waters deemed to be, "the smartest, funniest documentary of the year.”
Brian is also molecular biologist and has had his research on Lyme disease and genetic evolution published in The Journal of Biochemistry, Evolution & Development and Natural History Magazine.