MIKE BRUN is an American composer, performer, producer, and orchestrator based out of New York City. His musical experience runs wide and deep: he has released three albums of original music, Music Directed multiple New York Times “Critic’s Pick” theater productions, performed as bandmember for such artists as Shaina Taub, Cristin Milioti, Krystle Warren, Mark Sonnenblick, and Kate Davis, and his orchestrations have been performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Shakespeare in the Park, and Berkeley Repertory Theater.
Mike works and records from his home studio in Brooklyn. In addition to singing, he plays keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, clarinet, and many other instruments. He also programs electronic beats, synthesized sound, and sample libraries. Mike is currently at NYU’s Steinhardt School, pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Composition (Screen Scoring concentration). He has studied under Paul Chihara, Ira Newborn, Vance Woolf, and is a fellow of the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project.
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PLAYFUL UPBEAT CUE: HELVETICA RESCORE
Here, Mike set his own music to the trailer of a documentary about typography. This is a mock-up, and headphones are recommended.
GRITTY AMERICAN CUE: BILLBOARDS RESCORE
Here, Mike set his own music to a section of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This is a mock-up, and headphones are recommended.
REFLECTIVE ORCHESTRAL CUE: LION RESCORE
Here, Mike set his own music to the opening credits of Lion. This is a mock-up, and headphones are recommended.
ELECTRONIC DREAMSCAPE CUE: MONONOKE RESCORE
Here, Mike set his own music to a section of the beloved anime film Princess Mononoke. This is a mock-up, and headphones are recommended.
PODCAST THEME SONG: WE MAKIN IT
Mike composed the theme song for the interview podcast We Makin It. He played all the instruments, programmed the beat, and mixed the track as well. His friend Kuhoo Verma is on lead vocals.
Mike is a musical chameleon: this playlist features some of the myriad compositional styles that he works in. He is equally comfortable making singer-songwriter music, chamber music, electronic music, and blurring genre altogether.