"Renner's music reflects a natural beauty"
- Daniel Mescher, Colorado Public Radio
"Renner’s soulful vocals and R&B sense impart the music with a human quality not often found in [electronic] music."
- Josh Johnson, The Denver Post
Sean Renner continues to forge a unique musical path defined by his film and television scoring that combines organic-electronic production with modern orchestral instrumentation, and the inimitably soulful sound worlds he creates for his groundbreaking recording projects and his captivating loop-based live performance.
Renner's feature film and television credits include additional music composer and string arranger on the T-Street / MRC feature film "Fair Play", which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, and additional music composer, arranger, and orchestrator on the Sky Television/Hulu series "Das Boot" (the sequel to the iconic 1981 film), which won the 2022 Hollywood Music in Media Award for "Best Score for a Foreign TV Series", and which has received 9 German Television Academy nominations including 2 for “Best Music”. His credits also include composing and producing the scores for Sterling Macer Jr.'s 2020 thriller feature film "Double Down", Violet Wave Productions' heartfelt 2021 drama "Spring", and Cairo Smith's 2022 psychological thriller "Screwdriver". In 2019 he was nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith Award for the song "Underwater" which he performed and co-composed with Matthias Weber for the feature film "The Tobacconist". Renner also worked as an additional arranger, programmer, and orchestrator on the film's score, which received an Austrian Academy Award nomination for “Best Score”. Renner also composed and produced the score for the Podcast Academy Award-nominated audio fiction series "The Madness of Chartrulean" from Packhowl Media, for which features performances by the Invoke String Quartet.
Renner has also scored dozens of short narrative, documentary, and animated films including Jenna Caravello's award-winning short animated film "Frontier Wisdom,” which screened at Slamdance 2019, her short film "More Than Binary", created for the United Nations' "He for She" project supporting global gender equality, Rezistor Films' short horror film "A Perfect Circle", winner of the Audience Award at The Method Fest Los Angeles, 2020, and Bill Boodell's short film "Moon Under Scorpio", for which he was nominated for "Best Score" at the 2020 LA 48-Hour Film Festival.
Renner's most recent solo work, "Flora", was featured on Colorado Public Radio’s Open Air music sampler and The Denver Post’s “Steal This Track”. "Flora" collects four double-sided singles that each represent a distinct period of Renner's time spent living in Colorado from 2010 to 2016. With “Flora”, Renner places his ethereal vocal stylings at the forefront, surrounding them with spacious, manicured electronic-organic music that puts him comfortably in the vein of other downtempo electronic, and indie R&B artists like James Blake, Little Dragon, and Lykke Li. Flora creates a sonic environment that is warm and inviting, and that shines an intimate light into Renner's world. Music from Renner's previous albums has been featured in a number of films and television series including MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" and MTV's "True Life".
On stage, Renner has created an uncompromising loop-based performance with over 160 shows throughout the United States and Canada, in which he single-handedly brings to life the distinctive vocal styling and electronic production he skillfully manicures on his records.
Sean Renner is based in Los Angeles, California and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Music Composition & Performance from the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts.