I am sorry this post is so late this week. Last week I focused on the singer/songwriter James Lee Baker. I am going to switch it up this week and showcase an artist in the film industry. For this week’s featured artist, I would love to introduce Duncan Blickenstaff, a phenomenal film scorer based out of Los Angeles, CA. All you filmmakers out there, keep Duncan in mind the next time you are looking for someone to score your films. I am telling you, this kid is amazing. Check out his work and see for yourself. Move over Hans Zimmer, Duncan’s going to take over Hollywood.
Duncan Blickenstaff is a Los Angeles based composer of music for film, television, web series, and new media with a lyrical style and an ear for the shadings of character and drama. He received his MFA in Music Composition for the Screen at Columbia College Chicago under the direction of Andy Hill. In addition to composing, he can be seen playing piano for improv comedy groups around town.
Duncan is currently working as a composer assistant for Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen, and has had the opportunity to be a part of studio feature films and primetime television shows including Moneyball, Going the Distance, Blue Bloods, and Camelot.
Duncan’s complete demo reel can be found here.
Check out these opening credits to a film called Walter’s Wife. Every time I watch these opening credits I want to cry.
To contact Duncan, he can be reached at: Duncanblickenstaff@gmail.com.
Hope you all enjoy his music as much as I do. 🙂