Trevor Jones

Biography

Trevor Jones provided the musical score for The Dark Crystal. The South African composer got his start writing the score for the Academy Award winning film The Dollar Bottom and has written music for more than one hundred film projects. His pioneering work combining acoustic and electronic music made Jones an ideal partner for Jim Henson on The Dark Crystal. He understood the sound that Jim was looking for and tracked down the 18th century double flageolet that was played to represent Jen's twin flute. Jones also composed the score for Labyrinth and the series Jim Henson Presents The World of Puppetry. Other films scored by Jones include Excalibur, Runaway Train, Angel Heart, Mississippi Burning, Last of the Mohicans, Cliffhanger, Arachnophobia, Merlin, Sea of Love, In the Name of the Father, Richard III, and Notting Hill. He is active in music education, and his honors include an Honorary Ph.D. from The University of the Western Cape South Africa conferred on him by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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