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A plaintively lovely score
— LA TIMES on The Rider
Hauntingly scored.
— VARIETY on One and Two
a deeply moving score
— INDIEWIRE on The Rider
One of the best nonfiction scores we’ve heard in years.
— INDIEWIRE/Playlist on Rich Hill
As if Terrence Mallick made a superhero origin story...gorgeous to look at and lushly scored by Nathan Halpern.
— THE GUARDIAN on One and Two
A deeply moving score.
— PASTE MAGAZINE on Rich Hill
an understated yet beautiful score by Nathan Halpern
— SCREEN ANARCHY on THE RIDER
An excellent score from Nathan Halpern.
— THE PLAYLIST on The Lovers and the Despot
A chillingly Lynchian soundtrack ... Halpern is a master of noir
— NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY on Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
The excellent score by Nathan Halpern boosts the moody, mesmerizing and immersive effect.
— INDIEWIRE/PLAYLIST on Rich Hill
Esteemed Brooklyn noir rocker and composer
— NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
A mesmerizing, incredibly moving piece of cinema, perfectly matched by the electrical charge of Nathan Halpern’s score
— SCREENFANATIC on Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
... Nathan Halpern’s haunting score dredges up the dark world of Rich Hill.
— HOLLYWOOD REPORTER on Rich Hill
A hauntingly poetic score from Nathan Halpern
— THE EXAMINER on Renee
An excellent musical score by Nathan Halpern
— HUFFINGTON POST on Renee

Nathan Halpern

Nathan Halpern is an Emmy-nominated composer, named one of Indiewire's ‘Composers to Watch.’ Notable film scores include Cannes winner THE RIDER (Sony Pictures Classics), which was praised for it's "lovely score" (LA Times), "beautiful score" (ScreenAnarchy), "moving score" (ScreenDaily), and "an understated score by Nathan Halpern that's at once melancholy and heartening" (Daily Beast). 

Halpern scored Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner RICH HILL ("one of the best non-fiction scores we've heard in years" - Indiewire), the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (HBO Films), the 2017 Oscar-shortlisted films HOOLIGAN SPARROW and THE WITNESS, and the acclaimed Netflix documentary JOAN DIDION: THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD (New York Film Festival). He was recently nominated for a HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD in the category Best Original Song for “Calling to Me” from ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID (Sony Pictures), starring Juno Temple and Julia Garner.

Other notable scores include the Timothee Chalamet-starring supernatural thriller ONE AND TWO (IFC Films / Berlinale), 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), Amanda Sharp's STICKY NOTES starring Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Ray Liotta, 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). 

His music has accompanied 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.

 NY FILM FESTIVAL: Nathan Halpern with Chloe Zhao (director), cast and crew of THE RIDER

NY FILM FESTIVAL: Nathan Halpern with Chloe Zhao (director), cast and crew of THE RIDER

 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL / DIRECTORS FORTNIGHT: Documentary  The Rider  wins the Art Cinema Award 

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL / DIRECTORS FORTNIGHT: Documentary The Rider wins the Art Cinema Award