Composers who MAKE the movie/show/game. Through emotion and motifs, they evoke so much when you hear their compositions, even if you're not watching the production.
I've listed some scores for each composer as guidance.
He's been called the John Williams of the video game world, and the description is apt. Born in Kouchi City, Japan on March 21, 1959, Nobuo started playing the piano at the age of 12 and has never been formerly taught. By his own admission, he said he wanted to learn to play the piano because he wanted to be like Elton John...
“ Final Fantasy 7
Final Fantasy 10 ” - ChrisConCon
As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa
, Aaron Copland
or Leonard Bernstein
, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins)...
“ Star Wars
Indiana Jones ” - ChrisConCon
“ Shadow of the Colossus
Gundam Wing ” - ChrisConCon
Eureka Seven ” - ChrisConCon
Karate Kid ” - ChrisConCon
“ Kingdom Hearts
Parasite Eve ” - ChrisConCon
Eric Serra was born on September 9th, 1959 near Paris in France. His mother died when he was only 7 years old. His father, Claude Serra was a well-know songwriter in France in late 50s and 60s. Serra began to learn play the guitar at 11 years old and became a professional musician for Mory Kante;, Didier Lockwood and Michel Murty at 15 years old...
“ The Fifth Element
Golden Eye ” - ChrisConCon
Chrono Cross ” - ChrisConCon
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
True Romance ” - ChrisConCon
Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous both as a composer and as an orchestra conductor...
“ The Godfather
8 1/2 ” - ChrisConCon
Craig Armstrong, born in Glasgow, 1959. Studied composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 1977 to 1981. From his base in Glasgow he has written for film, classical commissions and solo recordings. He has composed for Baz Lurhmann's Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, The Quiet American...
“ Love Actually
Moulin Rouge ” - ChrisConCon
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics and philosophy...
“ The Truman Show
Kudun ” - ChrisConCon
“ Castlevania: Symphony of the Night ” - ChrisConCon
“ Xenosaga Part II
Xenosaga Part III ” - ChrisConCon
A classmate of director Sergio Leone
with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished...
“ The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Once Upon A Time in the West ” - ChrisConCon
“ Cowboy Beebop ” - ChrisConCon
“ Lord of the Rings
Se7en ” - ChrisConCon
The man behind the low woodwinds that open Citizen Kane
, the shrieking violins of Psycho
, and the plaintive saxophone of Taxi Driver
was one of the most original and distinctive composers ever to work in film. He started early, winning a composition prize at the age of 13 and founding his own orchestra at the age of 20...
“ Taxi Driver
Psycho ” - ChrisConCon
“ Oldboy ” - ChrisConCon
Extremely talented, prolific and versatile composer Brad Fiedel was born on March 10, 1951 in New York City. His mother was a dancer and his father was a composer and musician. Brad started out as a keyboardist for Hall & Oates
. Fiedel first began composing music for movies in the mid-70s for such low-budget pictures as The Astrologer
“ The Terminator
Terminator 2 ” - ChrisConCon
“ Requiem For A Dream
Moon ” - ChrisConCon
“ The Matrix ” - ChrisConCon
In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. Born in Manhattan in 1950, Alan was first drawn to music at an early age. Beginning as a drummer, his love for instruments quickly grew to include the bassoon...
“ Back To The Future
Predator ” - ChrisConCon
“ The Big O
Gundam SEED ” - ChrisConCon
John Du Prez
John Du Prez is a musician and composer best known as a past member of 1980's multi-hit New Wave Salsa group Modern Romance
(1981-83). The band achieved eight top-forty hits and two hit albums and John - who played trumpet with Modern Romance
- even had a song named after him: 'Who Is John Du Prez?', the b-side to the group's hit 'Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White'...
“ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Monty Python & The Meaning of Life ” - ChrisConCon
studied piano, harpsichord and music history with Alan Bush at the Royal Academy of Music, and musicology with Thurston Dart at King's College, London. Between 1968 and 1978 he worked as a music critic and in 1977 he founded the Campiello Band, later renamed the Michael Nyman Band. Many of his filmscores were composed for the films of Peter Greenaway
“ Gattaca ” - ChrisConCon
Paprika ” - ChrisConCon
Yes I'm plugging myself but I'm good so it's ok.
www.purevolume.com/christianconte ” - ChrisConCon