Tyler Bradley Walker
Walker has been plying the trade of music for over twenty-five years. His niche in this craft revolves around many years of music industry experience in addition to deep exposure to the world of art music.
Walker has assisted on records for Megadeth, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, String Cheese Incident, and Zac Brown Band among others. In addition he has worked in A&R, as a studio director, producer, and composer. Walker earned his doctorate in music composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
If Walker is your musical sommelier you can expect the hard questions to become easier, your project's creative goals to be expertly addressed, and your licensing and budgeting needs fulfilled. He brings a musical perspective to the table offering gems often unknown to the visual media communities.
Christopher Stark (b. 1980, St. Ignatius, MT) is a composer of contemporary classical music deeply rooted in the American West. Having spent his formative years in rural western Montana, his music is always seeking to capture the expansive energy of this quintessential American landscape.
Stark, whose music The New York Times has called, "fetching and colorful," has been awarded prizes and commissions from organizations such as the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, Chamber Music America, the Orléans International Piano Competition, and ASCAP. Such ensembles as Alarm Will Sound, American Composers Orchestra, Arctic Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Los Angeles Piano Quartet, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Momenta Quartet, New Morse Code, FLUX Quartet, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble have performed his music. In 2012, he was a resident composer at Civitella Ranieri, a fifteenth-century castle in Umbria, Italy, and in June of 2016 he was awarded a residency at Copland House. Recent highlights included performances at the 2016 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the 2016 NY Phil Biennial. Most recently in 2017, Stark has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Stark completed his doctorate at Cornell University where he studied with Roberto Sierra and Steven Stucky. He previously studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory and the University of Montana, and he is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis. In the fall of 2017, he will be a Faculty Fellow at WashU's Center for the Humanities.
Chris brings a diversity of specialized knowledge and talent to Maven as a fierce music consultant and composer. His most recent film work includes scoring the feature-film Novitiate.