Nathan Halpern is a Brooklyn-based composer, recently named one of Indiewire's ‘Composers to Watch.’ The 2017 Oscar Shortlist for Best Documentary includes two films he scored (HOOLIGAN SPARROW and THE WITNESS). His score for RICH HILL, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, was praised as "one of the best non-fiction scores we've heard in years" (Indiewire). In 2015 he re-teamed with RICH HILL co-director Andrew Droz Palermo for the Kiernan Shipka-starring supernatural thriller ONE AND TWO (IFC Films), which Variety called "hauntingly scored."
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival featured two films scored by Halpern - RANCHER FARMER FISHERMAN and THE WORKERS CUP, of which Variety wrote “prolific composer Nathan Halpern’s evocative score is another big plus.” Other Sundance Film Festival Official Selections have included the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (HBO Films) and THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT (Magnolia Pictures). Other recent film scores include RICH HILL co-director Tracy Droz Tragos’ ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL (HBO FILMS), RACHEL CARSON (PBS/AMERICAN EXPERIENCE), the Emmy-nominated POISONER’S HANDBOOK, the Oscar-shortlisted & SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winning KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE, and Robert Redford’s Emmy-nominated ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN REVISITED (Discovery).
Upcoming film scores include Liz Garcia's ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID (Sony Pictures / Starring Juno Temple) and Amanda Sharp's STICKY NOTES starring Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Ray Liotta,
His original music has been used in new dance works by the London Royal Ballet and the New English Ballet Theater (London). He was commissioned to create '1913' a three hour-music performance/installation presented by Halpern at The Armory in New York City, commemorating the first International Exhibition of Modern Art. Other commissions include the Cannes Lion-nominated series TB UNMASKED.