Max Aruj is a composer born and raised in Los Angeles. He composed and conducted arrangements for Gryffin at Coachella 2019. His latest feature release is Crawl (2019), produced by Sam Raimi, and directed by Alexandre Aja. He composed additional music on Mission: Impossible – Fallout for Lorne Balfe, and on The Crown, for Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams. This past year he wrote additional music on HBO’s His Dark Materials.
Aruj began his studies at the age of six in classical and jazz piano. Aruj went on to receive a Bachelor’s in Music Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he studied composition with Stephen Hartke and piano with Daniel Pollack.
Aruj’s latest episodic release is This Is Football (Amazon Prime), for 14th Street Music, a six-part series that will look at the stories behind the world’s most popular sport, now streaming on Amazon. Aruj is also a board member for Vox Artivism, a non-profit organization provides music education through project-based learning experiences for kids. He is the composer for Well Played Studios, a full service VR/AR firm specializing in interactive content and gaming experiences.