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Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary

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At the age of 24, McCreary was launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to SyFy’s hit series Battlestar Galactica, for which he composed “the most innovative music on TV today” (Variety). It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com declared Bear McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, listing him alongside legends John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann.

McCreary’s many other credits include AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead, where he collaborated with writer / director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator). He has also composed critically-acclaimed scores for series such as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Eureka, Caprica, Trauma and The Cape. His swashbuckling score for Human Target featured the largest orchestra ever assembled in the history of series television and earned him his first Emmy nomination. His feature film work includes Disney’s worldwide hit Step Up 3D, and his videogame credits include Sony’s successful SOCOM 4: U.S. NAVY SEALs.

Attending the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, McCreary completed degrees in composition and recording arts. However, his professional training came from film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments). McCreary was one of Bernstein’s select protégés, and learned the tools of the trade working with and orchestrating for the maestro.

McCreary has performed Battlestar Galactica concerts before thousands of fans from around the world. He has conducted orchestral performances of his music in North America and Europe, and has been invited to conduct at film music festivals such as Fimucité in Tenerife, and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain. McCreary spent his childhood immersed in film and television music; he is delighted now to contribute to the genres that inspired him.
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Bear McCreary "Dale For Dinner (Wrong Turn 2)"
Album: The Screen: Halloween [Fox Music Publishing Sampler]
Bear McCreary "The Meat Grinder (Wrong Turn 2)"
Album: The Screen: Halloween [Fox Music Publishing Sampler]
Bear McCreary "Arrow Through Two Heads"
Album: Wrong Turn 2: Dead End [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
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