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  • Date of birth : 25/05/1970

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  • Morris Trevor

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Trevor Morris (1970)

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Trevor Morris is a Canadian orchestral composer, music producer, and creator of electronic music. He is probably best known for the creating the soundtracks for the television shows The Tudors, The Pillars of the Earth and The Borgias. He has recently been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for his score for The Borgias and an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or A Special for his score for The Pillars of the Earth

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 early life
Trevor was born in London ON, Canada, a few hours outside Toronto. He was accepted to St. Mary’s school for the arts as a child, where he studied violin and choir daily. At age 13, Trevor was commissioned by his school to compose a piece for his graduating class to perform in honor of the Pope John Paul’s visit to Canada. His fee, $50. “Beloved Young People”, a book authored by the Pope aimed at the youth of the generation became the source for adapted lyrics, and Trevor’s senior class performed his composition for Piano and 4-part Choir at St. Mary’s cathedral at graduation. It was a defining moment that would shape Trevor’s future.

 early career
College saw Trevor attend, Fanshawe College’s “Music Industry Arts” program. Trevor graduated top of his class and upon graduation immediately moved to Toronto to start work. Trevor spent his 20’s in the music production circles of Toronto. He eventually turned his attention away from production and over to composing full time music for Television commercials, another choice that would change his future direction.
Wanting a longer format for his music ideas, scoring Films and Television series were next up in Trevor’s ambitions. A notion that in 1999 would lead him to make the most dramatic and impactful choice of his career, the move to Los Angeles. Trevor started his early years in Los Angeles working with top Film Score composers such as James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer. As part of Zimmer’s team, Trevor amassed over 25 major screen credits on some of Hollywood’s top block busters.

 later career
Then as Trevor’s own composition career developed, so did the opportunity to directly collaborate with some of the industry’s top names, such as Jerry Bruckheimer, Neil Jordan and Tony and Ridley Scott. 2010 marks the 4th Television series Trevor has collaborated with and scored for Jerry Bruckheimer and his team. He also recently completed the Epic mini-series “The Pillars of the Earth” with Tony and Ridley Scott producing. In 2007 Trevor received the EMMY award for best music composition for a Television series main title for “The Tudors”.
Trevor maintains a production company in Toronto with his partners, complete with a duplicate writing suite to allow him to spend time and work there and need or inspiration requires.
Trevor currently lives and works in Los Angeles with his family. Having previously worked as an assistant to Hans Zimmer, Morris has worked as composer on a number of video games including SimCity Societies, Army of Two and Need for Speed: Carbon as well as films such as The Hills Have Eyes 2.

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