With a love of organic instrumentation combined with modern technologies, classical training, and years of live performance, Tyler Traband is one of the exciting new breed of composers writing for visual media.
A multi-instrumentalist, film & TV composer, and singer/songwriter, Tyler has toured nationally, written commercials for top brands, and composed for riveting documentaries, thrillers and adventure films. His credits include: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; the IMAX documentary CHASING THE GHOST PARTICLE; the PBS TV movies THE TRIAL OF ANTIGONE and THE PARTHENON MARBLES for the National Hellenic Museum; OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT; and AN AMERICAN HOME: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S B. HARLEY BRADLEY HOUSE, streaming on Amazon Prime, soundtrack available on Lakeshore Records. He has also lent his voice to “Call Of Duty” and played keys on many albums for many artists over the years. His music is heard around the world each day including on HBO, Showtime, Showtime Sports, NFL Network, CBS, Lifetime, Amazon, Apple to name a few.
Tyler’s journey began in Milwaukee. Born to a musical family, his grandmother was a pianist and his father a clarinetist and ‘reed man.’ Equally versed in classical music (at one time studying operatic tenor), jazz, and rock, he began playing keyboards and fronting bands while in high school, performing originals and covers. While attending college, Tyler performed in University of Wisconsin Chamber Singers, an elite A Cappella group, learned all the rudiments of music theory, studied jazz at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and moonlighted in original rock/soul/pop bands.
After college, Tyler toured extensively while establishing a career writing music for commercials. His ability to encapsulate emotion within 30 seconds led him to become one of the go-to composers for ad agencies in Midwest. He has scored more than 200 TV spots for top national brands including: Citgo, Bon-Ton, Coca-Cola, Masterlock, Scheels, Simplicity, Kohler, Harley-Davidson, Oldsmobile, and MTV.
Every gig is an opportunity to work with new people and to create something amazing. As a ‘band guy’, Tyler has always understood the value of collaboration, as well as the benefits of surrounding himself with great musicians. Trusted time and again with huge-budget gigs and crazy deadlines, Tyler is completely at home with the time pressures of scoring for TV and film and prides himself on being the most fun to work with.
Upcoming projects include an new EP on Pacific Records as an artist, additional music for Network TV and HOLDING PATTERN, an independent documentary about the grass-roots political intrigue involved in a community fighting to stop the planned third Chicago-area international airport.
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