Bruce Faulconer is an American composer and record producer, who writes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, and various instrumental, and choral music groups. Faulconer, who was born on September 10, 1951, in Dallas, Texas, received advanced musical training in composition at the University of Texas with composers Hunter Johnson, Karl Korte, Joseph Schwantner, and Eugene Kurtz. While studying at the University of Texas at Austin, he was awarded a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Composition. He has also received two Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Ohio State University as a composer in residence. He is the owner and founder of Faulconer Productions, and CakeMix Recording studio.
Faulconer records much of his music at CakeMix Recording, including 243 episodes of series Dragon Ball Z on Cartoon Network, 3 seasons of Your New House on the Discovery Channel, Your House and Home, To Life on iLife, Reality of Speed on Spike and Speed Channel, Bass Champs on HDNet and the Outdoor Channel, and sound design for 2 seasons of the infamous Cheaters in syndicated television, and sound design and surround sound mix for Lady Death, the motion picture, and audio post for HD shows including Higher Definition, PASSPORT LOVE, and Higher Definition Take 2. His television music for Dragon Ball Z, commissioned by FUNimation, began with season 3, episode 67/68 in 1999 and continued through the end of the series in 2003 with episode 291. It received ratings as the Nielsen Number One Rated show in Children’s Programming for Cable TV (awarded 3 times, from 2001-2003).Faulconer created a 9 album soundtracks series with almost 9 hours of his Dragon Ball Z television musical score, which was recorded and mastered at CakeMix Recording.
Faulconer also writes music for feature films. In 2013, he composed the music for the feature film, Bystander Theory. After that, he worked on the feature film score for War and Honor. The music for the feature film Scenes in the Dark, a musical play within a movie, was scored and music-produced by Faulconer and won a prestigious Gold Award in the Houston International Film Festival. Faulconer’s music has been acknowledged by numerous national and international performances and first prizes from competitions sponsored by organizations including the Elkhart Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, the World Saxophone Congress (second prize), as well as recognition from the International Gaudeamus Music Week, the Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo, and the Texas Manuscript Archives.
Faulconer has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, Midwestern Composers Alliance, McLean-Paris Foundation, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, violist David Lowe, Bethany College, Texas Composers Forum, Texas Sesquicentennial Commission, North Texas City Faire Arts Project, the MacDowell Colony, and BMI. Faulconer has also received commissions from the Voices of Change, Bethany College, Marygrove College, and the University of Texas Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Other commissioned works composed by Faulconer include film scores (Scenes in the Dark, Lebensborn, Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug), PBS National Television documentaries (Tornado Alert, Fiesta in the Sky, Fire! What You Need to Know, Locked Out of the American Dream, The Writing Coach), and commercial music production for television and radio. One of his many commissions, “Washington-on-the-Brazos, a Symphonic Poem,” received a premiere by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The San Antonio Symphony also performed “Washington-on-the-Brazos” on tour in Texas and performed it for the National League of Cities Mayoral National Conference. Faulconer also has guest conducted the Mesquite Symphony in performances of “Washington-on-the-Brazos.”
My collection includes the following work by Bruce Faulconer:
Concerto for Trumpet and MIDI Consort, “Souls of the Faithful Departed.”