“Daniel Licht has provided a Pandora’s Box full of musical treats with his work on the Showtime Original Series DEXTER.”
Dan Licht – Composer of the Emmy Award winning show, Dexter, and hugely popular video games, Silent Hill and Dishonored, one of Daniel Licht’s first experiences as a musician resulted in him hanging out with Miles Davis and playing jazz with Don Cherry in New York City. Licht continued to develop as a musician by playing around the world. In Germany, Holland, and Northern Europe he performed and composed music for theatre and dance companies, then Licht went on to Japan and Indonesia where he participated in Gamelan orchestras on the islands of Java and Bali. These travels broadened Licht’s definition of music. You may be surprised to know that knives, duct tape, wine glasses, saws, scissors, and even human bones (!) have been used as instruments and recorded at his studio.
It was his good friend and colleague, composer Christopher Young, (Spiderman III), who beckoned Licht west. Once in Hollywood, Licht began collaborating with directors and producers on a variety of projects such as the Stephen King’s thriller, Thinner; Ben Stiller’s drama, Permanent Midnight and the Bradley Cooper comedy, Kitchen Confidential.
His irreverent combinations of musical styles soon earned him a reputation as a wholly original composer and he became the favorite of iconoclastic film-makers. Indie icon Leon Ichaso had Licht score his film Hendrix, Sundance Film Festival’s darling Gregg Araki hired him for Splendor and Academy Award winner Xavier Koller asked Licht to score Cowboy Up. Clive Barker handpicked Licht to score Hellraiser: Bloodline, and ABC selected Licht to compose music for their sleeper hit Body Of Proof. NBC requested Licht to score Deception and contribute additional music for their hit action-thriller, The Blacklist.
Most recently Licht is working with Sundance Channel on the second season of their critically acclaimed dramatic series, The Red Road, starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) and Martin Henderson (The Ring).
The Red Road Series (2014) Producers: Bridget Carpenter, Sarah Condon | SundanceTV
The Blacklist Series (2014) (Additional Music) Producers: Jon Bokenkamp, Anthony Sparks | NBC
Dexter Series (2006-2013) Producers: Clyde Phillips, Sara Colleton, John Goldwyn | Showtime
Deception Series (2013) Producers: Liz Heldens, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun | NBC
Dishonored Video Game (2013)| Bethesda Softworks
Body of Proof Series (2012) Producers: Matthew Gross, Chris Murphey | ABC
Silent Hill – Book of Memories Video Game (2012) | Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Beneath the Dark Film (2011) Director: Chad Feehan | IFC Films
Silent Hill – Downpour Video Game (2011) | Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Dumbstruck (2010) (Documentary) Director: Mark Goffman | Truly Indie
Maneater Mini-series (2009) Director: Timothy Busfield | Lifetime Television
Gym Teacher: The Movie TV Film (2009) Director: Paul Dinello | Nickelodeon Original Movies
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter TV Film (2008) Director: Mick Jackson | Lifetime Television
Cashmere Mafia Series (2008) Producers: Darren Starr, Cathy M. Frank, Gail Katz | ABC
Jake In Progress Series (2006) Producer: Jeff Morton, Austin Winsberg | ABC
Kitchen Confidential Series (2006) Producers: David Hemingson, Darren Star | FOX
Icon TV Film (2005) Director: Charles Martin Smith | The Hallmark Channel
King Solomon’s Mines TV Film (2004) Director: Steve Boyum | The Hallmark Channel
Oliver Beene Series (2003) Producers: Carter Bays, Jim Berstein | FOX
Soul Survivors Film (2001) Director: Stephen Carpenter | Artisan Entertainment
Cowboy Up Film (2001) Director: Xavier Koller | Destination Films
Anatomy Of A Hate Crime TV Film (2001) Director: Tim Hunter | MTV
Hendrix TV Film (1999) Director: Leon Ichaso | Showtime/MGM
Execution Of Justice TV Film (1999) Director: Leon Ichaso | Showtime/Paramount
Don’t Look Under The Bed TV Film (1999) Director: Kenneth Johnson | The Disney Channel
Splendor Film (1999) Director: Gregg Araki | Samuel Goldwyn Films
Permanent Midnight Film (1998) Director: David Veloz | Artisan Entertainment
Brave New World TV Film (1998) Producers: Todd Sharp, Michael Joyce | NBC
The Winner Film (1997) Director: Alex Cox | Artisan Entertainment
Bad Moon Film (1996) Director: Eric Red | Morgan Creek Productions
Stephen King’s Thinner Film (1996) Director: Tom Holland | Paramount Pictures
Hellraiser: Bloodline Film (1996) Director: Kevin Yeager | Dimension Films
A Woman Undone TV Film (1996) Director: Evelyn Purcell | Showtime
Zooman TV Film (1995) Director: Leon Ichaso | Showtime
The Hard Truth TV Film (1994) Producers: Gary DePew, Carol Rossi | HBO