Bijan Olia is an Iranian-American composer/producer. Growing up in Massachusetts, Bijan once dreamt of tickling the ivories at Boston’s Symphony Hall. At Baltimore’s Peabody Institute he majored in composition/computer music and thus a lifelong passion was born. His love of storytelling brought him to composing for visual media. After completing the BMI Composing for the Screen Workshop in New York City, Bijan packed his bags and headed to Los Angeles.
Since then, Bijan has written the music for the feature romantic comedy Better Half as well as additional music for the Freeform TV Series Siren, Warner Brothers’ Lego DC Superheroes: Brain Drain, and the virtual reality video game Resident Evil VII Biohazard. In 2017 he was selected as a fellow for the Sundance Institute Composers Lab. As a producer/songwriter his music was featured in the soundtrack for Paramount Pictures 80 for Brady. He’s collaborated with Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter J. Hoard, and co-founded Foam Collective, a songwriting and record production team.
Bijan also remains active in writing music for the concert hall, having completed commissions by the Oak Tree Group for Streicher, Tasti et Bizarreries (Piano Quartet with toy piano and melodica) and the Contemporary Performance Collective of Los Angeles for Four One Oh! (a piece for two harps). Away from the joys of music, Bijan enjoys cheering for the Boston Red Sox and fantasizing about becoming the next Jonathan Gold, through his Los Angeles food travels.