About Garret Reynolds

Garret conducting an orchestral scoring session at the Eastman School of Music in 2018. PC Michael Sherman.

Garret with the Dave Rivello Ensemble at the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. PC Grant Taylor Photography.

Powerful, unpretentious support of the drama is at the heart of Garret Reynolds’ original compositions for film, television, and video games.

The first graduate of the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music, Garret has composed original scores for over twenty short films, documentaries, and animations, as well as three video games to high acclaim. 

Garret’s music is informed by many musical traditions and styles. Fifteen years of studying classical and jazz music are the foundation upon which his love for pop, rock, blues, folk, and electronica build a diverse, intricately sculpted, yet accessible music appropriate for media.

Deeply interested in the compositional possibilities created by the interactive medium that video games provide, Garret has studied the art and technique of creating interactive game scores that take advantage of the environment for which they are conceived. His 2018 released video game, Light Borrower, explores this idea.

Other collaborations of Garret’s include his original chamber composition, Lift, written for and premiered by the Rochester, NY modern dance company, BIODANCE, and his compositions Sueños de Mi Amor in 2016 and Suite in G in 2017 for the award winning Eastman New Jazz Ensemble.

Garret has interned with Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, California and Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film and Animation. He holds a Masters degree in Film Scoring/Contemporary Media Composition and a Bachelors degree in Jazz and Contemporary Media with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Garret currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.