Tyler Strickland is a film composer and songwriter based in Los Angeles.
From 2005-2010, Tyler traveled the world as a touring guitarist and multi-instrumentalist in several rock bands. After deciding to leave the touring life behind, he quickly found himself on his dream path of writing music for film and television.
In 2012, Tyler scored The Genius of Marian which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and gained critical acclaim. His scores have since accompanied over a dozen award-winning documentaries which have premiered in competition at many of the most prestigious film festivals worldwide such as Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Full Frame, IDFA, Sheffield, Moscow International, and more.
Tyler is well known for his blend of traditional film music with electronics, unique guitar work, and his highly experimental approach to each score. Most recently, Tyler attended the Sundance Film Festival of 2015 in support of Hot Girls Wanted, the Netflix hit film produced by actress, Rashida Jones about the amateur porn industry. Later in the year, the film was nominated for a primetime Emmy award. Fresh Dressed, the CNN Films-produced, star-studded documentary about the history of urban fashion, also premiered at Sundance the same year.
Tyler additionally scored 2015 films; The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano (Tribeca, IDFA), and Overburden (Full Frame).
Heading into 2016, Tyler has scored the acclaimed documentaries, Audrie & Daisy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. The Return, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, and opening the 2016 season of POV, and Best and Most Beautiful Things, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival with rave reviews. Tyler’s music has been heard on PBS, in the Emmy-winning series from NPR, Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt, National Geographic Explorer specials, popular podcasts, commercials, New York Times’ OP Docs, Field of Vision shorts, and much more.
Between writing film scores, he is currently developing his instrumental album, Music of The Branches, as well as songwriting with other recording artists. Tyler is based in Los Angeles and represented by John Tempereau at Soundtrack Music Associates (soundtrk.com).