Los Angeles, CA, United States



Dominik Hauser has mastered the art of instrumental beauty. His compositions are evocative and conjure brilliant imagery. This is exactly the sort of talent that brings cinema to life and provides the lush musical backing for artistic endeavors in need of such. Hearing a Hauser score is to be inundated with the musical ambrosia of the gods. It is not easily forgotten. Life Hauser hails from Switzerland, where he received an education at Jazz School Switzerland, earning a masters degree in music. His talent extends from composition to arrangement to instrumental performance, including bass work for jazz-funkers The Ruleless. He is the recipient of the coveted Prix Walo and has taken the stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival. 1996 saw Hauser pull up stakes and relocate to Los Angeles, where he re-entered the education arena. His studies took him to UCLA and Hauser there learned about film scoring. Subsequently he took his skills to the realm of indie cinema and began composing for film. Hauser was a privileged participant in the ASCAP film-scoring workshop in 2000 and elevated to semifinalist status at the Young Film Composer Competition in 2002. Hauser has worked for films featuring such superstars as Vin Diesel (?¢‚Ǩ?ìThe Chronicles of Riddick?¢‚Ǩ¬ù) and Charlize Theron (?¢‚Ǩ?ìAeon Flux?¢‚Ǩ¬ù). He teaches at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and has recently published his first book, Chords for Bass. His work involves him in a variety of projects, including cinema, theater and video games. Connections Hauser says the secret to effective music is simple ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú you've got to make contact with the listener. ?¢‚Ǩ?ìI am trying to write music that connects and touches other people. I like them to have an emotional response to what I write.?¢‚Ǩ¬ù Thus it is that emotional potency is a terrific focus of his creative process. Hauser's music invariably elicits powerful emotional reactions from audience members. His inspirations range from revered classical composers to modern musical geniuses, though his work is uniquely his own and derivative of none. He is currently working with A&R Select, the leading indie A&R firm in Hollywood, CA. Review ?¢‚Ǩ?ìHauser conjures a mesmerizing soundscape in a way few others can.?¢‚Ǩ¬ù - A&R Select

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