Sean Renner

Sean Renner

Music Composer, Music Editor and Musician

Los Angeles, California

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About Sean

Sean Renner continues to forge a unique musical path defined by his groundbreaking recording projects like Seven Days, and by his ability to single-handedly craft the unique percussive and harmonic elements that make up his signature Organic-Electronic sound. 

After graduating with a degree in film production and philosophy, Renner moved to London, England, in 2007, where he recorded his well-received album The Blossoms of Armageddon for the UK-based Urban Sound label. The record received airplay on over 150 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada, was featured on ETV's 2010 series, "Married to Rock", MTV's "True Life", and MTV's "Catfish", based on the 2010 documentary of the same name.

Upon returning to the U.S. Renner continued to make a name for himself as a recording artist and as a live performer, and partnered with Morning Bird Records to release his 2010 follow-up record, Sekhmet. Fusing Egyptian folklore with neo-folk orchestration, Sekhmet has been hailed by critics as a "masterpiece" that creates a beautiful blend of sonic elements and paints a deep, lush emotional landscape.

In 2012, Renner captivated his listeners by announcing the Seven Days Project, during which he would write and record his next album in only a weeks time, and invited his fans to send sound recordings to be incorporated into the music. Released in the Spring of 2012, the music of Seven Days expertly merges electronic, pop influences with Renner's distinctive ability to creatively blend sounds, displaying an elegant combination of musical and technical prowess.

Renner continued exploring the music created in the Seven Days project with his 2013 album, Days End, in which he created new and alternate versions of the songs from Seven Days. Some of the songs are new versions, entirely re-recorded with alternative instrumentation, and some songs are completely new compositions that only share a common melody, instrument, theme, or lyric with their partner song from Seven Days. Days End is a unique take on the idea of a companion album, offering both a reimagining of Seven Days, as well as a sound and story all its own. 

Renner's most recent release, Flora, commemorates his time spent living in Colorado from 2010 to 2016. Originally released in parts during the summer of 2016, Flora collects four double-sided singles that each represent a distinct period during Renner's time in Colorado. With Flora, Renner places his ethereal vocal stylings at the forefront, surrounding them with warm and spacious, electronically manicured organic sounds that place him comfortably in the vein of other Downtempo, and Indie R&B artists like James Blake, Little Dragon, and Lykke Li. Flora creates a sonic environment that is warm and inviting, and that shines an intimate light into Renner's world.

On stage Renner mirrors his creative process by combining drums, vocals, keyboards, guitars, and sampling using his signature brand of looping. Pairing this with video and animation projections, Renner creates a truly engaging and immersive live performance. Both on the stage and in the studio, Renner continues to push the limits of his musical imagination.
Sean Renner is currently based in Los Angeles, California, where he is pursing graduate studies in music composition at the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts. 

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Credits

  • The Release

    The Release (2012)
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  • To Die For

    To Die For (2011)
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  • The Tuesday Night Righting Club

    The Tuesday Night Righting Club (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer A group of professional Women hunt down and torture men that have abusive histories.

  • Fear in Florida: When Hate Becomes a Crime

    Fear in Florida: When Hate Becomes a Crime (2008)
    Video (Short) Composer Lawrence Lombardi, a 40 year old white man from Ohio, was living with his family in Tallahassee Florida in August of 2000. During the next two months two homemade pipe bombs would explode on the campus of Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University(FAMU). Each bombing was followed by racist phone calls to a local television station in the area. It became clear that whoever was setting off the bombs was doing it out of pure hatred of blacks. The FBI released taped phone calls of the suspected bomber to the public, asking for any tips that could lead to an arrest. Several witness came forward claiming the voice heard on the phone was that of Tallahassee resident Lawrence Lombardi. This is his story. Written by Dan Erdman

Education

  • Elon University (Elon, NC)
    (2002-2006)

  • California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA)
    (2016)

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