is a soundtrack composer and pianist whose work spans a wide range of musical styles. He provides complete soundtrack creation services for creative projects and events. He currently serves as resident composer for the University of Utah Children's Dance Theatre
, where he enjoys collaborating with a diverse team of choreographers and other artists. He has toured with a traveling circus
as a composer, bandleader and keyboardist for over 500 performances, and he has written and recorded scores for unique projects
by many small companies and independent artists across the United States.
Tristan creates music that supports narrative and character development with varied palettes of sound and orchestration. His multilayered scores carefully blend acoustic instrumentation with detailed electronic programming to evoke a nuanced spectrum of emotions and energies.
Tristan's piano improvisations are notable for their expressive range and technical versatility. His longest musical performance to date ("Reverie") consisted of an uninterrupted 12-hour piano solo.
With over 18 years of professional experience as a dance accompanist, Tristan has played for classes at the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance, the Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program, Oakland Ballet, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, the American College Dance Festival, and many other companies and programs.
He studied music, theatre, and dance at Amherst College, the University of Paris X-Nanterre, and the Schola Cantorum in Paris.
Tristan's experience has encompassed many professional roles over the years: composer, director, scriptwriter, stage manager, music director/bandleader, production assistant, sound technician, music consultant, music editor, and orchestra pit musician.