Noah Agruss

Noah Agruss

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Composer Noah Agruss is known for his expressive music and collaborative spirit. Whether creating music cues for the 2008 Beijing Olympics on NBC or scoring a film such as the Lions Gate thriller FIVE FINGERS starring Laurence Fishburne and Ryan Phillippe, Noah brings versatility to the work.

Biography

Independent feature films and animations are among Noah's scoring credits along with commercials spots,
including Pearle Vision (Addy Award nominated), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Busch Beer and Sonic Drive-ins,
and numerous documentaries aired on PBS and The History Channel. Noah's edgy arrangements for Vitamin
Records pay homage to pop artists as varied as Radiohead, Slipknot, Michael Bublé, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
The Killers, Celtic Woman, Peter Gabriel, Jet, Van Morrison and Deftones. His string quartet tribute to Paramore's
"Hallelujah" was recently featured on Fox network's So You Think You Can Dance.

Agruss also pens music and songs for original productions by B Street Theatre in Sacramento, co-founded by
writer/director Buck Busfield and his brother, actor/producer Tim Busfield (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,
Without a Trace, The West Wing, etc.). There, the premiere of Lune - Pronounced Loony by playwright Kira
Obolensky featured Noah's cartoon music influenced score. His work on original children's musicals at
B Street has included The Golden Harp by Greg Alexander and Jackie Robinson: Safe at Home by Tony D'Juan.

Noah began piano lessons early in Sacramento and studied guitar for seven years with local guitar hero Tom
Phillips of Redwing. Agruss performed in jazz, rock and pop bands through High School then landed a spot at
Berklee College of Music, in Boston, where he studied guitar and music theory. Fueled by a move to Hollywood
to play in bands and work as a studio musician and engineer Noah's interest in composing grew, and he returned
to in-depth study at San Francisco State University. He found a mentor there in Pulitzer Prize winning composer
Wayne Peterson plus, encouragement from concert band legend Roger Nixon, composer Herb Bielawa and
multimedia artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman-Leeson (Strange Culture and Teknolust starring Tilda Swinton).
In San Francisco Agruss co-founded New Release Alliance (a group of composers staging new chamber works),
studied piano with Tom Constanten (The Grateful Dead), learned scoring technique from film composer
Dan Wyman (The Lawnmower Man) and mastered orchestration and sampling technologies.

Noah Agruss has returned to Los Angeles to create music for Film and Television. Today, Noah works from his
studio in Culver City and welcomes all inquiries from film makers, clients and agents alike.

Discography

CREDITS

FILM

FEATURES

FIVE FINGERS
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
(Credited as: "Additional Music by")
A Lions Gate/Element Films production
Starring: Laurence Fishburne and Ryan Phillippe

SEANCE
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Produced by: Rick Vasquez / 4 Lane Productions
Starring: Corey Feldman and Adam West

INDIAN COWBOY
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Director: Nikhil Kamkolkar/Kamkol Productions
Starring: Sheetal Sheth and Deep Katdare

SHORTS

TRAINER
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Director: Glenn Davis/Glenn Davis Productions
Starring: Lisa McCluskey
Menlo Park Film Festival

STARDUST
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Immersiv Entertainment/Balboa-Diviny Productions
Writer: Sean Diviny/Director: Art Chudabala
The Method Festival

MEET ME IN THE MORNING
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Writer / Director: Josh Rifkin

ANIMATED SHORTS

PRIME ORDEAL
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Game Pilot/Created by Keith Hunter
(Director of Modelling, Rhythm & Hues)
Los Angeles Film Festival

REGINA COELI
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Directed by Maria Elena Rodriguez
(Animation Manager, THE SIMPSONS)
San Francisco Film Festival

THEATER

B STREET THEATRE
Sacramento, CA
Founders: Buck and Tim Busfield
(Lipstick Jungle, Without a Trace, West Wing, etc.)

