The Oscar Nominee Dustin O’Halloran is a composer based in Berlin and Los Angeles.
While studying art at Santa Monica College, he met singer Sara Lov, with whom he founded indie rock band Devics.
In 2004, O’Halloran released his first record as a solo artist, Piano Solos. He has since released three more solo records, the latest of which is Lumiere (2011), which featured contributions by Peter Broderick and Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid), and was mixed by Jóhann Jóhannsson.
With A Winged Victory for the Sullen, his project with Adam Wiltzie, O’Halloran has released two albums, A Winged Victory for the Sullen (2011) and Atomos (2014).
Dustin has gone on to score a number of films and TV shows, including Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006) and Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy (2011). Most recently, he’s worked on Transparent, a series created by Jill Soloway for Amazon Studios. In 2015, O’Halloran was awarded an Emmy Award for his original Transparent theme and in 2016 he got an Oscar Nomination for the soundtrack of the movie Lion
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DUSTIN O’HALLORAN Feats ROBERT LIPPOK
Robert Lippok was born 1966 in Berlin. He studied theater. Since his youth, he was active in different formations as a musician and visual artist. In 1983 he co-founded «Ornament und Verbrechen,» a group that existed up into the first half of the 1990s. The group «to rococo rot» was founded in the 1990s together with Ronald Lippok, the brother of Robert Lippok, and Stefan Schneider from Düsseldorf. Since 1996 the group’s releases have appeared on various labels, among others on Kitty-Yo («Untitled,» 1995), City Slang («Music is a Hungry Ghost,» 2001, «The Amateur View,» 1999, «veicolo,» 1997) and Staubgold («Kölner Brett,» 2000). In addition, «to rococo rot» created sound recordings for other artists, such as Olaf Nicolai («30 Colors,» Music for an Exhibition by Olaf Nicolai, Bonn Kunstverein, 2000), Doug Aitken («Music for NEW OCEAN,» A Video Installation by Doug Aitken, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2001) and Takehito Koganezawa («JAPAN MEDIUM LIGHT,» Sounds for «On the Way to the Peak of the Normal» by Takehito Koganezawa, Montevideo, Amsterdam, 2000). Also credited to «to rococo rot» are collaborations on radio plays produced by the network Bayerischen Rundfunk, and composing a new version of Walter Ruttmann’s «Weekend». Lippok stages solo, music performances («Falling into Komeït,» Monika Enterprises, 2004). As a visual artist, his works consistently confront architectural spaces: in this context, he participated in the exhibition «Space to Face» (Westfalen Kunstverein, Münster, 2004), in which audio-concepts developed by 4 different artists for the exhibition space serve as interim projects. Lippok’s solo exhibitions at the Wohnmaschine Gallery took place in 2003 («Field Recordings») and 2001 («Steady»).