Film composer Marc Streitenfeld is known for his uniquely diverse style that includes pure melodic orchestral compositions, unusual instrumentations and haunting, organic sound creations. He has worked on many high-profile Hollywood features as well as critically acclaimed independent films.
Streitenfeld relocated to Los Angeles at age 19 from Munich, Germany and initially assisted Academy-Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer and then worked with Carter Burwell. He soon began a career as a music editor and music supervisor on various big-budget productions.
Legendary director Ridley Scott offered Streitenfeld his first composing job when he asked him to write the score for A Good Year. Streitenfeld has written five film scores for Scott including the BAFTA nominated score for American Gangster, for which he won the prestigious "Discovery of the Year" Award at the World Soundtrack Awards, the Sci-Fi adventure Prometheus, and the action adventure Robin Hood. He has also been recognized for his work with three ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards and two International Film Music Critics Award nominations.
In addition to Ridley Scott, Streitenfeld has worked with numerous other highly regarded directors, including Marc Forster on All I See Is You, Joe Carnahan on the action drama The Grey, and Andrew Dominic on the crime thriller Killing Them Softly.
Streitenfeld is an active songwriter, collaborating with numerous recording artists such as Mike Patton and Serj Tankian.