Troy Herion is a NYC based composer for film, theater, dance, and experimental arts. His orchestral and electronic music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, broadcast on MTV, and screened in major film festivals including Toronto, Tribeca, and SXSW.
I have eclectic tastes, and my music is versatile. My background comes from performing in bands, directing film and theater, producing electronic music, and studying classical composition in the Princeton University PhD program.
Combining music with other art forms is my primary focus. I have approached this audiovisual alchemy not only as a composer, but also as a director and theorist. (My dissertation -- don't worry I won't get into it -- is on something called visual-music.)
I'm always looking to collaborate with other artists, whether that means scoring a film, writing a ballet, or dreaming up a new way to relate music to images, movements, stories, or environments.
I like to keep things interesting - which means doing something I haven't tried before, or transforming the familiar into something strange. I work mostly in NYC and Philadelphia. Otherwise you're likely to find me up in the mountains - where my studio will one day be built.
Troy Herion is a composer and filmmaker whose works unite contemporary music with visual arts through film, theater, dance, and concert music. His versatile compositions range from classical and avant-garde orchestral music to intricate and melodic electronic scores.
For the last decade he has collaborated extensively with filmmakers, choreographers, and theater companies. The 2016/2017 season includes an orchestral commission from The Pennsylvania Ballet and a large-scale theater piece with Pig Iron Theatre Co.
Recent film scores include Cruise directed by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler, Big Fan) as well as award-winning films The Dog, Mountain Fire Personnel, and You Can Go premiering at Toronto, SXSW, MoMA, and Tribeca Film Festival. He also scores ongoing digital shorts for Google, The Whitney Museum, The Cisneros Coleccíon and others.
Herion composes and directs visual-music films. Baroque Suite and New York: A City Symphony have been called “marvelous” by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross and were featured on MTV, The New York Times, and performed with orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Concert works have been performed by So Percussion, JACK Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Nash Ensemble of London, and Brentano Quartet.
Herion studied music as a PhD fellow at Princeton University and has lectured in universities around the country including Princeton University, Columbia University, USC, and Parsons The New School of Design. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.