Mark Birmingham

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Composer and musician Mark Birmingham is well known and respected around the music community for his musical talents and expertise with the use of digital music and computers in his arrangements. During…
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Composer and musician Mark Birmingham is well known and respected around the music community for his musical talents and expertise with the use of digital music and computers in his arrangements. During the '70s and early '80s, Birmingham gained much popularity in Europe and North America as a concert pianist, his celestial performances receiving high critical acclaim from music critics from both continents. A 1975 graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Birmingham won a soloist competition in 1976 with the Cape Cod Symphony. He also placed as a finalist two years later in the Portland Symphony national competition, and went on to work as a piano instructor and freelance composer, which included composing music for the Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater before he moved to Los Angeles in 1985. It was there he began programming and composing TV and film scores on a Synclavier Digital Music System, collaborating with such renowned film composers as Mark Isham, Jack Nitzsche, and Michael Convertino, among others. Birmingham worked at this until he founded PROSONUS in 1987, the same year he was commissioned to compose "Cape Cod Chronos" in commemoration of the symphony's 25th anniversary.

Since 1987, Birmingham has run PROSONUS, a company he founded that deals with digitally recorded instrument and musical libraries. With this company, he also works extensively in the areas of production, recording, and licensing his music library for multi-media use, as well as all facets of administration. In addition to his business achievements, Birmingham has begun examination into the world of original songwriting, self-releasing a full-length album of wonderful classical and new age inspired songs titled Garden Life. On the album, Birmingham displays his talents on the piano, synthesizers, and synclavier, joined on two tracks by string players. He also produced and assisted in the engineering of the album as well as releasing it under his own label, Rosemead Recordings. In 1995, Birmingham and his family settled in their current home of Falmouth, Maine. Active in sports and investing, he continues to accumulate clients for PROSONUS as well as pursuing his love for writing music, of which he professes, "I feel like I'm finally home."