Michael Einziger has made a name for himself as the guitarist and composer for the multiple Grammy-nominated rock band, Incubus. After having sold over 16 million albums, penning 14 consecutive top-ten singles (including four #1 hits), he is now proving himself as a viable force in the world of film music. Einziger scored the documentary film God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, which offered a rare and previously unseen chronicling of Osbourne’s life as a troubled youth who found salvation in the formation of his revolutionary band, Black Sabbath.
While studying musical composition at Harvard, Einziger was invited to write the score for Bastard, a short film written and directed by Kirsten Dunst. Bastard stars Juno Temple, Lukas Haas and Brian Geraghty. Bastard was selected by the prestigious International Critics Week at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Einziger has also scored the documentary Nuclear Underground, in collaboration with Harvard Professor and science historian, Peter Galison. Nuclear Underground explored nuclear waste disposal and the complex set of environmental, political and moral debates. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Einziger contributed additional music to Walt Disney’s The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Einziger most recently finished scoring the indie film Scenic Route starring Josh Duhamel.
As a record producer, Einziger produced and recorded the Coconut Records album, Nighttiming, a collection of songs written by Jason Schwartzman, features guest appearances by Zooey Deschanel and Kirsten Dunst. Songs from Nighttiming include Summer Day, featured on the Spiderman 3 original soundtrack, Nighttiming, featured on the soundtrack for Funny People, and West Coast, featured in the movie Cloverfield as well as on the television show The OC.