After witnessing one of the greatest games in NFL history, in person, Jake ventures out to Adam Dorn’s studio. Adam is a versatile Composer who has worked on a wide variety of projects such as Showtime’s “Enemies,” and of course, one of the most popular Podcasts ever, “Serial” (season 3). Jake and Adam talk about all this and much more so have a listen! (see Adam’s bio below).
Multi-talented composer Adam Dorn has lent his expertise to countless feature films, television series and documentaries. Dorn’s music will be heard on Showtime’s upcoming docuseries, “Enemies,” from Oscar and Emmy-winning director Alex Gibney, premiering November 18. The four-part docuseries provides an in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI, and features a dark, melodic musical palette.
Dorn recently scored Season 3 of the Peabody-winning investigative journalism podcast, “Serial,” which holds an ongoing record as the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads and streams in iTunes’ history. Earlier this year, Dorn scored HBO’s critically acclaimed documentary and Sundance selection “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” directed by Emmy-winner Marina Zenovich. This was Dorn’s second collaboration with Zenovich, having previously scored the Emmy-nominated film “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic” which won the NAACP Image Award for Best Television Documentary.
Dorn’s other credits include scoring HBO’s Emmy-nominated docuseries, “The Weight of the Nation,” from thirty-one-time Emmy-winning producer Sheila Nevins and four time Emmy-winning producer John Hoffman; the trilogy reboot of the “Kickboxer” action film series; and Melissa McCarthy’s TV Land comedy, “Nobodies.” Additionally, Dorn scored the end credits for AMC’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated crime drama, “Better Call Saul,” and reimagined the music for ESPN’s iconic sports program, “Around The Horn,” hosted by Tony Reali.
Beyond his career as a composer of prestige documentaries, film and television, Dorn is a successful jazz-oriented dance music producer and DJ. Under the moniker Mocean Worker, his music can be heard in numerous films and television shows including “The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
Dorn is the son of renowned jazz and R&B producer Joel Dorn. Growing up, he was mentored by Grammy-winning producer and musician Marcus Miller and had the honor of working with jazz legend Miles Davis.
In conjunction to his apprenticeship with Miller, Dorn studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and is an accomplished bassist. He currently resides in Los Angeles after living in New York City for the better part of 25 years.