Mark Isham

Birthday:

09/07/1951

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.



Credits

Sun Dogs (2017)
Original Music Composer
Megan Leavey (2017)
Music
The Accountant (2016)
Music
Mr. Church (2016)
Original Music Composer
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Music
The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
Original Music Composer
Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
Music
The Longest Ride (2015)
Original Music Composer
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Music
Homefront (2013)
Original Music Composer
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Original Music Composer
42 (2013)
Original Music Composer
The Factory (2012)
Music
Stolen (2012)
Original Music Composer
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Original Music Composer
Warrior (2011)
Original Music Composer
The Mechanic (2011)
Original Music Composer
The Conspirator (2010)
Original Music Composer
The Crazies (2010)
Original Music Composer
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
Original Music Composer
My One and Only (2009)
Original Music Composer
Fame (2009)
Music
The Express (2008)
Music
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Original Music Composer
Pride and Glory (2008)
Original Music Composer
The Mist (2007)
Original Music Composer
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Music
Reservation Road (2007)
Original Music Composer
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Music
Next (2007)
Original Music Composer
Freedom Writers (2007)
Music
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Original Music Composer
Bobby (2006)
Original Music Composer
Invincible (2006)
Original Music Composer
Eight Below (2006)
Music
Running Scared (2006)
Original Music Composer
In Her Shoes (2005)
Music
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Original Music Composer
Crash (2005)
Original Music Composer
Racing Stripes (2005)
Original Music Composer
Spartan (2004)
Original Music Composer
Twisted (2004)
Original Music Composer
The Cooler (2003)
Original Music Composer
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Music
The Majestic (2001)
Original Music Composer
Impostor (2001)
Original Music Composer
Life as a House (2001)
Original Music Composer
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Original Music Composer
Hardball (2001)
Music
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Original Music Composer
Men of Honor (2000)
Music
Trixie (2000)
Original Music Composer
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Original Music Composer
IMAX: Galapagos 3D (1999)
Original Music Composer
Body Shots (1999)
Original Music Composer
October Sky (1999)
Original Music Composer
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Original Music Composer
At First Sight (1999)
Music
Blade (1998)
Original Music Composer
The Gingerbread Man (1998)
Original Music Composer
Afterglow (1997)
Original Music Composer
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Original Music Composer
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Original Music Composer
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Music
Fly Away Home (1996)
Original Music Composer
Gotti (1996)
Music
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Music
The Net (1995)
Music
Nell (1994)
Original Music Composer
Timecop (1994)
Original Music Composer
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Music
Quiz Show (1994)
Original Music Composer
The Getaway (1994)
Original Music Composer
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Original Music Composer
Short Cuts (1993)
Original Music Composer
Made in America (1993)
Music
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Original Music Composer
Nowhere to Run (1993)
Original Music Composer
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Original Music Composer
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Original Music Composer
Cool World (1992)
Music
A Midnight Clear (1992)
Original Music Composer
Billy Bathgate (1991)
Original Music Composer
Little Man Tate (1991)
Original Music Composer
Point Break (1991)
Original Music Composer
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Original Music Composer
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Music
Love at Large (1990)
Original Music Composer
The Beast of War (1988)
Original Music Composer
The Moderns (1988)
Music
Made in Heaven (1987)
Original Music Composer
The Hitcher (1986)
Original Music Composer
Trouble in Mind (1985)
Original Music Composer
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Original Music Composer
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Music
Windham Hill: Western Light (1984)
Music