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Christopher Young

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Award winning composer Christopher Young’s music can enhance dramas with subtlety and simplicity, propel suspense and action films with powerfully thrusting rhythms and electrifying textures, and provide comedies and unusual subject matter with hip, cutting-edge musical commentary. Young’s distinctive and imaginative approaches to several projects have made him a highly sought-after commodity on films.

Originally from Red Bank, NJ the birthplace of Count Basie, Christopher Young went on to study music composition at North Texas University and then to USC where he was mentored by Oscar winning composer David Raksin. Young's list of over 100 films in all genres ranges from horrors including “Hellraiser,” and “The Grudge,” dramas including “The Hurricane”, “Murder in The First” and “Shipping News”, comedies including “When in Rome” and “The Man who knew too Little” to action adventures including “Ghostrider” “Spiderman 3” and “Priest” In addition to composing scores for film, Young recently collaborated on a song with Natalie Cole for the Afghanistan-based drama, “The Black Tulip.” Christopher Young believes in giving back and has taught a film scoring class at USC for over a decade. He also purchased a building so that fledgling composers could stay virtually rent-free for several months while pursuing music opportunities in Los Angeles. Christopher Young has received accolades for his work including Golden Globe and Emmy nominations and BMI’s prestigious Film & TV Music career achievement award for composing excellence.

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