Toronto based, multi-award winning composer Mark Korven has had his feet firmly planted in both the dramatic and documentary film and television worlds for over 20 years. He's been nominated for 14 Gemini's, most recently for his work on the acclaimed police drama series, THE BORDER. He won the Gemini award for the documentary A PROMISE TO THE DEAD and for the series, A SCATTERING OF SEEDS. Mark has also been honoured with 8 Genie nominations, winning the award for his score to the feature film, CURTIS'S CHARM.
Mark has worked with acclaimed directors Deep Mehta, Patricia Rozema and Vincenzo Natale and his music can be heard on CBS, CTV, CBC, EI, PBS, Discovery and BBC.
His most recent collaboration with director Robert Eggers was on the Sundance smash hit THE WITCH. The film has also been selected to screen at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
THE WITCH has been the subject of much praise in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Roger Ebert, and Indiewire:
"Not enough can be said by Mark Korven’s spine-chilling and atonal score that employs obscure instrumentation, from hurdy gurdys, nyckelharps and creaky fiddles, to its most disquieting advantage. Discordant, ghostly qualities send tremors through the heart, and the way Korven knowingly references the percussive chain-rattles of Krzysztof Penderecki’s feverish cues is intelligent and remarkably effective.”
-Indiewire’s The Playlist