About Jon Brion
Jon Brion, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, has helmed works by a number of world-renowned artists from across genres, including Brad Mehldau, Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, and many others.
Brion has also enjoyed a fruitful career in film scoring, working on such films as Magnolia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Synecdoche, New York. He and director Paul Thomas Anderson have had a particularly fruitful professional relationship, having worked on three films together: Magnolia, Hard Eight, and Punch-Drunk Love, the soundtrack for which was released on Nonesuch Records in 2002.
November 5, 2002
Jon Brion's score to Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love, starring Adam Sandler in a Golden Globe–winning performance, helped cement Brion's "reputation as a sonic translator of wistful, often silly, sometimes harrowing existential pathos," says the New York Times. "The score is alternately swooning and percussive, and it is as important an element as Mr. Sandler's performance."