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Hello there! Iím Thomas, a teen composer, musician and film score enthusiast.
While I of course was aware of John Williamsí legendary work from an early age, I never really gave it much thought. My first love was classical music, so itís quite odd that my awakening to the world of film music came in the form of Hans Zimmerís Pirates of the Caribbean scores. The ballsy power of the action music made quite an impression on someone used to the refined intelligence of classical music, and I set out to see what else was out there. I started with Zimmer, and so for a while I was one of those obnoxious Zimmer fanboys. And while I still believe Zimmer has incredible talent when he chooses to unleash it, Iíve since been made aware of the many other composers out there.
My awakening to non-Zimmer music came in the form of John Powellís stupendous HTTYD scores. This quickly expanded to the music of modern composers such as Powell (of course), Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams and Michael Giacchino, to name just a few. The cinematic-style music of Two Steps From Hell also makes very frequent appearances in my day-to-day listening, and I revisit my beloved classical favorites a lot as well. Iím still exploring the works of old masters like James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone (again, just to name a few), and the music of greats such as E.W. Korngold, Max Steiner, Bernard Hermann, Maurice Jarre and John Barry are virtually alien to me. But the intelligence and entertainment value of what Iíve already heard ensure my commitment to the genre for the foreseeable future.

Finding Filmtracks was a dream come true, to find so many people just as passionate and knowledgeable about film music as I am (in many cases, much more so). And even if I donít always agree with Christian Clemmensenís reviews, I can at least laugh at his gift for sarcasm.

I am also a composer-in-training, and my music can be found at the link below. I currently play trombone (and to a lesser extent, piano). Outside of film music, my other favorite music genres are classical and jazz.

Email me (serious stuff only please): thomasjenkinscomposer@gmail.com
My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3MwNQhACV2GP7atVbtnIaQ

P.S. If John Powell never wins an Oscar I SWEAR to God







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