Composers we need to hear more of

A short list of great up and coming talent and older composers who we don't hear enough new scores from anymore.
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Joseph Trapanese
Joseph Trapanese is best known for his sleek, ominous score work for blockbuster films like "Tron: Legacy," "Straight Outta Compton," "Oblivion," and the "Raid" series. As a composer, arranger, and producer for movie, television, theater, and video game music, he has collaborated with a number of mainstream musical acts...
 
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Randin Graves
Composer, Reco
Now an award-winning film composer of orchestral, electronic and world music and a renowned expert on the Australian didjeridu, Randin started his artistic career as a self-taught electronic musician and guitarist in Del Mar, California. His formal study began at the California State Summer School for the Arts in 1991...
 
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Gingger Shankar
Music Department, The Passion of the Christ
Gingger is an Indian America composer, violinist and singer. In 2007, Gingger was one of only six film composers selected from around the world to attend the prestigious Music Composer's fellowship at the Sundance Film Institute. She has scored films such as Sundance award winning documentary 'Recycle'...
 
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Peter Gabriel
Soundtrack, WALL·E
Peter Gabriel was educated at Charterhouse School, Surrey, England. He was the lead singer of leading progressive rock band Genesis from its inception until he left in 1975 for a successful solo career as a singer-songwriter, soundtrack composer and innovator in visual presentation of music...
 
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Ennio Morricone
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...
 
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John Williams
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)...