Bio

From the time she was a young child, Allison Geatches Cantor has been fascinated by the idea of encapsulating emotion within pieces of music.  She started piano lessons at the age of four and had already composed and notated a full piece of music by the age of five.  At eleven, carried away in a Hogwartsian realm of fantasy, she whipped up a piano score for the first Harry Potter book, and decided at that point that film score composition was exactly where her interests lie, a perfect blend of her love for music with feeling and her love for the fantastical.

Nine years later, she was finishing up a bachelor’s degree in music at Gettysburg College and decided to apply immediately for a graduate program to really pursue this film music idea.  She studied under Andy Hill and Hummie Mann at Columbia College Chicago, gathering valuable knowledge about composing for the screen.  Since then, she has been having the time of her life getting to do the work that she truly loves.

Now living in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs, Allison is currently primarily working with Mark Isham and loves each day’s new experiences.  She is thrilled to be employed in the film and television industry, and is always on the lookout for additional film projects to score.

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Video

PEARLS (2011), animated short dir. Tyler Harris

Score recorded with full orchestra at Capitol Records

Pearls from Tyler Harris on Vimeo.

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AIRHEAD (2014), short for Project Greenlight dir. Jason Fenton

Airhead from Visually Sound Pictures on Vimeo.

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