Carter Burwell (born November 18, 1955, in New York City) is a composer of film scores. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The City of New York A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance A film score is a broad term referring to the music in a film which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film He graduated from King School in Stamford, Connecticut, and Harvard College. Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, a Private university in the United States founded in 1636 by the Massachusetts
As a film composer, Burwell has had a long working relationship with the Coen brothers, providing music for every film they have made. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, known together professionally as the Coen brothers, are four-time Academy Award winning American filmmakers He enjoys working with left-field directors and has also scored Spike Jonze's films. Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel October 22, 1969) is an American director of Music videos and commercials and an Academy Among his best known non–Coen Brothers film scores are And the Band Played On (1993), Conspiracy Theory (1997), Hamlet (2000), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). And the Band Played On is a 1993 Emmy Award -winning American made-for-television Docudrama directed by Roger Spottiswoode Conspiracy Theory is a 1997 American action / Paranoid thriller Film directed by Richard Donner. Hamlet, also referred to as Hamlet 2000, is an American Film by Michael Almereyda, released in 2000, set in contemporary The Spanish Prisoner is a 1997 American suspense film written and directed by David Mamet and staring Campbell Scott, Steve Martin Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is a 2007 film written by Kelly Masterson and directed by Sidney Lumet.
Burwell once played in a band named Thick Pigeon with Stanton Miranda. The group only released two albums, Too Crazy Cowboys and Miranda Dali. On Burwell's soundtrack for Psycho III, Miranda was a featured singer. Psycho III is a 1986 sequel to Alfred Hitchcock 's 1960 classic Psycho.