Trevor Jones (composer)

Trevor Alfred Charles Jones (born 23 March 1949 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African film composer.


Growing up in a musical family wanted Jones to be a film composer at age five. From 1967 he attended on a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music in London and then worked for five years at the BBC as a reviewer of film and television music. In 1974, Jones attended the University of York, from which he graduated with a master's degree in film and media music. He attended nor the National Film and Television School and spent three years studying the basics of filmmaking, and film and sound techniques. During this period he created have the background music for 22 student projects. 1981 Jones created the score for the Oscar winning short film The Dollar Bottom and the short film The Black Angel.

One of the first successes for the big screen was Jones music to the Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal ( The Dark Crystal, 1982), where he began as unusual instruments like a flageolet and a Okema. Also for Henson sequel Labyrinth Jones wrote the music again and was in the vocal tracks supported by pop star David Bowie, who wrote for the hit Underground. Jones is also a successful arranger of other composers, as for the title in the film Brassed Off.


Filmography (selection)