Canadian trumpet player/composer Julian Beutel is constantly seeking new ways of exploring music and sound. Trained in traditional jazz, Julian's interests have broadened to find ways of combining elements of improvised music with those of ambient electronic and contemporary classical music.
A passion for interdisciplinary art led to collaborating with director/animator Seth Boyden, composing the score of An Object at Rest (shortlisted for 2016 Oscars for Best Animated Short and winner of 2016 Student Academy Awards). Through his work with film makers and video game developers, Julian's music has been featured in festivals in France, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States, as well as on websites such as National Geographic, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Cartoon Brew.
Other interdisciplinary collaborations include: The Traveller (dance-theatre production featuring the music of Fellow Fellow), A Different Kind Of Sky (improvised processed trumpet to live animation at the Vortex Immersion Dome, Los Angeles Center Studios), and performing with Miroslav Tadic and Single Wing Turquoise Bird at the University of Southern California.
Julian holds a Master’s of Fine Arts (Jazz Trumpet) from the California Institute of the Arts (2014) and a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from Brandon University (2011). He has studied with musicians such as Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Larry Koonse, David Roitstein, Nyomen Wenten, Ajay Kapur, Owen Vallis, John Fumo, Joel Brennan, and Michael Cain, and worked for film composers Nima Fakhrara and Christopher Young.
Julian has recorded with Los Angeles artists Laura Jean Anderson, Bird Concerns, Fellow Fellow, and Travis Meador, and can be seen performing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with bands Slow Spirit, and Palm Trees.