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Dan Romer ’04 Earns Emmy Nomination

“Unbroken Circle” is part of Romer’s acclaimed original score for the limited series, Station Eleven.

The creator of Station Eleven, Patrick Somerville, and its Director Hiro Murai tasked Dan Romer ’04 (studio composition) with creating a score where the cello represents the virus that has wiped out most of human civilization in a post-apocalyptic world for the HBOMax limited series. 

The result is an emotional and powerful score that has earned Romer an Emmy nomination in the category of “Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)” for “Unbroken Circle.”

Read more about Romer’s score and watch an interview about his process.

Romer is an award-winning composer, songwriter, and music producer. He wrote the score for the four-time Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild (Searchlight), which earned him the LA Film Critics Award for Best Music Score, among others.

He composed scores for Maniac (Netflix), Good Doctor (ABC), Beasts of No Nation (Netflix), Atypical (Netflix), Skin (A24), and the Emmy award-winning series Ramy (Hulu), as well as composing music for Ubisoft’s flagship video game Far Cry 5.

Romer has produced several worldwide hit singles for many acclaimed artists, including A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s Grammy-winning “Say Something” and Shawn Mendes’s “Treat You Better.”