The roots of Dustin O’Halloran’s musical career can be traced back to indie rock, where he made a name for himself in the late ‘90s as a guitarist and keyboardist for dream pop band Dévics. His debut as a solo artist came in 2004 when he released an album of piano solos, which he followed up with Piano Solos Vol. II two years later.
Having caught the attention of Sofia Coppola, the famed director enlisted O’Halloran to compose his first film score for her fourth full-length feature Marie Antoinette (2006). Numerous film and TV credits have since followed: O’Halloran composed the full score for Drake Doremus’ Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Like Crazy (2011), his original theme won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for critically acclaimed TV series Transparent in 2015, and his score for Lion (2016), which he composed alongside fellow Redbird artist Hauschka, picked up a nomination for Best Original Score at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs.
When he’s not writing film and TV scores, O’Halloran performs and records as one half of ambient music duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen alongside fellow Redbird artist Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie.