KRIS DIRKSEN /// COMPOSER
Kris Dirksen is a dynamic and sought-after film and TV composer with over one hundred aired credits to his name. Currently, Kris is scoring Cinemax’s critically-acclaimed series Quarry created and directed by Emmy-winning director Greg Yaitanes. The show follows a disillusioned Vietnam War vet (played by Prometheus and The O.C. star Logan Marshall-Green) who returns home to Memphis in 1972, and with limited options, becomes a hitman. This is Yaitanes and Kris’ second collaboration, following hit Cinemax action-drama, Banshee.
Kris’s music can be heard in hundreds of movie and TV show trailers, including Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, The Revenant, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and many more. Through his work in the trailer world, Kris has become recognized for his dark and gritty signature sound.
A self-taught musician and producer, Kris’s lack of formal training has resulted in an irreverence for the traditional boundaries of film and television music, resulting in a genre-bending mix of sounds. Crafting a unique blend of effected guitars, dirty synthesizers and electronics, and an ever-changing blend of of live and orchestral instrumentation, Kris has always focussed on progression rather than imitating current scoring trends.
Kris is a partner in Methodic Doubt Music, a premium trailer music house with headquarters in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada.