Residence: United States of America
Official site: www.jacredford.com
: (Updated 2008-11-14)
J.A.C. Redford is an accomplished composer of concert music, film and television scores, and music for the theater. His concert compositions span a wide range of forms from symphony, choral music and ballet, to art songs and chamber music. His larger works have been performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Utah Symphony, the American Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Singers and the Utah Chamber Artists, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and at London's Royal Albert Hall. His chamber music has been performed by the Debussy Trio, Liona Boyd, the Philadelphia Brass, the Westminster Brass and Zephyr: Voices Unbound. Redford's incidental music has been heard in theatrical productions at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles and South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, California, as well as on the American Playhouse series on PBS. Two of his musical comedies are published by Anchorage Press and performed frequently across North America.
Working in the film and television industries for over 25 years, Redford has written the scores for more than three dozen feature films, TV movies or miniseries, including The Trip to Bountiful, Extremities, Oliver and Company, The Mighty Ducks II and III, What the Deaf Man Heard and Mama Flora's Family. He has composed the music for nearly 500 episodes of series television, including multiple seasons of Coach and St. Elsewhere (for which he received Emmy nominations). He has orchestrated, arranged, or conducted for Academy Award-winning composers James Horner, Alan Menken and Rachel Portman, as well as for Terence Blanchard, Danny Elfman, Mark Isham, Marc Shaiman and Cirque du Soleil's Benoit Jutras, on projects including The Little Mermaid, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Perfect Storm.
Redford has written for and recorded with Grammy Award-winning artists Bonnie Raitt and Steven Curtis Chapman. He has produced, arranged, and conducted music for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and served as a consultant for the Sundance Film Institute, a teacher in the Artists-in-Schools program for the National Endowment for the Arts, a guest lecturer at USC and UCLA, and on the Music Branch Executive Committees for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Welcome All Wonders: A Composer's Journey, published by Baker Books.