Derek Cianrance


With over 3000 commissions to his name and feature credits that include the critical favorite My Dog Tulip (2010) and Sundance pic I Melt With You (2011), Avarese is emerging as an important figure in cinematic music scoring. A life-long musician, he began studying classical piano at the age of four and by the age of seven he was performing recitals with classical music ensembles. His goal on Destiny is not only to deliver an emotionally compelling score, but to create a hybrid of cinematic and indigenous sounds that may serve as an example for future international co-productions. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, teaching film sound in the Cinema & Television department.