Daniel Licht was born in March 1957. Growing up in Detoit he first started playing music at high school and later studied jazz and composition at Hampshire College, Massachusetts. Upon graduating he moved to New York, establishing himself on the music scene but using the city as a base to compose internationally for stage and dance companies...
“ Music from Dexter ” - insomattack
“ Stoker trailer, Moon. ” - insomattack
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)...
“ Nolan's Batman trilogy, etc. ” - insomattack
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...
“ Forest Gump, Contact. ” - insomattack
“ Tree of Life. ” - insomattack
“ Fargo, Where the Wild Things Are. ” - insomattack
A self-taught pianist from the age of 7. He has lived in LA, where he studied art at Santa Monica College and formed the much-adored Devics with Sara Lov, Italy (in the depths of rural Emilia Romagna) and Berlin. He gained recognition and critical acclaim for his studio albums and live performances...
“ Marie Antoinette ” - insomattack
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 Mission. ” - insomattack
“ Thin Red Line. ” - insomattack
Harry Gregson-Williams is a composer. He was the composer on all four installments of the blockbuster Shrek franchise; garnered a BAFTA nomination for the score for the first Shrek; and received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his score to Andrew Adamson's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion...
“ Kingdom of Heaven ” - insomattack
“ Imaginary Heroes. ” - insomattack
began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D...
“ Perfect Storm. Legends of the Fall. ” - insomattack
James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John
, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office
in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, record producer, conductor, keyboardist, and film composer.
“ The Sixth Sense, King Kong, Hunger Games. ” - insomattack
Born on February 10, 1929, Jerry Goldsmith studied piano with Jakob Gimpel
and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa
at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS...
“ Congo ” - insomattack
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, etc. ” - insomattack
“ Eternal Sunshine, etc. ” - insomattack
“ The Door in the Floor. ” - insomattack
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 Hours ” - insomattack
“ The Island ” - insomattack
“ American Beauty, etc. ” - insomattack
“ Amelie ” - insomattack