Howard Shore

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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Howard Leslie Shore, 18 October 1946, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A film composer who has enjoyed a long-standing collaboration with director David Cronenberg, Shore was educated at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, USA. From 1969-72 he was a member of the horn section of the US/Canadian band, Lighthouse, and from 1975-80 served as the musical director for the popular network television show, Saturday Night Live. In 1979, he scored Cronenberg’s The Brood, and since then has worked on most of the director’s successful movies, including Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, Crash, and eXistenZ. Although able to compose in a variety of styles, Shore seems to be most comfortable in the world of horror and thriller movies. His best known works include Big, The Silence Of The Lambs, Mrs. Doubtfire, Philadelphia, Ed Wood, and Seven. Among his other scores are I Miss You, Hugs And Kisses, Nothing Lasts Forever, After Hours,...

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