Jacques Brautbar

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Sundance Institute fellow and ASCAP scholarship recipient Jacques Brautbar combines traditional orchestral colors with the palates of electronic and etherial sonic art. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jacques began his professional music career at the age of fifteen as a founder, guitar player, arranger and songwriter for Sony recording artist Phantom Planet. While with Phantom Planet, Jacques collaborated on the band's three singles, "Lonely Day," "Big Brat" and the theme song to the hit show The O.C, “California.” After a decade with the band, Jacques signed with Sony/ATV publishing and produced hundreds of songs spanning pop, hip-hop and rock genres. It was during this time that he recognized a desire to write music for visual storytelling. Jacques has since dedicated himself to the pursuit of creating music for film, television and interactive media. His immersion in both popular and classical aspects of music gives Jacques the distinct position to see composition from a perspective not often viewed by traditional classical musicians.



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