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Place of Birth: UK
The son of a physics and biology teachers, Michael Price studied music at school, before starting his music career on the Tonmeister course at Surrey University, where he won the PRS composition prize in 1990. After writing a number of scores for contemporary dance in his early 20s, he became Musical Director of DNA Dance and Music, whose projects included the arts council funded chamber opera "All the Garden Gold", based on the life of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite movement. His first film work was in 1996, when he was invited by Michael Kamen to orchestrate and program electronic sounds for the Paramount film "Event Horizon". This led to a 5-year working relationship encompassing a number of film scores in London, LA and Prague, and concerts in Berlin, New York, San Francisco and Geneva. Following the production of the score to "Band of Brothers", he was approached to music edit on "The Fellowship of the Ring" for New Line Cinema. Prior to work as a composer, he worked as a music editor with films including Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Richard Curtis' "Love Actually", "Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason" and "Nanny McPhee". As a music editor, he has been nominated for 4 MPSE Golden Reel Awards, winning in 2001 for "The Fellowship of the Ring". Price has also worked with fellow composer David Arnold since 2002, with whom he has written and arranged on a number of projects, including Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz", "The Inbetweeners Movie" and "The Inbetweeners 2". Price and Arnold co-composed the music for "Sherlock", the BBC television series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. In 2015, they also co-composed the music for ITV's "Jekyll and Hyde" television series. Price composed the score for the film "Wild Target", a romantic comedy. This commission followed his score for "Wild Child". In addition to composing for Zentropa's "Dommeren" and Slingshot Studios' "Sugarhouse" he scored two documentaries for producer and director Alfonso Cuaron; "The Possibility of Hope", and Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine", both in 2007. He has worked with several music bodies and organisations, including the PRS and BASCA. In 2015 he was the chair of the BASCA Media Executive Committee and director of the BASCA board.
Official website of Michael Price: https://www.michaelpricemusic.com/
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