Howard Leslie Shore was born on October 18, 1946 in Toronto, Canada.
He is married with Elizabeth and has at least one daughter. (source: Academy Award acceptance speak 2002).
In the period from 1969 to 1972 he was a member of the group Lighthouse, which he toured with.
He wrote music and lyrics, played flute, sax and trumpet - and even did some vocals.
Read more about Lighthouse on http://home.istar.ca/~lghthse/.
In the late 1970's he was the musical director for the weekly show "Saturday Night Live"
In 1979 he was hired by David Cronenberg to write the score to a small-budget movie, called The Brood.
This was the start of a long collaboration between Shore and Cronenberg, which is still active, with A History Of Violence being their latest.
In 1989 he won a Genie (The Canadian Oscar) for his great score to Cronenberg's Dead Ringers.
In 2000 he was chosen to be the composer for the huge production of the trilogy of Lord Of The Rings.
In 2010 he received The Max Steiner Award in Vienna at Hollywood in Vienna 2010.
Music from The Fly, Big, Eastern Promises, Ed Wood, The Aviator and of course Lord Of The Rings was performed.
Academy Award's (Oscar's):
Howard Shore has received 3 Academy Awards (Oscars) for:
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING from 2001 (Best score)
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING from 2003 (Best score and best song)
Howard Shore has been nominated for 0 Academy Awards:
My favorite music:
My personal favourite must be his very varied score to BIG from 1988. I'm also very thrilled about Silence Of The Lambs,
Ed Wood, The Client, Nobodys Fool, The Yards.... oh and Lord of the Rings of course :-)
..... and all the rest.
I just adore, the intelligent way, he uses typical dark continuously cues, which not only support scary moods,
but can also carry a dramatic, sad or melancholy scene all the way.
I'm very certain, that David Cronenberg will continue, using Howard's talents,
and other directors discovers his intelligent works.
It certainly seems like Howard fits perfectly into David Fincher's dark and uncontrolled world.
The latest CD-releases:
2006: The Departed.
2007: The Last Mimsy and Eastern Promises.
2008: Doubt and The Betrayal (Nerakhoon).
2010: Edge of Darkness and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
2011: Hugo and A Dangerous Method.
upcoming releases: ?
upcoming projects: The Spider, Sinatra and The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.
Write to Howard Shore, through his agency:
Mr. Howard Shore
c/o The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Inc.
13245 Riverside Drive, Suite 450
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Link to ordering sheet music:
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Owner of this page (Last edited on June 26th 2012):
Web-master of The Danish Film Music Society.
Please read my other pages, in respect of composers:
John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and Rachel Portman.