Brian LaGuardia has enjoyed a varied and prolific musical career. He has had the privilege of conducting professional recording sessions at Capitol Records, Warner Brothers Studios, Sonic Fuel Studios, The Bridge and the John Williams Scoring Stage. As a lover of classical music, he has also conducted several orchestras, including the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Boulder Symphony, the Civic Youth Orchestra and the Wither Without Orchestra. He has been mentored by such talent as Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, The Avengers), Bruce Broughton (Silverado, The Rescuers Down Under), Christopher Young (Spider Man 3, Hellraiser), Garry Schyman (Bioshock, Shadow of Mordor), conductors Robort Olson (Mahlerfest Orchestra), Devin Patrick Hughes, Vincent C LaGuardia, Jr and Juliard Trained Pianist Jamie Shaak.
While he loves writing for the concert hall and dramatic plays, he also adores writing for movies, television and video games. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Game and Simulation Programming and three years experience as a software engineer, which rounds out his musical background with a practical knowledge of technology and game development.
Brian was also one of twenty students selected internationally for the 2014-2015 Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Graduate program at USC’s Thorton School of Music. While attending, he scored a ten-minute short film “Takanakuy,” which won Second Place for Comedy at the College Television Awards. He also scored “Transference,” a state-of-the-art thesis video game utilizing both Oculus Rift and tablet technology. He also implemented his own music with audio middleware. His collaboration with fellow USC alumbi Lasse Elkjaer was recently nominated at the Dublin WebFest for best original score. Samples from these projects can be found here.
After graduating, he worked extensively in Hollywood on high-profile projects such as Assasin’s Creed: Syndicate, Marvel’s Agent Carter and The Boss. In addition to continuing to write for and assist Hollywood creatives, Brian is currently a conducting fellow for the Arapahoe Philharmonic and a co-conductor for the Civic Youth Orchestra. He lives and breathes to create, share and teach music.
Name: Brian LaGuardia
Lives in: Denver, Colorado
Occupation: Music Composer, Sound Designer, Music Conductor and Music Editor
Unique traits: Handles criticism well, easy to get along with.
Film (Action and Adventure) Music department RACHEL, a Jewish-American doctor, and JAKE, an Arab-American government bureaucrat, go on a goose chase across the Middle East trying to solve the mysterious death of Rachel's treasure hunting brother. From Los Angeles to the deserts of Jordan and the ancient city of Petra, they find themselves hunted by a doomsday group called the Armageddonites who believe Rachel and Jake possess the missing Dead Sea Scroll that could bring about the end of days. Caught in the middle of a plot to hasten the end of mankind, Rachel and Jake need to solve the murder, find the scroll and find trust in each other. Written by Anonymous
Video Game Music department A nameless scuba diver explores the depths of the ocean.
The Banner Saga 2
Video Game (Adventure) Music department The sun has stopped in the sky, and the gods are dead. After the destruction of Boersgard, and the impossible defeat of the immortal Sundr, Bellower, men and varl flee westward towards the human capital of Abberrang. Meanwhile, the human menders Juno and Eyvind race to stop a giant serpent, and mysterious darkness from consuming the world.
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Mystery) Composer A naive young nurse with a great sense of generosity allows a disheveled old homeless man into her home. Although the man clearly has psychological problems, she forces him to stay for her own mysterious reasons.
Television (Action, Drama and Fantasy) Composer Sara Holden, a telepath who narrowly escaped the Turn, has lived out in seclusion, but now a group looks to her as their leader and it seems as if she may be their only hope of slowing their extinction.
Film (Comedy) Music department A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy) Music department The products at Shopwell's Grocery Store are made to believe a code that helps them live happy lives until it's time for them to leave the comfort of the supermarket and head for the great beyond. However, after a botched trip to the great beyond leaves one sausage named Frank and his companion Bun stranded, Frank goes to great lengths (pun intended) to return to his package and make another trip to the great beyond. But as Frank's journey takes him from one end of the supermarket to the other, Frank's quest to discover the truth about his existence as a sausage turns incredibly dark. Can he expose the truth to the rest of the supermarket and get his fellow products to rebel against their human masters? Written by halo1k
Television (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Music department The war is over and almost everyone has experienced a loss. Agent Peggy Carter has lost the love of her life. To top it off, when billionaire Howard Stark is accused of Treason, he secretly employs her to clear his name. With the help of Stark's butler, she embarks on a whimsical journey full of deceit, murder and controversy with a side of wise-cracking roommates. Written by Chris Greenleaf
Television (Comedy and Musical) Music department Galavant is a dashing knight who is on the quest to reclaim both his reputation and the love of his life, Madalena, who was stolen away from him by the evil King Richard. In this musical comedy TV adventure, Galavant is assisted by Princess Isabella, and Sid, his squire. Meanwhile, King Richard tries to win over the affections of his captured love, Madalena. The show follows Galavant's journeys through medieval times creating countless hilarious twist and turns plus a wealth or original new musical numbers. Written by DeAlan Wilson - www.ComedyE.com
Life on the Line
Film (Action and Drama) Music department LIFE ON THE LINE is a riveting action thriller and family drama centered on Beau (John Travolta), his beloved niece Bailey (Kate Bosworth) and the hardworking men who risk their lives to work "on the line" and keep the electric grid running. These unsung heroes brave raging storms and dangerously dizzying heights in their dedication to keeping the populace safe. Toiling hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, tragedy is often inches away. Haunted by the electrocution death of his brother, Beau is devoted to Bailey and determined to see her go off to college and away from the life of linemen. Bailey has other plans, which include the strapping second-generation lineman Duncan (Devon Sawa), whom Beau despises. A deadly tempest is brewing and headed straight to their Texas town. Beau, Duncan and a legion of linemen are thrust into the eye of the storm and must face down impending disaster to keep their community connected. This compelling ...
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Video Game Music department In 1868, at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, with the Assassin Brotherhood all but eradicated, twins Jacob (Paul Amos) and Evie Frye (Jennifer Hale) leave Crawley for London and arrive to find a city controlled by the Templars, with both the Church and the Monarchy losing their power. Raised as Assassins to follow the Creed, Jacob and Evie aim to take back the city from Templar control by infiltrating and uniting London's criminal underworld, aided by notable figures of the era such as novelist Charles Dickens and biologist Charles Darwin. Written by sean villagran
Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Family) Composer Deck the halls. Deck your family.
Another Vampire Love Story
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"The Partitioned" Nominated for Best Original Score, Dublin WebFest
"Takanakuy" won second place at the College Television Awards
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)