Dan and Deryn Cullen [entropik]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
We are media composers and artists. Our speciality is cinematic music often featuring cello as a solo instrument. We compose across many different genres drawing from our own eclectic tastes and the demands of the film and TV industry.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
We are a composition partnership and the vast majority of our music is a joint effort. Occasionally we compose individually, but all of our work regardless of how it was conceived is presented under the name of Entropik.
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
Runner up - 2009 People's Music Awards
Humfest Film and Music Festival - Overall winners (short film score)
Our music has been placed in the following media:
Out of the Shadows (Dendrite Studios)
(Extreme ski film to be released in August 2010)
The Price of Oil (Aerial Filmworks)
(Short film featuring stunning aerial footage of the Gulf Coast pre-spill)
Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life (CITY interactive) - 2010
(PC game - part of the Chronicles of Mystery series)
Enfant (AdamR) - 2009
(won "best short film" and "best score" at Humfest 2009)
Wolf at the Door (Groovy Broomstick Productions) - 2009
(short film set in a post-apocalyptic world)
Le Cinquième Jour (David Forest Animation) - 2009
(won "Best Short Film" award at Cégep du Vieux Montréal)
TSA Video Game (US Homeland Security) - 2008
(Interactive training video made for staff straining at Homeland Security)
Bane (Amber Pictures) - 2008
(won "Best Horror Feature Film" award at the Los Angeles Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival; Shriek Fest 2008)
The Corpse Wore White (Mica Films) - 2007
(screened at the "Audience Choice Award Film Festival" 2007)
Please list discography in which you have participated.
See Awards section for film, TV and game credits
Hymn for the Lost (Wolf Remix) - Digital Download (2009)
Cellotronics - Digital Download (2009)
Reflections on Time - Digital Download (2007)
Lost in Marrakesh (from the album We Are to Answer by Ancient Astronauts) - CD & Digital Download, released by ESL Music (2009)
Manchester, Milwaukee and Like the Wind (from the album Soundcatcher by DJ Vadim) - CD and digital download, BBE Records (2007)
Sound on Sound - SOS Publications Group (2008)
Strings Magazine - String Letter Publishing (2008)
Music Teacher - Rhinegold Publishing (2009)
What was your musical education?
Dan is self taught: he got his first guitar at age 8 and began writing songs at age 12. As a cellist, Deryn went the classical route and obtained a music degree at the South African College of Music.
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
Longer ago than we care to mention
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
Peter Gabriel, Yo-Yo Ma and David Gilmour
Dan and Deryn Cullen
Leeds, United Kingdom