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Composer, immersive sound design

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About Alan Howarth

Sound designer | Alan Howarth Inc | USA | California

Alan Howarth’s high school and college days took place in Cleveland, Ohio. Playing music in local rock bands, he opened for national touring acts including “The Who”, and “Cream”. He was invited to provide synthesizer support for fusion jazz band, “Weather Report”, beginning in 1976 which relocated him to LA. The major breakthrough for Alan was in 1979, when he met the sound effects team for Star Trek-The Motion Picture, launching him as a sound designer for the following 6 Star Trek feature films. Alan’s next break was “Escape From New York” where he co-composed music with director, John Carpenter, the continued to work on Halloween 2-6, Christine, Big Trouble In Little China, Prince of Darkness and They Live Firmly established as a producer, film composer, and sound designer, he continues to be a sonic visionary today. Currently Audio Consultant at Magic Leap


Year Project name Client Role
1980 Escape From New York John Carpenter Composer
1983-1995 Halloween Sequels Trancas Films Composer
1979-1996 Star Trek Paramount Pictures Sound Designer
1988 They Live John Carpenter Composer
1994 Army of Darkness Sam Remy Sound Designer
2004 Lord of The Rings-Two Towers Electronic Arts Sound Designer
2002-2004 Electronic Arts sound Department Electronic Arts Chief Audio Officer
2015-2018 Sonic Arts Magic Leap Audio Generalist
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Year Award Awarded for
1988 Oscar Best Sound Effects- Hunt For Red October
1989 Oscar Best Sound Effects- Dracula
1986 Golden Reel Best Sound Effects- Little Mermaid
1987 Golden Reel Best Sound Effects-Running Man
2014 Lifetime Achievement Horror Film Fest
1989 Saturn Award Best Music Score – They Live
2018 Impact Award Career Contribution to Horror and Sci-Fi Film Music


Year School Course
1971 Baldwin Wallace Music Art

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