Who Am I?

Dallin Burns is a Puerto Rican-American film composer known for his ability to create beautifully complex scores that combine modern scoring practices and classic techniques. Dallin currently assists Hollywood A-list composer Tom Holkenborg (aka JunkieXL) working on many exciting films and projects.

As a member of the LGBT community Dallin understands the importance of accurate representation and truth in both film and music. He is best known for his work on the short films, Champion, directed by Ryan Beggs, Split Filter, directed by Samantha Baptiste and The Extraordinary Negro, directed by Tatianna Sims. Dallin is a friend to all and cherishes working with motivated and passionate teams.

What's My Style?

Dallin’s style revolves around creating lush orchestral scores. He is a firm believer in the ‘wall of sound’ and enjoys taking advantage of every instrument’s acoustic qualities to build a complex sonic experience. He thrives in motivic composition: assigning poignant themes to each character - be it a person, place, or idea - then using these motifs to musically transform their personas as they progress. In a world buried in electronic sound design for film, Dallin loves to focus on orchestral music, using synths and sound design to enhance, rather than detract from the natural beauty of the orchestra. Ultimately, Dallin’s goal as a composer is to help a film connect emotionally with its audience: the story is king and the score will always sonically support the films message.

What Am I Up To?

Currently, Dallin is living in Hollywood and assisting composer, Tom Holkenborg (aka JunkieXL), working on films such as Zack Snyder's Justice League and many more exciting films to come. Dallin is also working on several incredible short films whose music will be released to streaming platforms later this year. Dallin’s music can be found on all streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and more!

Dallin’s most recent accomplishments include;

  • Assisted Tom Holkenborg on Zack Snyder's Justice League.

  • Awarded the ASCAP Vic Mizzy scholarship by the Mizzy Jonas Family Foundation

  • Published his scores for both films Champion and Split Filter

We Should Collaborate!

"Working together, we can create incredible films, we can become incredible friends, we can help people experience art in new and incredible ways."

Personal Composers Creed | Dallin Burns

Outside of music, Dallin Burns is a friend to everyone! He loves nurturing a professional relationship into a life of friendship! Through his numerous collaborations, Dallin has learned that this industry is an industry that requires collaboration for success. ​Working with directors who are passionate in their art is what fuels Dallin to excel in his own craft. Composing for film is not a one-person job, but a team effort between the director and composer.

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