Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

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About Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

Composers and musicians Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein first met at a Dallas skate park as teenagers. ∙ Dixon and Stein have been members of S U R V I V E, an Austin band known for its use of analog synthesizers, for more than a decade. ∙ Before composing the Stranger Things score, Stein repaired and sold used synthesizers and Dixon worked in software design. ∙ Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer heard S U R V I V E’s music on The Guest’s soundtrack and asked if the band might be interested in scoring their series. ∙ The Duffer Brothers used Dixon and Stein’s music as inspiration during the casting process for Stranger Things. ∙ In 2017, Dixon and Stein won an Emmy Award (Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music) for Stranger Things. ∙ Dixon and Stein scored the indie film Native Son as well as several series, including Butterfly, Spheres: Songs of Spacetime, and Valley of the Boom.


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