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About the Soundtrack
"Disturbing Behavior"


The score for DISTURBING BEHAVIOR is but one of many triumphs for Juilliard-trained composer and Emmy nominee MARK SNOW. Like a shape- shifting creature from the X-FILES, the television series from which his theme has become a smash worldwide, Snow has celebrated the unexpected throughout his career. His work has encompassed lush orchestral scoring, state-of-the-art electronics, pop album producing, classical performance and co-founding the legendary New York Rock 'n' Roll Ensemble.

A native of Brooklyn, Snow (born in 1946) may have inherited some musical talents from this father, a professional percussionist and Broadway drummer and his mother, a kindergarten teacher who taught music and played a mean stride piano. Snow began piano studies at age 10, then mastered both the drums and oboe. Discovering a passion for baroque and renaissance music, he began performing the oboe at concerts and local events.

Snow's musical studies continued at New York's High School of Music and Art, where he pursued composing. He also made the acquaintance of another teen with a passion for all kinds of music: Michael Kamen. The two became roommates when they went on to Juilliard, where Snow studied from 1964 to 1968 alo

ng with contemporaries Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zucherman. Snow's 70-plus television movies and miniseries include SOMETHING ABOUT AMELIA (Ted Danson and Glenn Close), THE OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL, THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE (John Travolta), CHILDREN OF THE DUST, HBO's critically acclaimed VIETNAM WAR STORIES, MURDER ORDAINED (Keith Carradine and JoBeth Williams), IN THE LINE OF DUTY: SIEGE AT WACO, A WOMAN SCORNED: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY (Meredith Baxter) and most recently, TNT's THE DAY LINCOLN WAS SHOT (Rob Morrow and Lance Henriksen).

His feature film work includes 1995's BORN TO BE WILD, CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT, COLD DOG SOUP produced by George Harrison's Handmade Films, ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS and X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE. In addition to the X-FILES theme, he is also known for his themes for the TV series HART TO HART, CRAZY LIKE A FOX and MILLENNIUM.

Director Liner Notes:

Mark Snow's music can enhance the dramatic intent of the story, the scene and - most importantly - the moment. His ability to always know how much or how little has always impressed me.

My own career began in music with dreams of doing what Mark does to perfection. At least now I can say that, after working with Mark Snow, that dream has come true at last.

- David Nutter, DIRECTOR

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