OAK DEMON for
SOLO CONTRABASSOON

Parnther records a new dynamic solo piece for contrabassoon by Los Angeles based composer, Dave Volpe.

BIOGRAPHY

 

Hailed by the Huffington Post as "the ultimate in tonal purity" and praised by the L.A. Times for his "effortless phrasing", Anthony Parnther is a Los Angeles based recording artist for motion picture, television, and video game scores. In addition to the bassoon and contrabassoon, Anthony performs on period instruments from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical era as well as specializing in some not-so-common woodwind instruments like the Sarrusophone and the Heckelphone. It is not uncommon to see Anthony wielding a bass or baritone saxophone, a contrabass clarinet, or any array of gigantic woodwind instruments in addition to his bassoons on the scoring stages in Hollywood.

Anthony has recorded bassoon, contrabassoon and other wind instruments on an extensive list of film and television soundtracks by Hollywood's preeminent composers including John Williams, Terrence Blanchard, Danny Elfman, Bruce Broughton, Michael Giacchino, Mychael Danna, Ludwig Goransson, David Newman, John Powell,  Alan Silvestri, and Hans Zimmer.

Anthony has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Long Beach Symphony, MUSE/ique, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, California Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Jacaranda: Music on the Edge, Here/Now Music Festival, Long Beach Opera,  Golden State Pops Orchestra, the Echo Society, and the McCallum Concert Band.

Anthony's extensive discography includes recordings and live performances with artists spanning virtually every genre including Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Jackie Evancho, Kanye West, Hanson, Snoop Dogg, The Eels, Madonna, Kid Cudi, Il Volo, Elton John, Michael Bolton, Pete Townsend, Billy Idol, Evanescence, Vanessa Williams, Maynard Ferguson, Wynton Marsalis, Doc Severinson, and Stevie Wonder.

He has appeared on the American Music Awards, the BET Awards, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Video Games Live, and the Video Game Awards.

He began bassoon lessons with Julia Miller in Lynchburg, Virginia and went on to train professionally with Robert Barris, Burl Lane, Willard Elliott, and Tristan Willems.

Anthony is a W. Schreiber performing artist and has performed on his W. Schreiber S-91 Prestige bassoon since 1997.

Final Day of Scoring - Sony Pictures/MGM
Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker
L to R John Williams and Bassoon Section
 Rose Corrigan, Anthony Parnther and Damian Montano

ANIMATED TELEVISION SERIES

Family Guy
Family Guy
The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Alf Clausen, Composer

Animaniacs_2020
Animaniacs_2020

Steve and Julie Bernstein, Composers

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Carl Johnson and Joshua Moshier, Composers

American Dad
American Dad

Joel McNeeley, Composer

Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham
Star Trek Lower Decks
Star Trek Lower Decks

Chris Westlake, Composer

Wondeful World of Mickey Mouse
Wondeful World of Mickey Mouse

Chris Willis, Composer

Solar Opposites
Solar Opposites

Chris Westlake, Composer

SCIENCE FICTION

Star Wars ep. IX
Star Wars ep. IX
Tenet
Tenet
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Beyond
Mandalorian
Mandalorian
Orville
Orville

Joel McNeeley, Composer

Rogue One
Rogue One
Stargirl
Stargirl
Men in Black International
Men in Black International
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters

MARVEL / DC UNIVERSE

Aquaman
Aquaman

Gregson Williams, Composer

Venom Let there be Carnage
Venom Let there be Carnage
The Suicide Squad
The Suicide Squad
Stargirl
Stargirl
New Mutants
New Mutants
Spiderman Homecoming
Spiderman Homecoming
Luke Cage
Luke Cage
Agents of SHIELD
Agents of SHIELD
Xmen
Xmen

HORROR

The Hunt
The Hunt
Conjuring 2
Conjuring 2

Joseph Bishara, Composer

Dr Sleep
Dr Sleep

The Newton Brothers, Composers

A Quiet Place 2
A Quiet Place 2

Marco Beltrami, Composer

New Mutants
New Mutants

Mark Snow, Composer

The Nun
The Nun

Abel Korzeniowski, composer

Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Killer Klowns from Outer Space

John Massari, Composer

Venom: Let there be Carnage
Venom: Let there be Carnage

Marco Beltrami, Composer

Goosebumps
Goosebumps

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Lion King
The Lion King

Hans Zimmer, Composer

Moana
Moana

Mark Mancina, Composer

Minions: the Rise of Gru
Minions: the Rise of Gru

Heitor Pereira, Composer

Spongebob Movie Sponge on the Run
Spongebob Movie Sponge on the Run

Hans Zimmer, Composer

Onward
Onward

Michael and Jeff Danna, Composers

Ferdinand
Ferdinand

John Powell, composer

Scoob
Scoob

Tom Holkenborg, Composer

Good Dinosaur
Good Dinosaur

Michael Danna, Composer

The Storks
The Storks

Michael and Jeff Danna, Composers

DRAMA

Mank
Mank
Da 5 Bloods
Da 5 Bloods
The United State vs. Billie Holiday
The United State vs. Billie Holiday
The Comey Rule
The Comey Rule
Black KKKlansman
Black KKKlansman
Cherry
Cherry
The Way Back
The Way Back
Lady Bird
Lady Bird
American Gothic
American Gothic

VIDEO GAMES

League of Legends
League of Legends
Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars 2

Gordy Haab, Composer

The Pathless
The Pathless

Austin Wintory, Composer

Valor's Reach
Valor's Reach

Mikolai Stroinski, Composer

Edith Finch
Edith Finch

Jeff Russo, Composer

Wild Rift
Wild Rift
Fantasia Music Evolved
Fantasia Music Evolved

Inon Zur, Composer

Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2

Maclaine Diemer, Composer

Tooth and Tail
Tooth and Tail

Austin Wintory, Composer

COMEDY

Coming 2 America
Coming 2 America
She's Gotta Have It
She's Gotta Have It
Little
Little
Daddy's Home 2
Daddy's Home 2
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
Night School
Night School
The Kominsky Method
The Kominsky Method
The Great
The Great
Men in Black International
Men in Black International
Mulan
Mulan
Ghostbusters Afterlife
Ghostbusters Afterlife
Togo
Togo
Call of the Wild
Call of the Wild
The King's Man
The King's Man
Blood and Treasure
Blood and Treasure
Timmy Failure
Timmy Failure
HousewithClocksonitswalls
HousewithClocksonitswalls
War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes

ACTION/ADVENTURE

TV SERIES

Once upon a Time
Once upon a Time
She's Gotta Have It
She's Gotta Have It
Mad Men
Mad Men
Empire
Empire
American Gothic
American Gothic
Timmy Failure
Timmy Failure
Time after Time
Time after Time
Blood and Treasure
Blood and Treasure
Once upon a Time
Once upon a Time