Clinton Shorter (born March 18, 1971) is a Canadian film and television composer. He is particularly known for his score for Neill Blomkamp's film District 9. He has also composed the music for over 300 television episodes.
|Born||March 18, 1971|
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Early life and educationEdit
Shorter created the score for an independent film, Come Together, in Vancouver. He went on to create music for several more films in the Vancouver area, including Neill Blomkamp 's short Alive in Joburg.
Shorter was asked to create a score for Blomkamp's 2009 science fiction film District 9, "something 'raw and dark' but which maintained its African roots". The resulting music has been described by reviewers as "rhythmic" and "magnificent", as "mournful ethnic-action strains", and as having "pseudo-exotic ambiance as a post-modern theme of loss". The sound track was released separately as a CD.
|2001||Come Together||Jeff Macpherson|
|2005||Alive in Joburg||Neill Blomkamp||Short film|
|The Cabin Movie||Dylan Akio Smith|
|2006||Nostalgia Boy||Michael Meinhardt||Short film
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Musical Score in a Short Drama
|Unnatural & Accidental||Carl Bessai|
|2009||District 9||Neill Blomkamp||BMI Film Music Award
SOCAN Domestic Feature Film Award
Nominated – IFMCA Award for Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year
Nominated – World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year
|Cole||Carl Bessai||Nominated – Leo Award for Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Drama|
|2012||Contraband||Baltasar Kormákur||BMI Film Music Award|||
|The Informant||Julien Leclercq|
|2014||Pompeii||Paul W.S. Anderson||SOCAN International Feature Film Award|||
|2021||Boss Level||Joe Carnahan|
|2006||Ties That Bind||Television film|
|12 Hours to Live|
|Her Fatal Flaw|
|Under the Mistletoe|
|2007||A Decent Proposal|
|Secrets of an Undercover Wife|
|This Space for Rent||2 episodes|
|Post Mortem||Television film|
|2008||Nightmare at the End of the Hall|
|The Secret Lives of Second Wives|
|NYC: Tornado Terror|
BMI TV Music Award
|2015–16||House of Lies||22 episodes|
|2015–18||Code Black||47 episodes
BMI TV Music Award
|2015–present||The Expanse||46 episodes|||
|2020||Tribes of Europa||6 episodes|
- "Clinton Shorter". The Times of India.
- Miguel Mera; Ronald Sadoff; Ben Winters (25 May 2017). The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound. Taylor & Francis. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-317-39898-1.
- Tzanelli, Rodanthi (2016). Thanatourism and Cinematic Representations of Risk: Screening the End of Tourism. Routledge.
- "The Expanse: Interview: Composer Clinton Shorter". SciFi Bulletin, interview by Paul Simpson
- Devroop, Chatradari (2014). "Chapter 7: Pirates of the Curriculum". Africa and Beyond: Arts and Sustainable Development. Routledge. p. 95.
- Kirk Honeycutt (28 July 2009). "District 9 -- Film Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- "CD Review: District 9". Film Music Magazine. By Daniel Schweiger • September 14, 2009
- "‘Pompeii’ a campy action adventure with pricey effects". NY Post, By Lou Lumenick, February 20, 2014
- "Clinton Shorter Chats With SciFiPulse About ‘The Expanse’ & ‘Colony’". SciFiPulse, by Ian Cullen, June 8, 2016
- Scott, A. O. (13 August 2009). "In Neill Blomkamp's Film, Visitors from Space Get a Harsh Hello". The New York Times.
- Oliver Gettell (13 January 2012). "'Contraband' deals in illicit fun, not substance, critics say". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- Scott Foundas (30 July 2013). "Film Review: '2 Guns'". Variety. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- Peter Debruge (19 February 2014). "Film Review: 'Pompeii'". Variety. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- Brian Lowry (28 September 2015). "TV Review: 'Code Black'". Variety. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- Maureen Ryan (23 November 2015). "TV Review: 'The Expanse'". Variety. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- Maureen Ryan (4 January 2016). "TV Review: 'Colony'". Variety. Retrieved 5 October 2018.