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Michael Brook

Composer – Film: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Vow, The Fighter, Into the Wild

Composer – Film: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Vow, The Fighter, Into the Wild

Over the past twenty-five years, Michael Brook has forged his own path, fueled in equal parts by scientific curiosity, the thrill of playing guitar, technical prowess and a fervent interest in music from all over the world. His creative energies and expertise have been tapped over the years by those who recognize Michael as, variously: a record producer; a soundtrack composer; an instrument builder; an inspired collaborator and player; and a solo artist possessed of a unique sensibility. Michael was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and studied music at York University. In the early 80s he worked as an engineer at Daniel Lanois’ studio. At this time, Michael also met pianist Harold Budd and musical iconoclast Brian Eno. “I used to work a lot with Eno, and I think I learnt quite a bit of my approach to the studio from him… that it’s important to stay in touch with a kind of intuitive, emotional sense of direction.” Another form of collaboration for Brook is film music. In 1992, he composed and performed the acclaimed score for the Academy Award nominated documentary The Fires of Kuwait. Following work on the soundtrack to director Michael Mann’s 1995 film Heat, Michael worked on Albino Alligator and Affliction. As a musician, Michael’s electronically-enhanced guitar may be heard on many films, including composer Hans Zimmer’s scores for Black Hawk Down, Mission Impossible 2, and The Pledge. Michael has composed the score for the hot-button, 2006 Al Gore global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and produced the soundtrack, as well as contributed compositions.

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