Daniel Walter is a Los Angeles-based composer and musician specializing in music for film and other visual media.
Most recently, Daniel was lead composer on Religion of Sports (Audience Network), a six-part docu series created by Gotham Chopra with Tom Brady serving as executive producer.
He has collaborated with Dexter composer Daniel Licht, writing music for dramas like The Blacklist (NBC), Deception (NBC) and Body of Proof (ABC). He has also contributed to comedic critical darlings including Party Down (Starz) and Zach Galifiniakis’ popular Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York (Comedy Central). Finally, Daniel’s music has also been featured on Vice (HBO), 24/7 Flyers Rangers (HBO), and other documentary films.
Film work includes scores for independent features and shorts that have screened in festivals across the globe, from SXSW in Austin, Texas, to Cannes Film Festival in France. These films have covered subjects as disparate as the disappearing Jewish community in Cochabamba, Bolivia (No Way to Say Goodbye), and cricket-obsessed Indians in the award-winning Beyond All Boundaries, now available on Netflix.
Daniel has guest lectured on film and television scoring at UCLA. His music has been featured in major trailer campaigns from Disney, Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Brothers, as well as advertising campaigns for national brands like Audi, Perrier, UCLA, Budweiser, Ghirardelli, Blue Bottle Coffee, Capital One, Walmart, and more. He has scored flagship spots that aired during the Super Bowl and the Olympics. In 2012 he was one of 12 composers chosen from 300 applicants for the ASCAP Film & TV Scoring Workshop.
Daniel has composed music since his first piano lessons at age six and trained as a classical pianist through his teens. Largely self-taught as a composer, he has also studied with private teachers and mentors, including the late jazz pianist and wrecking-crew member, Michael Melvoin, and concert composer Ian Krouse, chair of composition and theory at the UCLA School of Music.