The composer James Horner died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Acclaimed film composer who won two Academy Awards for his work on the soundtrack for the 1997 film Titanic. He also earned Academy Award nominations for scoring Aliens (1986), Field of Dreams (1989), Apollo 13 (1995), Braveheart (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Avatar (2009).
He began playing piano when he was five years old. He received a bachelor’s degree from USC, then went on to earn his doctorate from UCLA.
He composed the song “Cutting Cards” for the HBO horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt.
How did James Horner die?
James Horner in 2011. The composer, responsible for more than 100 film scores over 40 years, died in a plane crash in 2015.
"The sound world that I created for 'Avatar' had to be very different, really, than anything I ever created before. There is also three hours of music."James Horner
"You have to make an audience experience with the ears as well as their eyes."James Horner
"When I do a film score, I am basically nothing more than a fancy pencil for hire. I don't own any of the music when I am - it belongs to the film company - and likewise, when I am done, even if I come up with something astounding that I may want to revisit... in the world of film composition, you can't do that."James Horner
"I'm used to working with the director and producer, and that's my relationship. It's very simple."James Horner
"To me, writing and composing are much more like painting, about colors and brushes; I don't use a computer when I write, and I don't use a piano. I'm at a desk writing, and it's very broad strokes and notes as colors on a palette."James Horner