Sundance 2021 Composer Spotlight: Jon Natchez
Jon Natchez is a composer, arranger, songwriter, improviser and multi-instrumentalist. As a member of The War on Drugs, he won a Grammy in 2018 and is currently working on the band's follow-up album. He was formerly a member of the acclaimed group Beirut, and has performed and/or recorded with David Byrne, St. Vincent, The National, Owen Pallett, Father John Misty, Craig Wedren, Taylor Mac, John Zorn and Liza Minnelli, among others. A graduate of Harvard University with an interdisciplinary degree in Cultural Studies, Music & Performance, he focuses on creating music that blends improvisation and stochastic processes with traditional composition.
Recent feature scores include Last Call (2021), No Future (Tribeca 2020), The Climb (Sundance 2020), Light From Light (Sundance 2019), Cubby (2019), Mafak (Venice 2018) and Boo! (2018, winner of Best Score at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival); he also has composed for the films Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019), William (2019) and A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018), as well as the Netflix series Chef's Table (2019), Afflicted (2018) and Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017).