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Known Credits: 64

Birthday: 1951-09-07

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Mark Isham

Biography

​Best known for his uniquely innovative sounds and hauntingly beautiful melodies, with scores contributing to many Academy Award winning films, Mark Isham is regarded musically as the inventive, bold master of the written note. Isham is not only recognized as a premier film composer but also a pioneer in electronic music, as well as a preeminent trumpet player. His provocative and melodic sounds have and continue to add drama, pathos and emotional texture to the films his music touches. It is this versatility and passion in creating music along with his dedication that has awarded him some of the highest honors in the music world. Along with his achievements of Grammy, Emmy, and Clio awards, Mark has also received Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, and most recently received the ASCAP Henry Mancini award for Lifetime Achievement.
Film composing for Mark began in 1983. Already an established performer and recording artist by that time, Mark had begun experimenting with electronic music. He circulated a demo CD intending to catch the attention of ECM Records, but fortuitously catching the attention of someone else as well. Director Carroll Ballard was searching for a new sound and came across Mark’s CD. He was impressed by the unique approach and hired Mark to compose Disney’s critically acclaimed NEVER CRY WOLF. From that beginning Mark has gone on to score nearly 100 films to date, including the 2005 Academy Award winner for Best Picture – CRASH.

Sound
2012 Stolen … Original Music Composer
2011 Warrior … Original Music Composer
2011 The Mechanic … Original Music Composer
2010 The Conspirator … Original Music Composer
2010 The Crazies … Original Music Composer
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans … Original Music Composer
2009 My One and Only … Original Music Composer
2008 The Secret Life Of Bees … Original Music Composer
2008 Pride and Glory … Original Music Composer
2007 The Mist … Music
2007 The Mist … Original Music Composer
2007 Lions for Lambs … Music
2007 Reservation Road … Original Music Composer
2007 In the Valley of Elah … Music
2007 Next … Music
2006 The Black Dahlia … Original Music Composer
2006 Bobby … Original Music Composer
2006 Invincible … Original Music Composer
2006 Eight Below … Music
2006 Running Scared … Original Music Composer
2005 In Her Shoes … Music
2005 Kicking & Screaming … Original Music Composer
2005 Racing Stripes … Original Music Composer
2004 Crash … Original Music Composer
2004 Spartan … Original Music Composer
2003 The Cooler … Original Music Composer
2001 The Majestic … Original Music Composer
2001 Impostor … Original Music Composer
2001 Life as a House … Original Music Composer
2001 Don't Say a Word … Music
2001 Save the Last Dance … Original Music Composer
2000 Men of Honor … Music
2000 Rules of Engagement … Original Music Composer
1999 Body Shots … Music
1999 Breakfast of Champions … Original Music Composer
1998 Blade … Original Music Composer
1998 The Gingerbread Man … Original Music Composer
1997 The Education of Little Tree … Original Music Composer
1997 Kiss the Girls … Original Music Composer
1996 Fly Away Home … Original Music Composer
1995 The Net … Music
1995 Home for the Holidays … Music
1994 Nell … Original Music Composer
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle … Music
1994 Quiz Show … Original Music Composer
1994 Timecop … Original Music Composer
1994 The Getaway … Original Music Composer
1994 Romeo is Bleeding … Original Music Composer
1993 Short Cuts … Original Music Composer
1993 Made in America … Music
1993 Fire in the Sky … Music
1993 Nowhere to Run … Original Music Composer
1992 A River Runs Through It … Original Music Composer
1992 Of Mice and Men … Original Music Composer
1991 Billy Bathgate … Original Music Composer
1991 Little Man Tate … Original Music Composer
1991 Point Break … Original Music Composer
1988 The Beast of War … Original Music Composer
1988 The Moderns … Music
1987 Made in Heaven … Original Music Composer
1986 The Hitcher … Original Music Composer
1985 Trouble in Mind … Original Music Composer
Acting
2007 Lyle Lovett - In Concert as Himself
1999 Joni Mitchell - Painting With Words & Music as Himself
1900 Soundstage - (1 episode)