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A native of Los Angeles, Daniel Wyman studied composition, musicology, and film scoring (B.M., M.A.) at the University of Southern California, and later a doctorate in composition and ethnomusicology from The University of Natal, South Africa. His principal instructors include Fredrick Lesemann, Ingolf Dahl, and David Raksin. working with electronic music pioneer, Paul Beaver, Dr. Wyman began composing for movies by joining producer/director John Carpenter to create the music for Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog, and the original Halloween. During this period he wrote the principal manual on the Moog modular analog synthesizer, for Robert Moog and the Norlin Music Company.

As a co-founder of the electronic music recording studio, Sound Arts, Dr. Wyman created numerous sound tracks as electronic orchestrator and sound designer. Included in these productions are National Geographic Specials, credits in Missing, Apocalypse Now, Close But Free, Delusion, Fade to Black, the Broadway musical Baby, and the Darkroom television series (ABC TV). He has created music for the Ice Capades, commercials including Timex to Blue Cross, and electronic programming for numerous hit recordings by Earth Wind and Fire, Donna summers, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, Diana Ross, Black Sabbath, Little Feat, Devo, Angel, and many more. Dr. Wyman's feature film composition credits include The Return, Hellnight,, Without Warning, Metamorphosis, and The Lawnmower Man.

Dr. Wyman has written concert music for various ensembles and electro-acoustic combinations, including chamber concertos for viola, cello, saxophone and bassoon. He has had commissions from the Stuttgart Days for New Music, Musik der Jahrhundert Festivals, San Jose Dance Theatre, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and the Times Square Music Ensemble, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In co-production with saxophonist William Trimble, Dr. Wyman released two CDs entitled Duo for Saxophone and Composer, and Explorations, available through Gnorble Music.

Since 1988, Dr. Wyman and his wife, Dr. Marilyn Wyman (professor, Art History, SJSU), have pursued studies and projects focusing on the arts in South Africa. They have worked with the University of Natal, Durban, the University of Durban, Westville, and the Trade Union Research Projects.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

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