Interviews

Interview with Lewitt

On Once Upon a Time

On Warrior

Quotes

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“Mark is a man who really lives his craft… One of the most attractive features about Mark is that he knows how to keep things simple. I like music that is subtle but still supports the drama and is there for a reason, and Mark did that so beautifully.”

Robert Redford

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“To hear the music was something I didn’t have the capacity for. It just made the show. Mark created a piece of music that is extraordinary. There comes a moment when you have got to do it in a way that takes us to a place that we haven’t been in this show – and Mark IS that guy.”

John Ridley

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“Mark’s score absolutely stands on its own and as a piece of music that plays as a symphony.”

Brian Helgeland

 

“Isham is firmly entrenched in the A-list of film composers…”

– Josef Woodard, JazzTimes

 

“…that promise you expect of a great artist – to move you in ways that you never expected.”

– Paul Haggis, on Crash

 

“[Mark] is a world class composer and musical genius…”

-Emilio Estevez

 

“… a wonderful set of pastels. The variety of color combinations he creates with his quintet is intriguing.”

– Chick Corea

 

“His artistry makes you wish you could live in that musical place every waking moment!”

– Anne Archer

 

“Isham is one of the great film composers of today…” “…the mood is so powerful and magical it stays with you like a classic movie.”

– Robbie Robertson, on Blue Sun

 

“As usual, Mark’s maturity and concept in his playing shines forth.”

– John Patitucci, on Blue Sun

 

“The key to Mark Isham is that he’s a great trumpet player…”

– Brian De Palma

 

“Isham is one of the great film composers of today…” “…the mood is so powerful and magical it stays with you like a classic movie.”

– Robbie Robertson, on Blue Sun

 

“Isham’s compositions are darkly romantic, with a disquieting air suitable to the movie’s nourish subject; the playing, of course is masterly.”

– Billboard, on Afterglow

 

“His artistry makes you wish you could live in that musical place every waking moment!”

– Anne Archer

Articles

hollywood-reporter

Mark Isham, the highlight of the second Transatlantyk Festival

“Highlights this year include a Master Class from composer Mark Isham (Warrior, A River Runs Through It), a discussion of film music technique with Richard Bellis, author of “The Emerging Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems and Psychology of the Film Music Business” and a performance from British actor Julian Sandsof Celebration of Harold Pinter, a one actor show he prepared with John Malkovich.”

-The Hollywood Reporter

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mix-magazine

Another Green Day for Mark Isham

“Mark Isham’s five-acre estate is spread over rolling countryside in the horse-centric West Valley community of Hidden Hills. The renowned film composer’s daily commute involves nothing more than a short walk across the lawn that separates his home from his well-appointed studio, housing two large composing spaces and a pair of writing stations.”

-Mix Magazine

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Mark Isham Turns to GC Pro to Outfit His Studio

“As he creates scores for programs like ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Isham looks to
GC Pro for products, service and support”

-GC Pro Magazine

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Sundance Roundtable Composer of the Day: Mark Isham

“Film Composer Mark Isham has earned many awards including a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Clio, in addition to Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. He has scored over 100 films including Crash, Bobby, The Black Dahlia, A River Runs Through It, Blade, Nell, Men of Honor, and The Secret Life of Bees.”

-BMI.com

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Mark Isham Receives Standing Ovation at Transatlantyk Festival

“Grammy Award winning musician and Oscar nominated film composer Mark Isham displayed his talents in these two arenas to a sold-out audience at the Opera House in Poznan, Poland as part of the Transatlantyk Film and Music Festival.”

-Nerdspeak Media

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Mark Isham: International Film Festival’s Honorary President

“Film screenings, concerts, lectures and insightful Q&A sessions abounded during the week-long festival, many of them featuring the music of the ASCAP composers and global affiliates invited as special guests: Mark Isham (the festival’s Honorary President), Trevor Morris, Richard Bellis, Lucas Vidal, PRS member Murray Gold, and SGAE members Roque Baños and Fernando Velasquez.”

-ASCAP.com

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