FILM & TV COMPOSER
Corey Wallace is an LA based film and television composer with 15 years of experience. Recent projects include the innovative Virtual Reality Sci-Fi/Action film AGENT EMERSON, the third collaboration with phenom director Ilya Rozhkov, and the biopic documentary BEYOND THE BOLEX. Other recent releases include the supernatural thriller BE AFRAID on Netflix, and the brutal horror film ARTIK streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Wallace has also contributed additional music to Blumhouse’s THE FIRST PURGE, TNT’s SNOWPIERCER, ABC’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and ABC’s QUANTICO.
Wallace’s versatile musical style is equally at home in traditional orchestral film scoring as it is in modern sound design. His orchestral approach focuses on melody and colorful, lush orchestration, notable in his fantasy score to THE HYBRIDS FAMILY, Best Soundtrack winner at the 2018 Oniros Film Awards, as well as in his extensive work in animation. Wallace received a Hollywood Music in Media Award Nomination for his 2019 score to the animated film MISGUIDED, and he has scored Student Academy Award winning films DIA DE LOS MUERTOS and THE WISHGRANTER.
For modern or non-traditional film scores, Wallace uses an ever growing collection of state of the art analog equipment to handcraft unique, cutting edge sound design through the manipulation and transformation of field recordings and electronic sound, a style perfectly at home in the darker genres. What started as an effort to avoid using synthetic orchestral samples, for film scores that could not afford live musicians, has grown into a unique form of musical expression that puts a signature sonic stamp on each score.
In 2008, Wallace attended the University of Southern California’s (USC) prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) program. After studying with horror icon Christopher Young (Drag Me to Hell, Exorcism of Emily Rose), Wallace would become his teaching assistant, and the pair began working on a book about his teaching philosophy and analysis of his work. During this time, Wallace was honored as one of twelve participants in the 2010 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop where he received the David Rose Scholarship. In 2011, Wallace worked on several projects for Anthony E. Zuiker (creator, CSI), including a collaboration with Academy Award winner Robert Legato. In 2012, Wallace scored the indie horror hit SHADOW PEOPLE for Writer/Director Matthew Arnold (Emerald City), which would lead to the pair working together on the NBC series SIBERIA in 2013. Collaborations with co-composer Michael Kramer started in 2014 for the indie film EFFICIENCY, and the pair would continue on to score a pair of Dan Glaser directed films, OXENFREE and VALLEY OF BONES.
Upcoming projects include the found footage/slasher film UNSHELTERED, Dan Glaser’s viking horror AFTERWALKER, and an 80s/90s inspired orchestral score to SUPERCELL, a storm-chasing inspired film from long-time collaborator Jamie Winterstern.