Sven Faulconer, originally from Belgium, is a Los Angeles-based composer for film and TV. He employs a wide and unique range of musical styles, as reflected in the varied list of credits acquired by him over the years. He recently co-wrote the score for Scream VI with Brian Tyler and his music for the 2023 Oscar winning documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ got a nomination at the ‘Hollywood Music in Media Awards’ awards. He also co-wrote the music for the Netflix comedy series ‘Unstable’ with Mark Foster and his score for the National Geographic documentary ‘The Last Ice’ got nominated for the Critics Choice Documentary Award. And his music can be heard in commercials like the Toyota Highlander Super Bowl ad.
His original approach in independent productions has resulted in numerous soundtracks with a very distinctive character, including the score for the Emmy-nominated National Geographic documentary ‘Into the Okavango’, ‘Blood Father’ (Amazon), ‘Wanderland’ (Amazon Prime) and ‘Assimilate’ (Netflix). A keen sense for collaboration and strong story-telling skills have earned him credits on movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Aquaman, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Ad Astra, Abominable, The Hunger Games series and Nightcrawler.
Beginning formal music training at age 8, Sven showed an early knack for improvisation and was soon writing his own pieces. Over the years he became a passionate clarinet player and performed a number of solo concertos with symphonic orchestra. His studies took him on an exciting journey starting in Ghent (Belgium), later moving to Rome to conclude his academic career in Los Angeles at the renowned UCLA Film Scoring Program. In addition to his own projects, Sven also has ongoing collaborations with several other composers including Brian Tyler, James Newton Howard, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Steve Jablonsky, Henry Jackman, Harry Gregson-Williams and Lorne Balfe.