Bram Gielen is a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist living in Toronto.
On the heels of a childhood and adolescence studying classical piano and playing in a ton of weird bands, he went on to study the double bass at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, graduating in 2008.
He has scored several advertisements and promotional videos, and his film music has been heard at international festivals in Cannes, Tokyo, Melbourne, Toronto, Austin, and Seattle. As an instrumentalist and arranger, he has performed and collaborated with a wide array of artists, including DIANA, The Mountain Goats, Allie X, Weaves, John Southworth, Patricia O'Callaghan, and the Queer Songbook Orchestra, to name only a very few. His work for the theatre includes the Dora Award-winning Brantwood (2015, book by Julie Tepperman and Mitchell Cushman, music co-composed with Anika and Britta Johnson); The Public House of Molly Macaulay (2016, book by Erin Shields); and Biggish Kids (2010).
The Mountain Goats - In League with Dragons (2019) - Guitar, piano, synthesizer
Allie X - Super Sunset (Analog Version) (2018) - Bass synthesizer
Joseph Shabason - Anne (2018) - Bass, piano
Bram Gielen - Greetings (2018) - Bass guitar, double bass, guitar, piano, synthesizer
Joseph Shabason - Aytche (2017) - Fretless bass
DIANA - Familiar Touch (2016) - Bass, synthesizer, piano
Weaves - [self-titled] (2016) - Synthesizer, organ (Juno award nomination, Best Alternative Album; Polaris Prize 2017 shortlist)
Ben Gunning - Massive Love (2015) - Bass, synthesizer
Thomas - When I'm Weak I'm Strong (2014) - Bass
DIANA - Perpetual Surrender (2013) - Bass (Polaris Prize 2014 longlist)