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RYAN SHORE is a 2012 Grammy Award nominated composer for film, television, records and games. His ability to easily collaborate, and to compose memorable music in a wide range of styles, has quickly made him one of today’s top sought-after composers.
Shore received a 2012 Grammy Award nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for his score for The Shrine. He is currently scoring Warner Bros’ video game reboot of Spy Hunter, launching a new installment of the 1980’s game to be released in the fall of 2012.
Upon graduating in 1996 from the prestigious Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, he began his career working for his uncle, Academy Award winning composer, Howard Shore on films including Analyze This, The Game, Dogma, Cop Land, Gloria, and eXistenZ.
Shore’s recent scores include Prime (Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman); Scout’s Honor (Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin); Harvard Man (Adrian Grenier, Sarah Michelle Gellar); Lower Learning (Rob Corddry, Jason Biggs); Numb (Matthew Perry, Mary Steenburgen); Stan Helsing (Kenan Thompson, Leslie Nielsen); Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (one of Ain’t It Cool News’ Top 10 Scores of the Year); Vulgar (Kevin Smith); Cabin Fever 2; The Girl Next Door; and Offspring (Sam Raimi’s distribution).
Academy Award winning composer Elmer Bernstein (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Magnificent Seven) says, “Ryan Shore gives the film a special character. A special marriage takes place such that the film will not be the same without it”. Ain’t It Cool News proclaims, “With each meticulously scored measure, Shore proves that film scoring remains a craft built upon the fundamentals of music composition”. And Main Titles writes “Shore has seriously got what it takes — providing an original and thematic voice that can only lead him to something bigger. Let’s hope so for the future of film music”.
Shore composed on-camera music for Fur (Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey, Jr.) and was seen in the movie performing his music. Shore’s scores also include Shadows (Macedonia’s official Academy Awards submission); Articles of War (performed by the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra at the Skywalker Ranch); Confession (Chris Pine); Lift (Kerry Washington); Kettle of Fish (Matthew Modine, Gina Gershon); Made for Each Other (Christopher Masterson, Bijou Phillips); Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (Jamie-Lynn Sigler); Headspace (Sean Young); Rising Stars; Ladies Night; 212; and Coney Island Baby.
Shore received the Elmer Bernstein Scoring Award (personally adjudicated and presented by Academy Award winning composer Elmer Bernstein), and the prestigious Clive Davis Award, among numerous other industry awards and honors.
In addition to his film work, he created many of the original full orchestral arrangements and orchestrations for Jackie Evancho’s newest album, Heavenly Christmas (Columbia Records), which debuted at #1 on the sales charts for all audio CDs at Walmart for the first 3 weeks in a row. He also plays saxophone and has performed with numerous artists including Matchbox Twenty (US tour and special street performance on The Late Show with David Letterman), Natalie Cole, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Joe Zawinul, Gary Burton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, John Abercrombie, Bob Brookmeyer, and Oleta Adams.
Shore currently resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time, Ryan is a certified pilot and enjoys flying around Southern California.