Paul Tyan is a French-Lebanese film composer based in Paris. Born in a musical family he started playing at the age of 11 as a self-taught musician. In his first years he was part of several indie bands and produced his own albums performing live on guitar and piano. As he started scoring films he chose to complement his pop background with a formal classical training at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and studied harmony, orchestration and composition. Since then he scored fiction films and documentaries that screened at festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, as well as on TV and Netflix. His influences range from the classical repertoire to popular music such as soul, blues, jazz and indie.
In 2018 his score for the film Tickling Giants was pre-selected in the Oscar race for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. This Technicolor production was sound mixed by Ben Wilkins (Oscar winner for Whiplash) and produced by Monica Hampton (Palme d'Or winner for Michael Moore's
Fahrenheit 9/11). The movie was qualified as a “First-rate documentary” by The New York Times, “A terrific movie” by Variety and is now available on Netflix.
Paul won the Best Original Score award at the ALCINE International Film Festival for his work on Good Girls directed by Clara Roquet, he wrote choir arrangements for the indie-rock band Mashrou' Leila featured on the deluxe edition of their album Ibn El Leil, scored the PETA campaign starring Joaquin Phoenix and participated to film programs such as Berlinale Talents, Emergence Cinema, TRIO and BAFTA crew.
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EDUCATION - NYU Film Scoring Workshop, École Normale de Musique de Paris, Berklee College of Music online
BANDS - OHO (2011-2013), White Trees (2008-2011)