"I didn't give him any indication of what
it should be, how long it should be. I really
just said do something, and I was pretty
floored by what I got. It had exactly the
right feeling, kind of elegiac and somehow
uplifting at the same time. I was really
surprised by how purely cinematic it was"
- Steven Soderbergh
Recording a cue at the Sundance Composer Lab with composer
Forrest Gray first made a name for himself when he scored a documentary by award-winning director Steven Soderbergh. Titled and everything is going fine, the film chronicled the life and career of Gray's Father, Spalding Gray. Since his debut, Gray has gone on to make his mark in the film scoring world. his credits range from his work with singer-songwriter Mike Posner, as both an arranger and composer, to multiple film and television credits as an additional composer, including Apple TV+'s debut drama, The Morning Show, and Netflix's Space Force, both under the musical direction of Carter Burwell, and Netflix's Dear White People, under the direction of composer Kris Bowers.
Gray's talents encompass a broad range of genres, having written numerous orchestral scores, most notably in his work for Bowers on Kobe Bryant's The Wizenard Series audio book, as well as synth-heavy scores for shows like The Morning Show. His work has been described as "dynamic and evocative" with a "mature sense of drama" and a "sophisticated understanding of the orchestra."
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