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Mark Isham

Mark Isham has received Grammy and Emmy awards, as well as Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. He is an electronic music innovator, musician, and prolific film composer. He has performed worldwide and collaborated with celebrated artists in multiple genres including Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, Brian De Palma, Frank Darabont, John Ridley, Jodi Foster, and Robert Altman.

Isham’s inimitable musical voice can be heard on over one hundred film and TV scores including A River Runs Through It, the Oscar-winning Crash, and The Black Dahlia. Additionally, A River Runs Through It and Men of Honor both received Grammy nominations. Other film credits include Eight Below, The Cooler, Nell, Warrior, Dolphin Tale, The Secret Life of Bees, the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, and Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant. Mark’s most recent film score, Duck Duck Goose with animation veteran and first-time director Chris Jenkins (The Lion King, Aladdin), is set to come out in 2018. Mark’s TV credits include ABC’s Once Upon a Time, now in its seventh season, and John Ridley’s Emmy Award-winning ABC drama American Crime, as well as his documentary Let it Fall, gathering well deserved Oscar buzz. Current works include Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning show Black Mirror, directed by Jodie Foster, Electric Dreams, Marvel’s upcoming show Cloak & Dagger and the epic war drama Instrument of War (Adam Thomas Anderegg).

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“It’s absolutely thrilling to hear Mark do, what he does best. I’ve become so accustomed to his fantastic film scores you can forget he’s one of the best living trumpet players. His playing is better than ever and wow on the reharmonizations and arrangements. Absolutely killer stuff.” BT, musician, and composer currently working on an episode of Netflix’s Electric Dreams with Mark.

“Mark is a man who really lives his craft. One of the most attractive features about Mark is that he knows how to keep the music subtle, but still support the drama. Mark does that so beautifully.” Robert Redford, who worked with Isham on four features: Quiz Show, A River Runs Through It, Lions for Lambs and The Conspirator.

“To hear the music was something I didn’t have the capacity for, it just made the show

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