Brendan Berry is a GRAMMY Winner, accomplished composer and producer born and raised in Washington, DC. He currently is based out of Los Angeles, California, after residing in Brooklyn, NY for over a decade.
His professional career in music began as a performer, playing Bass at a young age, with the distinguished District of Columbia, Blue’s Alley Youth Jazz Orchestra and a basement dwelling punk rock band. Brendan went on to receive his Bachelor of Music from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music in Studio Composition.
Early in his collegiate career he began writing film scores for documentary short films. Since then, he has written scores for two theatrically released feature films, the award-winning The Anonymous People and Generation Found. Brendan has also written for commercials, dance companies, documentaries, web series’, and TV shows including HBO’s Vice and American Pickers on the History Channel. As he has refined his craft and evolved, Brendan has taken inspiration from many composers and artists, including Explosions in the Sky, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Yann Tiersen, Goldmund, Illuha, and Sufjan Stevens, and many more.
Brendan has always been passionate about music, sound and helping people. He began his own journey of recovery from addiction in 2006, and has since used his personal experience to support countless others around the world to find their own path in recovery. Because of his fervor for music and service, Brendan pursued and received his Master’s degree from New York University in Music Therapy in 2014. While continuing to compose and produce music and sound work, he began working as a full-time music therapist in the mental health field, utilizing all aspects of his background in music to support growth and healing in his community.
With every project Brendan undertakes, he dedicates this same level of devotion and service in hopes of using his love of music and therapy to guide his listeners emotional journey.
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