Christopher Young

Christopher Young

Real Name:
Robert Gilchrist Ilsley Young
Profile:
Christopher Young is a film and TV music composer.
Born in 1957 in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA.
Christopher attended Hampshire College in Massachusetts where he studied a Bachelor of Arts in music and then completed his post-graduate work at North Texas State University.
In 1980 Young moved to Los Angeles where he was a jazz drummer. At that time, he proceeded to take classes at the UCLA Film School, where his mentor was the famous film composer David Raksin, who deeply influenced him ("Laura","The Bad and Beautiful"). While he taking classes at UCLA, began scoring student films. In college Young met a lot of filmmakers with whom he will later work on projects. Soon, his special abilities have been noticed by several famous movie studios and directors.
He scored his first studio picture in 1982. And despite the fact that his first works were in the horror genre through the 80's, where he proved himself a great Master, he is also easily and naturally talented wrote music in all styles - from the horrors and thrillers to comedies. With his works musician shows that he cannot have a genre where he has not shown his amazing gift.
Christopher Young for the more than a successful career that gave the world more than 100 magnificent works, which cover almost all genres. And each of his new work, wonderfully conveys not only what is happening on the screen, and fully complements the atmosphere of any of his projects. Composer differ astonishing sensitivity to the newest trends of our time, willing to be creative recycling a wide variety of artistic impressions.
Award-winning composer Christopher Young has carved out his enviable niche in the upper pantheon of Hollywood composers with unusual speed and unerring flair.

Best known for his music in famouse films including:
"Highpoint", "Godzilla 1985", "Hellraiser", "Hellbound: Hellraiser II", "The Fly II", " Virtuosity", "Tales From The Hood", "Species", "Murder In The First", "Copycat", "Unforgettable", "Head Above Water", "Murder At 1600", "The Man That Knew Too Little", "Urban Legend", "Judas Kiss", "Hard Rain", "In Too Deep", "Swordfish", "Sweet November", "The Shipping News", "Bandits", "The Core", "Spider-Man 2", "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose", "Ghost Rider", "Spider-Man 3", "Lucky You", "Sleepwalking", "Drag Me To Hell", "Creation".

In his spare time musician maintains a fascination with horror film memorabilia, extending from classic horror genre autographs to a vast collection of jack-o-lanterns and masks.
Composer has taught in film scoring for over ten years, has taught film composition at the Film and Television program at USC in Los Angeles, and he has been a very popular and regular lecturer in UCLA's film scoring program as well and a two-term past president of The Film Music Society and the president of the Madrid Film Music Festival in Spain.

Awards:
1988 Saturn Award nomination - Best Music (Hellraiser)
1990 Saturn Award Winner - Best Music (Hellbound: Hellraiser 2)
1991 Saturn Award nomination - Best Music (The Fly 2)
1996 Saturn Award nomination - Best Music (Copycat)
1994 Saturn Award nomination - Best Music (The Vagrant)
2009 Teen Choice Award nomination - Best Music (The Uninvited)
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Christopher Young Discography

Albums

CT 7031 Chris Young* Pranks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Citadel (3) CT 7031 US 1982 Sell This Version
VCD 47255 Charles Bernstein, Christopher Young Charles Bernstein, Christopher Young - A Nightmare On Elm Street I&II (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Varèse Sarabande VCD 47255 US 1984 Sell This Version
CST-0211 Chris Young* The Power (The Original Soundtrack Recording)(LP, Album) Cerberus Records (2) CST-0211 US 1984 Sell This Version
CST-0212 Chris Young* Def-Con 4 (The Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Cerberus Records (2) CST-0212 US 1985 Sell This Version
STV 81275 Christopher Young A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Varèse Sarabande STV 81275 US 1986 Sell This Version
FILM CD 021 Christopher Young Hellraiser (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Silva Screen FILM CD 021 UK 1987 Sell This Version
STV 81358 Christopher Young Flowers In The Attic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande STV 81358 US 1987 Sell This Version
VSC 5202 Christopher Young Bat 21 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSC 5202 US 1988 Sell This Version
CST-0214 Christopher Young U Boats: The Wolf Pack (Album) Cerberus Records (2) CST-0214 US 1988 Sell This Version
FILMCD 037 Christopher Young Haunted Summer (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Cerberus Records (2) FILMCD 037 UK 1989 Sell This Version
VSD 5220 Christopher Young The Fly II (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD 5220 US 1989 Sell This Version
GNPD 8015 Christopher Young Hellbound: Hellraiser II (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) GNP Crescendo GNPD 8015 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
MAF 7007D Christopher Young Hider In The House (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Intrada MAF 7007D US 1990 Sell This Version
MAF 7014D Christopher Young Bright Angel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Intrada MAF 7014D US 1991 Sell This Version
BCD 3014 Christopher Young Max And Helen (Original Soundtrack Recording)(CD, Album) Bay Cities BCD 3014 US 1991 Sell This Version
VSC-5388 Christopher Young Rapid Fire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSC-5388 US 1992 Sell This Version
RCA 07863 66120-2, 07863-66120-2 Christopher Young Jennifer 8 (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) RCA, Milan RCA 07863 66120-2, 07863-66120-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
MAF 7028D Christopher Young The Vagrant (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Intrada MAF 7028D US 1992 Sell This Version
VSD-5340 Christopher Young The Dark Half (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5340 US 1993 Sell This Version
VJF 5001D Christopher Young Cinema Septet (Original Soundtracks)(2xCD, Album + Box, Ltd) Intrada VJF 5001D US 1993 Sell This Version
0022032CIN Christopher Young Invaders From Mars(CD, Album) Cinerama 0022032CIN Germany 1994 Sell This Version
3-8700-2H1 Christopher Young Dream Lover (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Koch Screen 3-8700-2H1 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD96002 Christopher Young Species (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Intrada CD96002 US 1995 Sell This Version
74321 33742-2 Christopher Young Copycat (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Milan 74321 33742-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CD96003 Christopher Young Virtuosity (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Promo) Intrada CD96003 US 1995 Sell This Version