John Houston

composer

music for film, tv, games, etc...

Music – Live Action


Following the Golden Arrow

“Following the Golden Arrow” (directed by Benjamin Atkinson and Brandon Schiffli) is an hour-long World War II documentary I scored in 2014.  For more information on “Following the Golden Arrow,” or to buy the DVD, go to followingthegoldenarrow.com


The Knife Thrower's Apprentice

“The Knife Thrower’s Apprentice” (directed by Ryan K. McNeal) is a short film I scored in 2011.  This excerpt is from the main titles at the beginning of the film.  The score was recorded at Capitol Records in Hollywood with a full orchestra of session musicians.  You can watch the entire short film in my Videos section.


The Coffers

“The Coffers” (directed by Eric Wilson) is a short film I scored in 2012.  This music is from a montage/flashback in the middle of the film.  The score was recorded at Umbrella Media in Los Angeles with a small ensemble of session musicians.  It was nominated for a Best Soundtrack award at the 2013 Madrid International Film Festival, and won a Silver Medal/Jury Choice award for Best Impact of Music in a Short Film at the 2014 Park City Film Music Festival.  You can see more of Eric’s work at thewilsonian.com


The Possum

“The Possum” (also directed by Eric Wilson) is very short film I scored in 2011.  This track is the entire score from start to finish.  It was recorded in Orange County with a small ensemble of session musicians.  The full video is also available to watch in my Videos section (and you can still see more of Eric’s work at thewilsonian.com)


The Window

“The Window” (directed by Zach Mehrbach) is a short film I scored in 2010.  This excerpt is from the main titles at the beginning of the film.  The score was recorded by musicians of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.


If You See...

“If You See…” (directed by Matthew Cusimano) is a short film I scored in 2011.  This track is a medley of several excerpts from the score.  It was also recorded by musicians of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  You can find more information on “If You See…” at cusimanofilm.com



“Music Box Melody” is a short track I wrote for nothing in particular. (Not included in the Live Action playlist above.)


Music – Animation

Videos

Full video for the short film

“The Knife Thrower’s Apprentice”

 

Full video for the short film

“The Possum”

 

Credits


Animation

2013-2015, Lalaloopsy, 13 episodes, 4 DVDs, & 5 webisodes
(with series composer William Anderson)

2013-2015, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, 2 episodes
(with series composer William Anderson)

2013, Packages from Planet X, 26 episodes & 13 digital shorts
(with series composer William Anderson)

2013, Grid Smasher, 1 episode
(with series composer William Anderson)


Live Action

2014, Following the Golden Arrow, documentary, 60 min.

2012, The Coffers, short, 26 min.

2011, The Possum, short, 3 min.

2011, The Knife Thrower’s Apprentice, short, 11 min.

2011, The Window, short, 9 min.

2010, If You See…, short, 13 min.



Awards & Nominations

Park City Film Music Festival
2014, Best Impact of Music in a Short Film, Silver Medal/Jury Choice, Park City Film Music Festival (for “The Coffers”)
Madrid International Film Festival
2013, Best Soundtrack nominee, Madrid International Film Festival (for “The Coffers”)


Education

2011, MFA Music Composition for the Screen, Columbia College Chicago

2009, MM Piano Performance, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

2007, BM Piano Performance, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

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JWHcomposition@gmail.com

Studio City, CA