Silas Hite is an Emmy award winning composer, who has written beautiful music for some of the biggest video games and television shows of the past decade. In his office, you'll find a large collection of unique instruments. He loves to play drums, guitar, bass, synths, keys, accordion, mandolin, organ and percussion instruments from around the world.
His eclectic discography and musical curiosity made him the ideal candidate to compose the score for HBO's latest cooking competition show, "The Big Brunch", created and hosted by "Schitt's Creek" legend, Dan Levy. The series follows a group of chefs as they showcase their cooking skills, and discuss the connection between food and culture.
"The studio was still figuring out the sound of the show when I was brought onboard as composer," says Hite. "They knew they wanted an elegant yet fun sound." Since he had already worked with the production company on "Chef's Table", Silas was confident he could bring a modern classical elegance to the show.
"The fun part came when we started adding jazz elements to the score, particularly drums. I began studying jazz drumset when I was eleven and continued through college, but I'm not asked to use those skills very often. It was validating and satisfying to put all those years of practice to good use!"
"The Big Brunch" is now streaming on HBO Max. Be sure to watch, and more importantly, listen.