Having already composed the themes and underscores of over twenty film and television projects, Nathan Furst has already begun to carve out a niche for himself as one of Hollywood's elite young composers. Nathan has developed a reputation for seamlessly blending world instruments and electronica soundscapes with the strength and elegance of a symphony orchestra. This signature style has garnered Nathan with three nominations for his outstanding original film and television compositions.
Nathan began composing music at the age of 12, teaching himself to play the piano along the way. Performing an original composition as his audition, Nathan was accepted to the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts (LACHSA). After a brief stint as a music major at CSU, Nathan left College to accept offers to score films and ghost write a television episodic. For the next few years, Nathan composed music for film and television, as well as producing electronica grooves and beats for major bands.
Most recently, Nathan scored the epic mini-series The Curse of King Tut's Tomb for director Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil 3, Highlander, The Shadow) and Hallmark Entertainment. Nathan's epic orchestral score blended with flavors of ancient Egypt received acclaim, and secured Nathan with a multi-picture deal with Levinson/Hallmark Entertainment. Immediately following that score, Hallmark Entertainment signed him on to compose the intimate period romantic score for the adaptation Jerry Jenkins best selling novel, Though None Go With Me.
In April 2005, Nathan's original score for the IFC action doc film, Dust To Glory, was internationally released on the world famous Varese Sarabande record label. His soundtrack was voted one of the "best of 2005" by The American Music Preservation, along with King Kong and Revenge of the Sith
Variety's review said, "Hyped even further by Nathan Furst's pulsating score, (Dust To Glory) puts you on the edge of your seat!", and The Hollywood Reporter said "Nathan Furst's music ups the throttle…".
The film's director, Dana Brown, (Step Into Liquid) was also happy with the score, saying in an interview, "…the music is unbelievable. He sees what the scene is about, and nails it. Nathan really took what Dust to Glory was about and exposed that musically."
Simultaneously, Nathan was putting the finishing touches on his third fantasy action/adventure score for Miramax Films entitled Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows, which was once again produced by Sue Shakespeare and the award-winning team at Creative Capers Entertainment. Sue has been quoted saying, "Nathan Furst is filled with talent and dedication. His work is right up there with any of the A-list composers I've worked with. It's only a matter of time." David Molina, one of the directors of the Bionicle trilogy has said of Nathan, "Watching the picture with his music for the first time is an amazing experience. The story is suddenly alive and emotional."
Nathan also scored NBC's biggest holiday comedy of 2003, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2, starring Randy Quaid and Ed Asner. The film's executive producer was National Lampoon's Matty Simmons, for whom Nathan had previously scored the feature Baby Huey's Adventure.
You will also find Nathan's music on the entire three-season run of Max Steel, the enormously popular CG animated WB series. Nathan's work on that series earned him an Annie Award nomination for 'Best Music in an Animated Production' -- the first such nomination Sony Family Television ever received.
Nathan's work exhibits memorable and compelling themes surrounded by lush symphonic orchestrations - examples of which can be found in the two beautiful main title themes he composed for the critically acclaimed Discovery/BBC productions, Behind the Terror, and Weapons of War.
Nathan currently works in his state-of-the-art, digital production studio located in Calabasas, California.