Reuven Herman is a film and visual media composer, conductor, and orchestrator, living and working in Los Angeles. He has composed music for major films, television shows, and video games, including STAR WARS: REBELS, JANE THE VIRGIN, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, AMC's HELL ON WHEELS, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, the PBS docuseries INDEPENDENT LENS, the Owlchemy Labs virtual reality game COSMONIOUS HIGH, and the Activision game JAMES BOND: 007 LEGENDS.
Reuven created an original orchestral score for the HARRY POTTER VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE. His most recent scoring project, THEY TURNED US INTO KILLERS, directed by Thomas Walton, features horror icons Michael Berryman ("The Hills Have Eyes") and Kane Hodder ("Friday the 13th" series). A lifelong student of the masters of classical music and scoring, Reuven composed a Bernard Hermannesque score for the psychological thriller THE VOICES featuring actress Lin Shaye ("There's Something About Mary", "Insidious"), and reimagined a 21st Century Frederic Chopin for the indie film NOCTURNE.
Reveun served as the inaugural conductor of the VIDEO GAME ORCHESTRA (VGO), a live ensemble including orchestra, choir, and rock band, dedicated to playing music from iconic video games featured in concerts around the world. He conducted THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS orchestral suite at the Berklee College of Music, in celebration of legendary Lord of the Rings composer HOWARD SHORE receiving his honorary doctorate. In 2019, Reuven conducted the ORQUESTA FILARMÓNICA DE BOCA DEL RÍO in Veracruz, Mexico, in a concert of cinematic music including his own composition "Crying Floorboards".
Reuven has been writing music nearly his entire life. He began playing piano at age 4, and within a short time he was already writing short pieces of music, first for solo piano, and later for larger ensembles (helpfully performed on a Korg 01/W synthesizer). He studied jazz piano during high school, and performed with various jazz, pop, and rock bands. Following a three-year stint in the Israeli Navy, Reuven attended the RIMON SCHOOL OF JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC near Tel Aviv, where he focused on film scoring, while founding, leading, and playing keyboards in The Spinning Wheels, a 10-piece funk-rock band. He continued his studies at the BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC in Boston where his original composition, "Now What", was selected as the commencement processional to be performed at his own graduation ceremony.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Reuven has continued to score films, television, and video games, as well as producing multiple soundtrack albums. He has collaborated with composers including KEVIN KINER, PENKA KOUNEVA, and DAVID SCHWARTZ, and his music has been featured in numerous hit television series. Reuven has also served as the Vice President of the ACADEMY OF SCORING ARTS, dedicated to furthering the craft and study of scoring, since 2014.