Composer Mark Isham Scores Robert Redford Movie, The Conspirator

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The Oscar-nominated composer, teams with Redford on film music & soundtrack of the Civil War historical film starring James McAvoy.

Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning composer Mark Isham has composed the score for the new Robert Redford film, The Conspirator.

Isham and Redford previously collaborated on A River Runs Through It, for which Isham's score earned an Academy Award nomination. Isham worked several times with Redford, scoring and releasing soundtracks to the director’s films Lions For Lambs and Quiz Show.

Evoking the fragility, tension, and grandeur of perhaps our nation's most intense moment to endure as a final crucible in the battle of the Civil War, Isham created a work of epic emotional resonance in his the score to Robert Redford's The Conspirator.

Isham's mastery of symphonic soundscapes is breathtaking, perfectly complimenting Redford's complex and nuanced film. This deep expertise in shaping sound is can be heard in the sweeping emotional resonance of tracks such as "A Genuine War Hero," which references musical themes of the era while maintaining a completely contemporary sound. Isham’s experience with tone and pacing come into the fore through the driving intensity of the track "A Traitorous and Murderous Conspiracy."

A historical drama, The Conspirator is set in the aftermath of the Civil War just following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. James McAvoy stars as Frederick Aiken, a young attorney tasked with defending Mary Surrat (played by Robin Wright) – a suspected conspirator and the owner of the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others planned the assassination.

The Conspirator plays in theaters April 15. It co-stars Oscar winner Kevin Kline, Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson, with Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood.

The soundtrack to The Conspirator will be released by Isham's label, Mark Isham Music (MIM). MIM is notable as one of the first and only composer-owned and run labels. It is driven by the core values that acknowledge music's importance and power. Each MIM release adheres to the highest standards of audio fidelity and packaging, and is committed to innovation and exceeding customer expectations.

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