Trevor Morris (musician)

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Trevor Morris
Born (1970-05-25) 25 May 1970 (age 43)
London, Ontario, Canada
Genres Film score, video game score
Occupations Film composer, music producer
Years active 1999–present
Labels Remote Control Productions

Trevor Morris (born 25 May 1970) is a Canadian orchestral composer, music producer, and creator of electronic music. He is probably best known for the creating the soundtracks for the television shows The Tudors, The Pillars of the Earth, The Borgias, Vikings and the film Olympus Has Fallen. He has recently been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for his score for The Borgias and an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) for his score for The Pillars of the Earth.

Life and work[edit]

Morris was born in London, Ontario, Canada, a few hours outside Toronto. He was accepted to St. Mary’s school for the arts as a child, where he studied violin and choir daily. At age 13, Morris was commissioned by his school to compose a piece for his graduating class to perform in honor of the Pope John Paul II’s visit to Canada. His fee was $50. Beloved Young People, a book authored by the Pope aimed at the youth of the generation became the source for adapted lyrics, and Trevor’s senior class performed his composition for Piano and 4-part Choir at St. Mary’s cathedral at graduation. It was a defining moment that would shape Trevor’s future.

At college Morris attended, Fanshawe College’s “Music Industry Arts” program. He graduated top of his class and upon graduation immediately moved to Toronto to start work. He spent his 20s in the music production circles of Toronto but eventually turned his attention away from production and over to composing full-time music for television commercials. Wanting a longer format for his music ideas, Morris moved towards scoring films and television series and in 1999 he moved to Los Angeles to follow this new career angle. During his early years in Los Angeles, Morris worked with famous score composers, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer. As part of Zimmer’s team, Morris amassed over 25 major screen credits on some of Hollywood’s block busters.

As Morris' own career in composition developed, so did the opportunity to directly collaborate with others such as Jerry Bruckheimer, Neil Jordan and Tony and Ridley Scott. In 2007 Morris received the EMMY award for best music composition for a television series main title for The Tudors. 2010 marked Morris' fourth television collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer and his team. Morris also completed the mini-series The Pillars of the Earth with Tony and Ridley Scott producing. Morris has worked as composer on a number of video games including SimCity Societies, Army of Two and Need for Speed: Carbon as well as films such as The Hills Have Eyes 2. He produced the score for the 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen.

Morris maintains a production company in Toronto with his partners. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles with his family.

Discography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
1999 Teen Knight Phil Comeau The Kushner-Locke Company
Castel Films
Canarom Productions
N/A
2001 Hunger Maria Giese Market Street Productions N/A
2002 Judge Is God James Allen N/A Short
2003 Terminal Venus Alexandre Franchi N/A Short
2004 Rancid Jack Ersgard Sonet Film Swedish language
2005 The Lost Angel Dimitri Logothetis Elio Pictures
4 Square Productions Canada
Synergy Movies
N/A
2005 3 Needles Thom Fitzgerald Bigfoot Entertainment
Emotion Pictures
Wolfe Releasing
Composed with Christophe Beck
2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2 Martin Weisz Fox Atomic
Dune Entertainment
N/A
2009 Stolen Anders Anderson IFC Films
2 Bridges Productions
A2 Entertainment Group
Boy in the Box
Code Entertainment
N/A
2009 The Marine 2 Roel Reiné 20th Century Fox
WWE Films
Direct-to-video
2010 Krews Hilbert Hakim Osiris Entertainment
KH Krews Productions
N/A
2010 Beautiful Boy Shawn Ku Anchor Bay Entertainment N/A
2011 Tornado Alley Sean C. Casey Giant Screen Films
Graphic Films
N/A
2011 Immortals Tarsem Singh Relativity Media
Virgin Produced
Rogue
N/A
2012 Gotham Francis Lawrence 20th Television Television
2012 The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption Roel Reiné Universal Pictures Direct-to-video
2012 Fire with Fire David Barrett Lionsgate N/A
2012 Death Race: Inferno Roel Reiné Universal Pictures Direct-to-video
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Antoine Fuqua FilmDistrict
Millennium Films
N/A

Television[edit]

Year Title Studio(s) Notes
1997 Splat! Nickelodeon Studios N/A
2000 Code Name: Eternity Warner Bros. Television
Protocol Entertainment
N/A
2005–2006 E-Ring Warner Bros. Television
Jerry Bruckheimer Television
N/A
2006–2007 Justice Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Warner Bros. Television
N/A
2007 Traveler Jinks/Cohen Company
Warner Bros. Television
Episode: "The Retreat"
Composed with Blake Neely
2007–2008 Moonlight Silver Pictures Television
Warner Bros. Television
N/A
2007–2010 The Tudors Working Title Television
Peace Arch Entertainment
Showtime Networks
N/A
2009 Kings J.A. Construction Corp.
3 Arts Entertainment
Universal Media Studios
N/A
2009 Mental Kedzie Productions
Infinity Pictures
Fox Television Studios
N/A
2010 Day One Universal Media Studios Episode: "Pilot"
2010 The Bridge E1 Entertainment
CBS Paramount Network Television
N/A
2010 Miami Medical Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Bonanza Productions
Warner Bros. Television
N/A
2010 The Pillars of the Earth Tandem Communications
Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Scott Free
Miniseries
2010–2011 Chase Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Warner Bros. Television
N/A
2011–2013 The Borgias Myriad Pictures
Amblin Entertainment
ImageMovers
Octagon Entertainment
Take 5 Productions
CTV
Bell Media
Showtime Networks
N/A
2012 The Firm Entertainment One
Sony Pictures Television
N/A
2012 Alphas BermanBraun
Universal Cable Productions
N/A
2013 Vikings MGM Television N/A
2013 Body of Proof Matthew Gross Entertainment
Arcturus Productions
ABC Studios
Season 3
2013 Dracula Universal Television
Carnival Films
Flame Ventures
Playground
N/A
2013- Reign Joyful Girl Productions
Take 5 Productions
Whizbang Films
Warner Bros. Television
CBS Television Studios
N/A

Video games[edit]

Year Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Notes
2006 Need for Speed: Carbon EA Canada
EA Black Box
(PC)
Electronic Arts N/A
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars EA Los Angeles
(Windows)
TransGaming Inc.
(Mac OS X)
Electronic Arts Co-composed with Steve Jablonsky
2009 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Vicarious Visions
n-Space
Savage Entertainment
Activision N/A
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Bioware Electronic Arts N/A

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category
2007 Emmy Award Outstanding original main title theme music[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards for Trevor Morris". imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 

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