Chris Ainscough

Chris Ainscough


Chris started his musical career playing piano, trumpet, and double bass, and by the age of 16, he was performing nightly at major clubs, and touring with various heavy rock tribute bands across Canada. Chris’ experience as a music performer was the catalyst that inspired him to pursue formal schooling in music and recording technology. Today, Chris enjoys a thriving, award-winning career working on many large-scale soundtracks for film and television.

In addition to his work as a sound editor, re-recording mixer, and programmer, Chris has created soundtracks for a long list of World Fair pavilions, feature films, and TV series. Other career highlights include receiving 2 Golden Reel nominations as a Sound Designer and Sound FX Editor on the hit TV series, “Highlander” and recording the orchestral score for the classic television series "MacGyver”.

As a film composer, Chris has scored over a dozen feature films and has been nominated for and has received several awards and nominations.                 

Recently, Chris received a Leo nomination for his score to "Heart of a Dragon", a Mark Gordon production, (The Patriot, Grey's Anatomy); Chris produced the score in consultation with 15 time Grammy Award winning composer, David Foster. “Heart of a Dragon” will see its much-anticipated release this year. Chris is also putting the finishing touches on “Taming the Dragon” – a ‘making of’ documentary of the film.

Last year, Chris scored "Wild Cherry" starring Rob Schneider, Rumer Willis and Tia Carrere. Chris’ latest large-scale event score is “A New Day in Vancouver” the main screen show at the Vancouver Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.