Logan Nelson scores compositions that blur the line between live instrumentalists and electronic textures, evoking thrilling atmospheres unique to each project. He was named the Best Young International Composer at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium. Logan attended the festival with Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins who named him a “must watch composer.”
Logan is currently scoring, Origin Stories, a Showtime project about synthetic diamonds that is being directed by Sundance-winning director, Jason Kohn. Logan is a frequent collaborator of Renan Ozturk and Taylor Rees, having scored projects with them for National Geographic and SONY. On the independent side of film, he just scored Straight Up; a romantic comedy starring Randall Park and Katie Findlay.
Logan has worked closely with Emmy-winning composer, Kris Bowers. With Kris, Logan wrote additional music on Netflix’s critically acclaimed Dear White Peopleand ABC’s For the People. They worked on the Oscar-winning film, Green Book, compiling both the original score as well as many of the source tracks. Logan worked on Monsters and Menwhich premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was a credited composer on Unstoppable, which premiered at Tribeca. Before Kris, Logan worked at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions.
When not scoring for film, Logan enjoys writing for other mediums, like dance; his piece Into and Out Through, conceived in collaboration with five choreographers, recently completed two sold-out performances. He also produces for the synth-pop duo, LightHouse which was described by Flaunt Magazine as "a seemingly flawless combination of various synthetics that not only pleases the ears but causes listeners to get up and dance.” Logan is currently releasing his debut EP, Lavender Echoes.
He attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Music Composition and minored in Cinematic Arts. Logan played the viola in symphony orchestras across the Midwest and is a trained classical and jazz pianist. He loves 35mm photography, funky socks, and re-watching episodes of the Twilight Zone.
Logan resides in Los Angeles, California