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Aaron Zigman, Hollywood's busiest composer
8-Sep-2007 -


One movie premiering each month

Award-winning composer Aaron Zigman is known as one of Hollywood's most diversified young film composers. Now Zigman is Hollywood's busiest composer. In five years, Zigman has scored more than twenty-five movies including John Q, Take the Lead, and The Notebook. In 2007, ten movies he composed will be released, including two pairs of movies with simultaneous release dates. Aaron Zigman is of high demand in Hollywood, with no signs of slowing down.

For the second half of this year Zigman will have at least one movie premiering each month including Good Luck Chuck, and The Jane Austen Book Club on September 21st, then Martian Child in October, followed by Why Did I Get Married, and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium on November 16th, and The Christmas Cottage in December.

Aaron began his musical career as a producer and arranger to popular music stars. His resume boasts names such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Patti Labelle, Carly Simon, Christina Aguilera, and Seal. A classically trained pianist as a child, Aaron has a foundation for writing melody with an ear for a good tune. His command of rhythm and different styles has led him to the success he is today.

Orchestration is Aaron Zigman's passion. He is an accomplished composer of concert works, writing numerous symphonic pieces including a 35 minute-long tone poem divided into 5 movements which was written in tribute for Yitzhak Rabin, and performed by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. Recently, the USC Symphony orchestra performed Zigman's Impressions, a suite for a wind ensemble. To further expand his career, Aaron arranged and orchestrated for feature films such as Mulan, The Birdcage, and Licensed To Kill.

Zigman's big break into feature film composing came in 2002, when director Nick Cassavetes offered him a shot at scoring John Q starring Denzel Washington. Zigman paid for a 55-piece orchestra and wrote an extravagant six-minute opening montage that he submitted as a demo to land the job. The relationship has led to further film collaborations including the romantic classic The Notebook, and the edgy drama Alpha Dog.

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