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Hans Zimmer - 100% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Christian & Gospel Classical Heavy Metal Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1957, Frankfurt, Germany. Apparently, from the age of six, Zimmer wanted to be a composer, although he had no formal musical education. When he was 16 he went to school in England, and during the 70s spent some time at Air-Edel, writing jingles for television commercials. Following brief spells with synth-pop bands Buggles and Ultravox, Zimmer collaborated with Read more

Alexandre Desplat - 62% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat, 23 August 1961, Paris, France. Desplat’s parents, French father and Greek mother, met while students in California, USA. After their marriage they moved to France where he was born. At the age of five, he began playing piano and also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif and Iannis Xenakis in France Read more

Harald Kloser - 52% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Marco Beltrami - 49% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Trevor Rabin - 49% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1955, South Africa. Rabin learned classical piano and guitar from an early age, forming his first band, Rabbit, when he was aged only 14. Rabbit were a short-lived teenybop sensation in South Africa during the early 70s, releasing two albums that attained gold status. Moving to England in 1977, he signed to Chrysalis Records and polished up some demos he had previously recor Read more

Alfred Newman - 39% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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17 March 1901, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, d. 17 February 1970, Hollywood, California, USA. An important figure in the history of film music, Newman was a composer, conductor, arranger and musical director. A child prodigy on the piano, he went to New York before he was 10 years old, to study piano and harmony. At the age of 13 he was playing in several vaudeville shows a d Read more

John Scott - 30% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Classical Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s
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Patrick John Michael O’Hara Scott, 1 November 1930, Bristol, England. After being very active in the 60s pop scene, Scott has developed into a respected film music composer, now living in London and Hollywood. During his early career he acted as staff arranger with the Ted Heath band, playing saxophone, clarinet, harp and flute; for many years he was regarded as one of Read more

Ken Thorne - 30% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Soundtracks
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Mychael Danna - 30% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Alan Howarth - 29% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Soundtracks
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Franz Waxman - 29% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Classical Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Franz Wachsmann, 24 December 1906, Koenigshuette, Germany, d. 24 February 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer, arranger, and conductor of background film music from the middle 30s until the 60s. Waxman studied music in Berlin and Dresden, and earned his living as a nightclub pianist. After composing the music for Fritz Lang’s film Liliom (1933), du Read more

Graeme Revell - 29% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Jerry Goldsmith - 28% match to John Van Tongeren

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more


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