Trevor Morris (musician)
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25 May 1970 |
London, Ontario, Canada
|Genres||Film score, video game score|
|Occupation(s)||Film composer, music producer|
|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
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, Need for Speed: Carbon and most recently, for the epic third installment of the Dragon Age series by BioWare, Dragon Age: Inquisition as well as films such as The Hills Have Eyes 2, and The Marine 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.
|2006||Need for Speed: Carbon||EA Canada
EA Black Box
|2007||Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars||EA Los Angeles
(Mac OS X)
|Electronic Arts||Co-composed with Steve Jablonsky|
|2009||Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2||Vicarious Visions
|2014||Dragon Age: Inquisition||BioWare||Electronic Arts||N/A|
|2007||Emmy Award||Outstanding original main title theme music|
- "Awards for Trevor Morris". imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
- Trevor Morris at the Internet Movie Database
- Trevor Morris: Composer
- Trevor Morris on Myspace
- Interview with Trevor Morris (The Daily Film Music Blog)
- Borgias official website at Bravo!