Jeff Herriott

COMPOSING IS THE WAY I explore the imagination, my way to invent and share delicate aural spaces. My compositions have been described as “colorful…darkly atmospheric” (New York Times), “hypnotic” (, and “incredibly soft, beautiful, and delicate” (Computer Music Journal). I am active as a collaborator in a range of musical styles, including with my sleepy rock/ ambient project Bell Monks; with the heavy metal band Realmbuilder; as a laptop composer/ improviser with Skewed and Such and Sonict; and most recently as a film composer on the 2015 existential horror western, Bone Tomahawk. I am a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where I am the coordinator of the Media Arts and Game Development Program and teach courses in music composition, audio, multimedia, and music technology. –