The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones

The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones

This £570,000 research project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Trevor Jones is one of the most successful contemporary British-based composers of film music and is seen by peers as an influential figure in the industry. He is distinguished by the range of projects he has worked on, the directors he has collaborated with, and his development of novel approaches to the creation of film music.

His output includes scores for the groundbreaking animatronic films of Jim Henson (The Dark Crystal, 1982; Labyrinth, 1986), films with significant cultural impact such as Brassed Off! (1996) and Notting Hill (1999), and those dealing with political issues both in the UK and abroad. The latter include In the Name of the Father (1993) which investigates the wrongful arrest and treatment of the Guildford Four, and Mississippi Burning (1988), which deals with the struggles of black civil-rights activists and the Ku Klux Klan in the southern US in the 1960s. Many of the films he has scored retain currency and continue to appear regularly on British television schedules many years after their theatrical releases.


  • Music for Audio-Visual Media II Conference

    Date: 20/6/201622/6/2016

    The final project conference, Music for Audio-Visual Media II, will be held on Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 June 2016. Papers, themed panels, screen scores and short films dealing with any aspect of music and sound in and for audio-visual media are encouraged and welcomed by the conference committee. See the call for more information. Read more »
  • Labyrinth Lecture

    Date: 18/4/2016 | Time: 10.30am12.30pm

    Teachers of post-16 pupils should email to book spaces at this free lecture session. Read more »
  • In the Name of the Father

    Date: 18/7/2015 | Time: 4.45pm7.45pm

    Public screening of the 1993 film In the Name of the Father, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite, with a short illustrated talk before the film in which the Trevor Jones project team will introduce and draw on unique archival materials to shed new light on the development of Jones's. Tickets £7. Read more »
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    Audio-Visual Archives Conference

    Date: 17/7/201519/7/2015

    The 2nd project conference, Audio-Visual Archives, will be held at the British Library. It features papers on the use and management of audio-visual archives, and addresses questions regarding copyright and IP on the items held within them. Read more »
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