THE GOLDEN HARP
(An Original Musical for Children)
Original Music by Noah Agruss
Written and Directed by Greg Alexander

DOUBT
Pullizer Prize Play by John Patrick Shanley
Composer, Original Music by Noah Agruss
Directed by McKenna Dabbs

RUMPELSTLITSKIN
Original Music by Noah Agruss
Original Adaptation by Jerry Montoya

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
Composer, Original Music by Noah Agruss
Original Adaptation by David Pierini
(from Mark Twain's “Prince and the Pauper�)

LUNE: PRONOUNCED LOONY
Original Production - World Premiere
Composer, Original Music: Noah Agruss
Written by Kira Obolensky/Directed by Buck Busfield

FANTASY FESTIVAL - 2007 and 2008
Music Director/Arranger Noah Agruss
Director Buck Busfield

JOHNNY TREMAIN
Music Director/Composer/Arranger: Noah Agruss
Original Adaptation by Richard Helleson
(from “Johnny Tremain� by Ester Forbes)
Directed by Buck Busfield

THE PRINCESS & THE PAUPER
Composer, Original Music by Noah Agruss
Original Adaptation by Dave Pierini
(from “Prince and the Pauper� by Mark Twain)
Directed by Jerry Montoya

ALEXANDER: WHO’S NOT, NOT, NOT,
NOT, NOT, NOT GOING TO MOVE
Music Director/Arranger Noah Agruss
Directed by Dave Pierini

TREASURE ISLAND
Composer, Original Music by Noah Agruss
Original Adaptation by Jerry Montoya
(from Robert Louis Stevenson book)
Directed by Buck Busfield

JACKIE ROBINSON: SAFE AT HOME
Composer, Original Music by Noah Agruss
Original Musical written by Tony D’Juan
Directed by Buck Busfield

ALEXANDER’S TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE,
NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
Music Director/Arranger: Noah Agruss
Directed by Buck Busfield

BEGGARS STRIKE
Music Director/Composer/Arranger: Noah Agruss
Directed by Buck Busfield

FROG & TOAD
Music Director/Arranger: Noah Agruss
Directed by Greg Alexander

California Stage Theater:
THE SUNSHINE BOYS
Composer, Original Music: Noah Agruss
Director Dennis Wilkerson
Starring Mitch Agruss, Dan Harlan, Greg Alexander

Sacramento Theatre Company:
CYRANO - 2008 Season
Sound Design & Music Direction by Noah Agruss
OF MICE AND MEN - 2007 Season
Sound Design by Noah Agruss

CHAMBER MUSIC

"Eight Decades" - Original work by Noah Agruss
Piano, Noah Agruss; Violin, Janna Jacoby

"Big Rig" - Original by Noah Agruss
The String Quartet Tribute to: The Killers/on Vitamin

UNITED NATIONS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
TRIBUTE CONCERT - City of San Francisco
“Three Chinese Poems� by Noah Agruss

TELEVISION

FOX

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
Original Arrangement by Noah Agruss
"Hallelujah" - Vitamin Records
The String Quartet Tribute to PARAMORE
Final Dance: Season 4: Show 9: 2008

NBC

2008 OLYMPIC GAMES / Beijing
Original Music Cues by
Noah Agruss & Michael Andreas

PBS

CELESTIAL EMPIRE
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Produced by Power Sports International
“Hong Kong - City of Light"
“Archeology�
“Beijing�
“Art of Dining�
“Diversity�

HISTORY CHANNEL

IN SEARCH OF HISTORY
Original Music by Noah Agruss
Music Director Michael Andreas
Produced by Weller-Grossman Productions
“Paul the Apostle" (narrated by Martin Sheen)
“Potions and Poisons"
“The Kings: From Babylon to Baghdad"
“Saint Peter: The Rock"
“Joseph: The Silent Saint�

TV COMMERCIAL SPOTS

HYUNDAI - "HyundaiUSA.com"
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Joy Park/Aries Media Productions, Hollywood, CA

TOPS SUPER MARKETS - "See the Savings"
Composer, Original Score by Noah Agruss
Barkley/Evergreen, Kans