Brendan Eder is a dynamic, unique, and imaginative LA-native composer and producer. He is valued by directors for his authentic sound, creative edge, collaborative spirit, and strong work ethic. Brendan’s scores often feature acoustic instruments as opposed to software generated sounds which adds to their vibrant and authentic quality. His skill and experience as a producer and engineer serve as invaluable resources in the demanding process of creating beautiful and well-crafted scores. He earned a BA in Contemporary Music from Santa Fe University of Art and Design where he studied composition, orchestration, percussion, and sound engineering. Brendan was awarded the Ellis Prize for Composition in 2008 for his Sinfonietta for orchestra. Recent projects include “Feeding Mr. Baldwin” (Best Audience Award, Friars Club Film Fest), and Ari Aster’s Portrait Series featuring Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), Jim O’Heir (Park & Recreation), and Richard Reihle (Office Space). Brendan also leeds a classical crossover chamber group called the Brendan Eder Ensemble.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Brendan Eder on four short films, and I am immensely proud of the work he has done on each of them. He is extremely versatile, his taste is impeccable, and he is a remarkably quick study. He is also a joy to be around. He’s naturally collaborative, even as his work becomes increasingly idiosyncratic. His encyclopedic knowledge of music always proves daunting, and his seriousness and commitment has consistently served as an invigorating force during the scoring process. I am thrilled to be working with Brendan, and I count myself (and my films) lucky to have met him before he’s impossible to book.”
Ari Aster — The Strange Thing About the Johnsons
“Brendan isn’t just a talented composer, he also happens to be a gifted storyteller. This was important to us when hiring a composer because we wanted the score to stand out almost as its own character. The intention was never to have it merely highlight certain feelings and emotions but also set the overall tone of the film by driving much of the action. Brendan’s ability to understand what I was going for and then deliver such stellar work is the exact reason I’d only want to work with him on future projects”
Will Prescott — Feeding Mr. Baldwin
“Brendan Eder is a genuinely fresh and original talent who is also refreshingly easy to work with. As the composer on my project, he proved he has a rich and fertile imagination that allows him to come up with a variety of creative solutions, even when working against a tight deadline. The network was as pleased with Brendan’s music as we were. I highly recommend Brendan to score any television or feature project.”
Paul Boorstin — Inside: America’s Secret Weapon
“Brendan Eder is an amazing composer. What he did for my film elevated it beyond my expectations. I genuinely enjoyed working with him and look forward to doing it again on my next project.
Nathaniel Atcheson — Dead Herring
“Brendan delivered creativity and playfulness to my professional commercial project for Alphyn Industries. From the music reference styles I gave him he crafted an original composition which fit the comedic style and tone of the piece perfectly. I highly recommend Brendan to other film and video producers in search of a talented and dynamic composer.
Rowan Brooks — Wonder Guy