20 22 oct '22

Logan Nelson

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Logan Nelson, scores projects that transcend expectations and evoke complex and visceral emotions. Logan has composed and arranged additional music on Netflix’s critically acclaimed Dear White People, and Shonda Rhimes’ For The People. He worked closely on these projects with Emmy-winning composer, Kris Bowers. With Kris, Logan provided additional music on the Sundance-winning film, Monsters and Men, that hit theaters nationally in Fall 2018. He also wrote for the Tribeca-selected film, Unstoppable. Previously, Logan assisted for Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, CA with a number of prominent film composers. Logan is signed with Found Options Music and has demoed music for brands like Google and Nexus. He is currently scoring the Netflix-spec, Skyvault, and managing a multi-person music team. Besides scoring for film, Logan recently composed a 10-minute long suite that was choreographed for live dance and performed in two sold out shows. At the University of Southern California, Logan studied with Pulitzer prize-nominated, Ted Hearne and BAFTA-winning, Garry Schyman. He collaborated closely with countless directors in the USC School of Cinematic Arts on over 30 original film scores - from fully synthetic scoring, to conducting and recording live scoring sessions. He is a 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Finalist and two-time National YoungArts Foundation winner (2015/16). In 2014, he was fortunate to attend the ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring Workshop. In addition to composition, Logan is also an accomplished pianist and violist. Logan resides in Los Angeles, CA.


Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer 2018


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