Arjan Miranda

Native to Victoria, British Columbia, Arjan Miranda (formerly known as Jonny Ollsin) is a music editor, composer, songwriter, and producer. He is known as the former bassist and co-writer of the psych rock band Black Mountain, a founding member of Brooklyn punk band Peace Sign, and songwriter of his eponymous solo project.

Black Mountain recorded the LP IV with Randall Dunn at his Seattle studio AVAST!; this commenced the working relationship between Miranda and Dunn, and in time, the founding of Circular Ruin.

A founding member of East Vancouver’s celebrated early ‘00s skater metal band S.T.R.E.E.T.S., Miranda went on to play in the thrash metal band Children, and later, Operation Space Magick. In 2012, Pitchfork called Miranda’s guitar playing “stark and restrained, serving [...] to dribble ice-cold droplets on the base of your neck.”

As a composer, Miranda has scored feature films such as G.O.A.T. (starring James Franco and Nick Jonas) and the IPC full-length documentary New World Order. In 2023, Miranda was the music editor for Nathan Fielder’s Showtime Series The Curse (produced by Emma Stone and directed by Benny Safdie) as well as for A24 films including Julio Torres’ Problemista, I Saw The TV Glow, and The Front Room. He has contributed additional music to film and television series including Panos Cosmatos’ “The Viewing” episode of Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, released on Netflix in 2022, as well as Moloch and Salvage Marines (Crackle).

As a guitarist, bassist, and producer, Miranda’s clients include Myrkur, SQÜRL, Y La Bamba, Kaki King, Holland Andrews, and Dan Boekner.


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