• AARON MIRMAN-HESLIN

composer / songwriter / producer

Welcome


My name is Aaron Mirman-Heslin and I am a Brooklyn-based composer, songwriter, and producer.

I’m currently signed to SONGS Music Publishing. I’m passionate about using music as a narrative medium, whether it’s for sync to picture or music for its own sake.

My most recent film projects include The Discoverers (Griffin Dunne, Cara Buono, Madeleine Martin; directed by Justin Schwarz), and Friends and Romans (Michael Rispoli, Annabella Sciorra, Tony Sirico; directed by Chris Kublan). These follow years of composing for television shows on Nickelodeon, AMC, National Geographic, and others, as well as a host of short form projects.

Previously, I spent six years as a creative director and composer at duotone audio group, a music production company with studios in Tribeca and Santa Monica. While there, I had the good fortune to work on a number of exciting projects; and in particular I was able to work with some amazing artists, bringing their musical talents to visual media. Writing and/or music production credits include: The Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, Hilary Duff, Prince Royce, Christina Milian, Yelle. Advertising projects I took on while at duotone earned multiple CLIOs, ADCs, a GRANDY, and a Cannes Lions Grand Prix.

I am also an avid cook, a second degree black belt in Hapkido, and am ranked as one of the top ten mnemonists in the country.

The Broken Crowns

My band, The Broken Crowns, is a collaboration with Lissa Farquhar and John Schmitt. It began with a song, a commission for the titles of a 2011 documentary film. We had each co-written in pairs, but this was the first time we all wrote together; we clicked immediately, so we continued to write together after that initial success, and soon our repertoire grew.

We started playing live shows as The Broken Crowns, and before long we were drawing crowds at notable venues: The Bowery Electric as part of CMJ; an artist spotlight performance at Google’s Creative Labs; The Bitter End, for the NY Songwriters Circle; and headlining the opening night of NYC’s Union Square summer concert series.

In April 2016 we released their debut EP, a folk-tinged yet thoroughly modern debut that is by turns nostalgic, energetic, pensive, and playful. Now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, and other digital music stores.

Visual Media / Recent Work

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The Discoverers

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The Discoverers

Bubble Guppies "Elephant Trunk a Dunk"

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Bubble Guppies

The Greenhorns

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The Greenhorns

A Husky Story (for Kiehl's)

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A Husky Story (for Kiehl's)

Friends and Romans

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Friends and Romans

Dora the Explorer "I'm The Best" (with Hilary Duff)

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Dora the Explorer