Born in New York, Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie grew up fixated on a career in professional tennis, and was brought up under the wings of 1963 Wimbledon champion Chuck McKinley.
A tragic knee injury ended his career at the young age of sixteen. After receiving a tip from an old friend, and a ride from Santa Fe New Mexico, Adam ventured to Austin, Texas where he lived in a cloud of fog for 10 years, until moving to Europe and finding a better quality of life. Adam is probably best known for his work as founder of seminal musical projects Stars of the Lid and A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Wiltzie has written the original scores for several film and television productions including Salero, The Yellow Birds and Iris. He also collaborated with Jóhann Jóhannsson on his scores for The Theory of Everything and Arrival, and wrote two of the main themes with Dustin O'Halloran in the 2016 Oscar-nominated film Lion. Early 2018 he will release the score for upcoming American drama film, The Burning Woman, directed by Jake Scott, starring Christina Hendricks and Sienna Miller.