Adam Dorn


Composer, songwriter, producer, recording artist and bassist Adam Dorn has lent his expertise to countless feature films, television series and documentaries.

Dorn’s music be heard on Showtime’s recent docuseries, Enemies, from Oscar and Emmy-winning director Alex Gibney, which premiered November, 2018. The four-part docuseries provides an in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI and features a dark, melodic musical palette. 

Dorn recently scored Season 3 of the Peabody-winning investigative journalism podcast, Serial, which holds an ongoing record as the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads and streams in iTunes’ history. Earlier this year, Adam scored HBO’s critically acclaimed documentary and Sundance selection Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, directed by Emmy-winner Marina Zenovich. This was his second collaboration with Zenovich, having previously scored the Emmy-nominated film Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic which won the NAACP Image Award for Best Television Documentary.

Dorn’s other credits include scoring HBO’s Emmy-nominated docuseries, The Weight of the Nation, from thirty-one-time Emmy-winning producer Sheila Nevins and four-time Emmy-winning producer John Hoffman; the trilogy reboot of the Kickboxer action film series (Vengeance ,Retaliation); and Melissa McCarthy’s TV Land comedy, Nobodies. Additionally, Dorn scored the end credits for AMC’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated crime drama, Better Call Saul, and reimagined the music for ESPN’s iconic sports program, Around The Horn, hosted by Tony Reali. 

Beyond his career as a composer of prestige documentaries, film and television, Adam is a successful jazz-oriented dance music producer and DJ. Under the moniker Mocean Worker, his music can be heard in numerous films and television shows including The Devil Wears Prada, The Bourne Supremacy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Pink Panther, CSI and Six Feet Under.

Dorn is the son of renowned jazz and R&B producer Joel Dorn. Growing up, he was mentored by GRAMMY-winning producer and musician Marcus Miller and had the honor of learning from Miles Davis, David Sanborn and Luther Vandross as a teenager while studying with Miller. In conjunction to his apprenticeship with Miller, Dorn studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and is an accomplished bassist. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son after living in New York City for the better part of 25 years.