My name is Brett Darmetko and I write music for film, television, and video games. When I began with piano and drums I was drawn to challenging myself technically and emotionally. As my colleague has said, writing music is like having an intimate relationship with the most unstable person imaginable. When writing I primarily manipulate synthesized and sampled sounds and my style is impacted largely by hip hop, electronic and ambient music. My scores and music are made up of both conventional music and unconventional sounds and I enjoy manipulating an unusual sound into something emotional and musical. I try to use music to communicate what can't be said and to introduce a new way to understand an idea.
I composed the music for See You Yesterday, a sci-fi short film about the Black Lives Matter movement executive produced by Spike Lee. The film is currently being featured on HBO after placing in the American Black Film Festival. My music has been featured in commercials and award-winning films that have been presented at festivals around the world, including Cannes Court Métrage, South by Southwest, and Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival. We recently won Best of Festival at the Hip Hop Film Festival, which I was especially proud of.