Mark Isham

Composer, Trumpet player
After a notable career as a professional trumpet player, performing with symphonies and jazz and rock ensembles from the age of 12, and recording and touring with top pop performers such as the Beach Boys, Isham turned ... Read more »
Born: 09/06/1951 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (200)

Mechanic: Resurrection 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

The Accountant 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

American Crime 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2003, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Chicago Hope 1994 - 2003, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Fallen 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

High Incident 1994 - 2003, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Theme Music Performer

Mob City 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2003, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Once Upon A Time In Wonderland 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2003, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Once Upon a Time 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2003, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

The Longest Ride 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Family Law 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2003, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Music

42 2013 (Movie)

Piano Solo (Soloist)

42 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

Homefront 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

The Conjuring 2013 (Movie)

Family Theme (Music)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

("Upside Down") (Song)

Beauty and the Beast 2012 (Tv Show)

Music

Stolen 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

The Lucky One 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Dolphin Tale 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Conspirator 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mechanic 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Warrior 2011 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Warrior 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Crazies 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Crash 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Music

Crossing Over 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Fame 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

My One and Only 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Not Forgotten 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

("Waterline") (Song)

The Express 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

The Women 2008 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Women 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Freedom Writers 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

("Foot Chase") (Song)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

("Foot Chase") (Song Performer)

In the Valley of Elah 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Lions for Lambs 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

Next 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

No Reservations 2007 (Movie)

("The Fall" from LIFE AS A HOUSE) (Music Producer)

No Reservations 2007 (Movie)

("Construction (Building A Family)" from LIFE AS A HOUSE) (Music Conductor)

Reservation Road 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Reservation Road 2007 (Movie)

Piano Solos (Soloist)

The Black Donnellys 2007 (Tv Show)

Music

The Mist 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mist 2007 (Movie)

(from Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle: "The Vicious Blues") (Song)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Eight Below 2006 (Movie)

(Music)

Invincible 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Running Scared 2006 (Movie)

Keyboards and Electronics (Performer)

Running Scared 2006 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

Trumpet Solos Performer (Performer)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

Music Performer (Performer)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

("Redemption") (Song)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

("Redemption") (Song Performer)

In Her Shoes 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

("Taking the Inside Rail") (Song)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

Highwaymen 2004 (Movie)

(Composer)

Miracle 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Spartan 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Twisted 2004 (Movie)

("For Bill") (Song)

Twisted 2004 (Movie)

("For Bill") (Music Producer)

Twisted 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cooler 2003 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

The Cooler 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

music programming (Music)

Hardball 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Life As A House 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

Music Programming (Music Engineer)

The Princess Diaries 2001 (Movie)

song producer & performer("The Make Break Over") (Song)

Men of Honor 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Rules of Engagement 2000 (Movie)

song/song performer("On the Threshold of Liberty") (Song)

Rules of Engagement 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Rules of Engagement 2000 (Movie)

solo trumpet performer Trumpet (Performer)

Trixie 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

("My Pander Bear") (Song)

Where the Money Is 2000 (Movie)

(electronics) (Performer)

Where the Money Is 2000 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Where the Money Is 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Winter Solstice on Ice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

At First Sight 1999 (Movie)

("Love Is Where You Are") (Song)

At First Sight 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Body Shots 1999 (Movie)

solo trumpet Trumpet (Performer)

Body Shots 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Breakfast of Champions 1999 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Breakfast of Champions 1999 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Galapagos 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

October Sky 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Varsity Blues 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Blade 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Hurlyburly 1998 (Movie)

trumpet/flumpet Trumpet (Performer)

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

The Gingerbread Man 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Afterglow 1997 (Movie)

trumpet/electronics Trumpet(The Afterglow Ensemble) (Performer)

Afterglow 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

EZ Streets 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Kiss the Girls 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The Education of Little Tree 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Fly Away Home 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Gotti 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Last Dance 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Home for the Holidays 1995 (Movie)

score performer(trumpet) (Performer)

Home for the Holidays 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Losing Isaiah 1995 (Movie)

trumpet solos Trumpet (Performer)

Losing Isaiah 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

("(Love Is) The Tender Trap" "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" "How Long Has This Been Going On") (Song Performer)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Net 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

In Search of Angels 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Nell 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

trumpet solos Trumpet (Performer)

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Safe Passage 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Browning Version 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Getaway 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Timecop 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Fire in the Sky 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Made in America 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Nowhere to Run 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

(Performer)

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

A Midnight Clear 1992 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

A River Runs Through It 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Cool World 1992 (Movie)

music score (Music)

