Nathan Halpern

Nathan Halpern

 Brooklyn, New York, USA

Nathan Halpern is a Brooklyn film composer & singer/songwriter, best known for his haunting score to HBO Films' MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (2012). His cinematic, string-laden, darkly romantic love songs have been described as 'Roy Orbison as seen through the twisted prism of Pulp.'


Nathan Halpern is a Brooklyn-based composer and singer/songwriter, best known for his haunting film scores to such films as HBO Films' MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (winner of the 2013 Peabody Award), and Robert Redford's ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN REVISITED. His film music has been compared to Arvo Part, Philip Glass, and Angelo Badalamenti.

He brings this "hauntingly Lynchian" (New York Music Daily) cinematic sensibility to his string-laden, darkly romantic love songs, described by Lucid Culture as 'Roy Orbison as seen through the twisted prism of Pulp.' compares his singing style to the "urgent, powerful baritone of a 1950s crooner, a voice at once vulnerable and masculine." Of his lyrics, THE DELI says: "The man isnt afraid to go 'all in' when revealing the most intimate truths of
love the ones that are so drenched in passion
and regret that most of us prefer to bury them."

As founder/frontman of NYC art-punks The Flesh, he put out several acclaimed records & EPs on Kanine Records (Grizzly Bear, Chairlift) and Gern Blandsten (Liars). They performed extensively throughout the USA and Europe, sharing the stage such luminaries as Ted Leo, The Gossip, Suicide, James Chance, and Tom Tom Club.

Halpern is currently completing an album of songs, and several film scores, including THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK, a noir murder tale for PBS.


"Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" - Copticon Music
"New York: The Next Wave" (The Flesh) - Kanine Records
"Death Connection" (The Flesh) - Kanine Records
"Sweet Defeat" (The Flesh) - Gern Blandsten Records
"The Flesh" (The Flesh) - Gern Blandsten Records
"Firetower" (The Flesh) - Gern Blandsten Records

"All the President's Men Revisited" (Robert Redford/Discovery)
"Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (HBO Films)
"Makers: Women Who Make America" (Meryl Streep/PBS)
"Renee" (ESPN Films"

Set List

Skye of Diamonds
Drown in Ecstasy
Sleeping in My Grave
What She Wants
Don't Hold Your Head too High
By My Side
Time to Fall in Love
Young Love
Wait for Me
I Only Have Eyes for You