composer | musician
Brian Crosby is a composer and multi instrumentalist working primarily in music for film and TV. He has gained recognition for producing haunting minimalist scores for a range of feature films, shorts and gallery installations. is a regular collaborator with fellow Berlin based composers Dustin O’Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson and has also worked on gallery installations and films with visual artists Paddy Jolley and Michael John Whelan. Brian has also scored national and international TV commercials for a wide range of brands including Google, Dodge, Samsung, Under Armour, Toyota, Volkswagen, Renault, Carlsberg, Eir GAA and the IDA.
Along with other leading name in Irish contemporary music, Brian was a central collaborator on Starboard Home as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. The project culminated with two live shows at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the release of a critically acclaimed album.
In 2006 Brian devised, curated and produced The Cake Sale, a collective that featured a who’s who of the Irish music scene. Having sold double platinum in Ireland, the record was released worldwide and received further recognition when the song ‘Some Surprise’ was featured in the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Brian was a member of the Irish band Bell X1 with whom he recorded four records and toured the world extensively between 1996 and 2008.
He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has been on the board of directors at the Irish Music Rights Organisation since 2009. He lives with his wife and two children in Berlin, Germany.