Derek Muro is a composer of music focused on the associative properties of sound related to emotion, memory and perception. He’s created musical works for film, video games, interactive media, branded content, dance, theater and concert listening. A member of the group Violet Sands, he’s also contributed to the industry as an orchestrator, synthesist and DJ.
Recent work has developed from a fluidly improvised live performance integrating saxophone, keyboard instruments and found sound with live electronics, combining strains of ambient, new classical, drone & balearic music with lo-fi minimalism.
As a partner at YouTooCanWoo, Derek has created the score for multiple short films such as the animated Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere and Webby Award-winner Coke Habit, and have had works performed at BAM, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and European festivals. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard Pre-College program.