Mark Cooney composed music for award winning short films, including “Mystery in the Keys” (Winner of Best Shorts Competition - Finalist Central States Film Fest), “The Rise of Whore Betsy” (Kyiv Film Festival), and a “Pony’s Perspective” (“Impact Docs” Documentary Film Festival). His music has also appeared in numerous festivals, including the Portland Film Festival and international film festivals such as Cannes Marche Du Film, London City and Kyiv film festivals.
In addition, Mark has recently composed scores for original animated films such as “Split” by Paulo Reis and Mollie Simmon and “Escape Fail” by Yulia Song.
His music has been played and sung by many contemporary ensembles including the Grammy winning group “Roomful of Teeth” and the ITEC award winning “RAW Tuba Quartet.” His musical compositions have been performed and recorded by the Prague Symphony, Trackdown Studio, “Bearthoven” Contemporary ensemble, and the Oregon Bach Festival.
Mark holds a Master of Music in film scoring from New York University and a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Oregon. He has studied under Mark Suozzo, Robert Kyr, and David Crumb.