Darien is from Detroit where he studied piano as a child and received a BA in Music from Oakland University. After moving to Los Angeles, Darien worked in theatre, film and television as a composer, arranger, musical director and pianist. In 2000, he completed a Master of Music in Composition at University of Redlands. He has received several awards for his work including the Bay Area Drama Critics Award for Outstanding Musical Score (Some Love), University of Redlands Composer of the Year, and 5 Desert Theatre League Awards including Best Original Musical (The Incredibly Awesome Pied Piper). Darien's CD, "Now" is a collection of acoustic folk songs that he has performed at theatres, coffee houses and college campuses across the country. "Now" is available to download for free from this site . Darien's CD, "Grand Pop" is available to download free from this site. Lyrics and album art are here also.
Darien Martus's 4th album release, "Pianosophy" is dance music with a philosophical soul and charted as a Hot New Release in Dance/Pop on Amazon.com. The title track is free to download from this site.
"We Are Mountains", Darien's solo piano/vocal album was released on 10/1/13 and is available by clicking the widget on the right side of this page.
5 of Darien's albums are available at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Spotify and most other online music retailers.
This link will take you to a complete list of Darien's musicals, their production dates and info: http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsM/martus-darien.html