Mark Isham

Source: World Soundtrack Awards

Mark Isham

US film composer and jazz artist Mark Isham will be this year’s guest of honour at the 22nd World Soundtrack Awards on October 22. 

The awards ceremony will be held as part of the Film Fest Ghent taking place at the Music Center De Bijloke in Ghent, Belgium. 

Isham’s most notable credits include Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break, Shaka King’s Judas And The Black Messiah, Paul Haggis’ Crash and Michael Apted’s Nell. He was Golden Globe-nominated for the latter.

He is also known for writing the score for the Oscar and Grammy-nominated A River Runs Through It from Robert Redford as well as Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia.

Isham has scored more than 400 film and television projects during his career. Other key projects include TV series The NeversTogo and Little Fires Everywhere

The composer’s current projects including Tom Gormican’s feature The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent starring Nicolas Cage.

Film Fest Ghent will dedicate its annual Music for Film album to Isham’s body of work, which will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic during this year’s awards with Isham himself accompanying on the trumpet. 

German-born composer Max Richter was the guest of honour at last year’s World Soundtrack Awards.