This short film demonstrates how Howard Shore has distinguished himself as one of Canada's most accomplished - and versatile - composers.
During woodland rambles with his beloved dogs, Shore gives free rein to his ceaseless creativity. Whether composing delicate counterpoint or Oscar®-winning movie music, Shore is keenly tuned to a remarkable range of musical expression.
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2011 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.
Ages 11 to 15
Arts Education - Art
Arts Education - Music
Health/Personal Development - Careers & Education
What is a muse? Why is it significant in art? Research an artist/muse relationship, share meaning with the class. Discuss Howard Shore’s methodical approach to music, and formulas he mentioned for different types of music. Listen to works by Shore. What does he try to convey through his work? Does he achieve this? Have students interpret his work through poetry, art or dance.