Michael Bahnmiller is a composer whose work has been used in film, television, podcasts, advertisement, and book soundtracks.
In the five short years he’s been working in the industry, Bahnmiller has been mentored by and worked with some of the industry’s best. From Academy Award-winning producer Rod Fried (Rudy), mixer Casey Stone (VICE, Frozen), master mixer Pat Sullivan (Guardians of the Galaxy), composers and orchestrators Philip Klein (Sundance Lab alumnus and former assistant to Harry Gregson-Williams), Conrad Pope (The Hobbit) and Kevin Kaska (The Greatest Showman, Pete’s Dragon). Bahnmiller has worked on such films as The Jungle Book, Independence Day: Resurgence,The BFG, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, La La Land, Jason Bourne, and many others.
He has had the honor of working with such musicians as Tina Guo (Wonder Woman, Dunkirk), Michael “Nomad” Ripoll (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Knight & Day), Abbey Khalek (Life Itself, Planet Earth), Ayana Haviv (Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Altered Carbon), Chris Bleth (Aquaman, Empire), and Aeralie Brighton (The Jungle Book, Ori and the Blind Forest), to name a few.
Determined to learn by doing, Bahnmiller set out to create an ambitious album, Kaladin, based on Brandon Sanderson’s best-selling international novel The Way of Kings. With eleven composers working on the project, Bahnmiller worked as the Lead Composer, Producer, Music Contractor, Orchestrator, and Post Production Supervisor. The album released at the end of 2017 and made it to Google Play’s top 6 Film Scores, and consistently receives 5-star ratings. The album also led him to connect with Christy Carew Marshall (Sundance Composing Lab Alumnus,Blacklist), who sought him out to collaborate with him on his next project.
When he is not composing, Bahnmiller is looking for his next project or three, spending time with his wife and three surviving children, kayaking, and sneaking in the occasional cat-nap.
I couldn't imagine a life without the creativity that comes from composing and producing. There is something magical that happens when I begin to write for picture. I get a natural sense of passion, excitement and connection that comes only through that collaboration
- Michael Bahnmiller