Justin R. Durban is a cinematic composer for Film. He was born on December 7th, 1977 in Memphis Tennessee and was raised in the small town of Madisonville, Kentucky. He majored in Graphic Design and Art studio with a Theatre minor at the University of Kentucky.
His music can best be described as "Upliftingly Dark" Cinematic Film Music with Epic Intimacy. He plays by ear but the music ultimately resonates through his heart.
He currently resides between Los Angeles, California and Austin, TX with his wife and son, further pursuing his filmmaking and film scoring career.
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Justin R. Durban - Composer
Award-winning composer Justin Durban made his initial breakthrough in the theatrical trailer for Warner Brothers’ TAKING LIVES and composed his first major film score for the award-winning independent feature FIRECRACKER, listed as one of Roger Ebert’s best films of 2005. Justin’s work has been featured in the theatrical and television campaigns for such well-known films as AVATAR, Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, AUSTRALIA, BATTLE FOR TERRA, HARRY POTTER: ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, HULK, MUMMY 3 and most recently in CHRONICLES OF NARNIA 3 - VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER. His latest feature film scores include SEMUM for Warner Brothers Turkey, critically-acclaimed STAR TREK – OF GODS AND MEN and award-winning independent feature GPS – THE MOVIE. Justin has also recently recorded original music with live orchestras at Seattle’s prestigious Bastyr Chapel, George Lucas’ infamous Skywalker Ranch and Nashville's Ocean Way Studio to record the Orchestral Soundtrack for the Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX.
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