In the Royal family of film scoring artists, Alan Silvestri deserves his crown. He is celebrating his 70th birthday.
Born in New York City, Silvestri is a second generation American. his grandparents moved in early 20th century. For fun, Silvestri was the drummer of his high school rock band. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston to further his music education.
Alan scored his first film, a low budget action movie in 1972. He was only 21. It opened doors to score music for TV series episodes from Starsky & Hutch to CHIPs. These energy loaded music vignettes were noted by young Director Robert Zemeckis who offered Silvestri to score the music for his 3rd feature as a Director: Romancing the Stone in 1984. The chemistry was there and a partnership
lasting to this day, has been the career driven activity of Alan Silvestri.
Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, The Polar Express are just a few of their collaborations.
Alan Silvestri has also composed the music of other very popular movies: The Bodyguard, Father of the Bride, Ricochet among many others. His creative mind dedicated to serve and enhance the images, has made him a sought after composer for storytellers.
At 70, Silvestri is nowhere close to retire, and has dedicated some of his time to the Passion of making wine.
“Both music making and wine making involve a magical blending of art and science. Just as each note brings its own voice to the melody, each vine brings its own unique personality to the wine”
We are wishing Alan a happy birthday and many more exciting soundtracks to come.