producer | composer | sound designer | recording artist
As a music producer, Brent Daniels (also professionally known as “Free”) is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and singer. Co-founder of Hednoize, the last band to the bear the legendary Wax-Trax! imprint, Brent recorded and released the self-produced electronic LP Searching For The End to critical acclaim. Aside Hednoize’s focus on groundbreaking sound design and solid song craftsmanship, the cinematic sonic undertones of the release foreshadowed Brent’s role as film composer and post production sound designer: in 2009 Brent scored the ambitious independent feature film A Lonely Place For Dying (featuring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell & Michael Wincott), as well as acting as sound designer, and co-producing the film. In 2011 Brent's score for A Lonely Place For Dying was honored with an award for excellence in original music at Utah's Park City Film Music festival. During its extensive festival run the film won a total of 25 awards at festivals across the globe, including 18 for Best Picture.
As a remixer and hired gun programmer, Brent has worked with Marcella Detroit (Shakespeare’s Sister, Eric Clapton), Rick Knowles & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Stevie Nicks), Thomas Dolby (Headspace/Beatnik), and Mick Jones (Foreigner), with The Cult. As a recording artist, Brent’s music has been used extensively in feature films (including Charlie’s Angels, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Homegrown, Gossip, The Skulls, Behind Enemy Lines, The Lake House), television (“Mad Men,” “Burn Notice,” “La Femme Nikita”) and trailers (Blade Runner [re-release], Terminator: Salvation, Soul Men, Flight Of The Phoenix).
A passionate advocate for education, liberal arts and technology studies, since 1993 Brent has concurrently performed in over 2000 primary & secondary schools and universities across the United States, entertaining and teaching a million students & faculty about electronic music production and the importance of education.