Brian McOmber is a film composer, music producer and percussionist. He has contributed music to an Oscar-winning film, an Emmy-winning documentary TV series, a Peabody-winning narrative TV series, an Independent Spirit Award-winning film and a Grammy-nominated album. Filmmaker magazine named him one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film” and the Hollywood Reporter has described him as, “one of the best composers working in film today.”
As a drummer, McOmber has performed or recorded 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, Sundance and Toronto, institutions including the Whitney Museum and MoMA PS1, and on television networks such as HBO, Showtime and PBS.
Brian is also a biologist whose research on Lyme disease and genetic evolution has been published in The Journal of Biochemistry, Evolution & Development and Natural History Magazine.