Silas Hite is an Emmy nominated artist and composer currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. His commercial scores have garnered a Cyber Gold Lion award from Cannes, a Grand Effie Award and Adweek's Spot of the Year.
He has written memorable scores for some of the biggest video games and television shows of the past ten years and contributed music to both blockbuster and independent films. He has a large collection of unique instruments and plays many of them on his projects. He loves to play drums, guitar, bass, synth, keys, accordion, mandolin, organ and percussion instruments from around the world.
He began his career at Mutato Muzika, Mark Mothersbaugh's music studio, as an in-house composer and musician. Over the span of seven very productive years, he learned the craft of creating both mainstream and mutated music.
Now as a freelance composer, producer and songwriter, Silas still creates scores but also carves out time to collaborate with songwriters and bands while continuing to create illustrations and drawings for galleries, magazines, and publications.
As an artist, Silas has shown in galleries across the country. His artistic career began in Tucson, Arizona where he studied art, music and business at the University of Arizona, earning a Fine Arts Studies degree in 2003.
With an increasing interest in his visual art, Silas is showing at more galleries in both group and solo exhibitions. While his early gallery shows typically featured mostly audio installations and performance art, in recent years he has begun to show sketches and illustrations, detailed pen and ink stippled drawings, and acrylic paintings.
This shift in mediums has led to a rising number of freelance illustration jobs, both in print and on the web.
"When the music in me slows down I pick up a pen and draw. When the ink begins to flow less easily, I trade the pen for an instrument and resume where I left off with a renewed sense of purpose. It's a symbiotic creative relationship between art and music. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to tap into it and spend my days creating." - Silas Hite