Nathan Halpern is a Brooklyn-based composer, recently named as one of Indiewire’s “Composers to Watch” for 2015. His film scores include Rich Hill, winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. He is also known for his original score for Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (HBO Films), winner of the Emmy Award for Best Arts and Cultural Programming, the George Foster Peabody Award, The Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, and numerous additional festival awards.
Other recent film credits include The PBS documentary films Poisoner’s Handbook (currently nominated for an Emmy) and Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, winner of the 2014 South by Southwest Grand Jury Prize. In 2013, he scored Robert Redford’s All The President’s Men Revisited (Discovery), which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy. That same year, Halpern was commissioned to create “1913,” a sound/music installation at New York City’s Lexington Armory, commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the first International Exhibition of Modern Art. Halpern made his film-scoring debut in 2011 with Renee (ESPN Films / 30 for 30).