Of Mice and Men 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Boy Who Drew Cats 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Sketch Artist 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

instrumental arrangement("Oyfn Pripetshok (On the Hearth)") (Music Arranger)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Crooked Hearts 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Little Man Tate 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Little Man Tate 1991 (Movie)

trumpet player Trumpet(original songs) (Performer)

Mortal Thoughts 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Point Break 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Point Break 1991 (Movie)

original motion picture score producer (Music Producer)

The Emperor's New Clothes 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Cat Chaser 1990 (Movie)

("Cat Chaser") (Song Performer)

Cat Chaser 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Everybody Wins 1990 (Movie)

("Sympathy and Acknowledgement") (Song Performer)

Everybody Wins 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

electronic musician(Raincity Industrial Art Ensemble) (Music)

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

trumpeter Trumpet (Performer)

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

band leader(Blue Danube) (Song Performer)

Reversal of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Beast 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

The Emperor's Nightingale 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

The Moderns 1988 (Movie)

song producer("Parlez-moi d'amour") (Song)

The Moderns 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

The Moderns 1988 (Movie)

trumpeter/electronics Trumpet(Orchestre Moderne) (Performer)

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

(Performer)

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hitcher 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

An Unsuitable Job For a Woman 1985 (Movie)

saxophonist("Reverie") (Music)

Trouble in Mind 1985 (Movie)

(trumpeter/saxophonist/electronics) (Performer)

Trouble in Mind 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Mrs. Soffel 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

The Times of Harvey Milk 1984 (Movie)

music composer & performer (Music)

Never Cry Wolf 1983 (Movie)

(Performer)

Never Cry Wolf 1983 (Movie)

synthesizer programming (Music Arranger)

Never Cry Wolf 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

horn player (Music)

Free Money (TV Show)

Music

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Music

Nothing Sacred (TV Show)

Theme Music

Searching For Jimi Hendrix (TV Show)

Song Performer

Shattered Mind (TV Show)

Music

The Defenders: Payback (TV Show)

Music

The Firebird (TV Show)

Music

The Making of Liberty (TV Show)

Music
Actor (3)

Soundstage 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

Zeus--Keyboardist (Actor)

Searching For Jimi Hendrix (TV Show)

Actor
Sound (2)

Trouble in Mind 1985 (Movie)

sound recording (Sound)

The Times of Harvey Milk 1984 (Movie)

audio restoration services, transfers & remastering/ special thanks(2000 restoration) (Audio)

Biography

After a notable career as a professional trumpet player, performing with symphonies and jazz and rock ensembles from the age of 12, and recording and touring with top pop performers such as the Beach Boys, Isham turned to film scoring, composing his first score for "Never Cry Wolf" in 1983. Since writing the music for "Trouble in Mind" (1985), he has become a favorite Alan Rudolph composer, winning a Los Angeles Film Critics award for his score for Rudolph's "The Moderns" (1988), and collaborating with the director on "Made in Heaven" (1987), "Love at Large" (1990), and "Mortal Thoughts" (1991). Isham also wrote the scores for "Mrs. Soffel" (1984), "Reversal of Fortune" (1990), and "Little Man Tate" and "Billy Bathgate" (both 1991), "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "Quiz Show" (1994) and "Home for the Holidays" (1995).

Relationships

Donna Linson

Wife
married February 24, 1990 in Santa Monica, California

Milestones

1986

TV music debut, "The Making of Liberty"

1985

First collaboration with director Alan Rudolph, "Trouble in Mind"

1983

Film scoring debut, "Never Cry Wolf"

1981

Film music debut (as saxophonist), "An Unsuitable Job For a Woman:

1979

Formed "Group 87" with Peter Maunu, Patrick O'Hearn and Terry Bozzio

Recorded and/or toured with such acts as Sons of Champlin, The Beach Boys, Esther Phillips, Charles Lloyd, Pharoah Sanders

Moved with family to San Francisco area

Toured with British singer/composer David Sylvian

Made professional debut as a trumpet player at age 12, performing Gilbert & Sullivan with a small symphony orchestra in New York

Played trumpet in group, "Rubisa Patrol" with pianist Art Lande in the late seventies

Performed as symphony orchestra player, session player and jazz trumpeter; played on five Van Morrison albums, and for Joni Mitchell and XTC among others

Performed with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and various contemporary jazz and rock ensembles

Bonus Trivia

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Isham scored music for the children's recordings from the Rabbit Ears series: "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" and "The Emperor and the Nightingale"

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Group 87 broke up with Isham going solo first with Windham Hill eventually signing with Virgin for his third solo album. Terry Bozzio, the drummer, turned to session work and later formed the band, "Missing Persons." Peter Maunu, the guitarist, now plays with Arsenio Hall's house band and has played on Isham's "The Moderns" film score. As well as brass instruments, Isham also plays keyboards.

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Isham has his own website at www.isham.com

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