Alan Howarth's professional Music and Sound Design career began playing music in rock bands, he opened for national touring acts including "The Who", and "Cream". He then began to create original music in bands "Braino" and "Pi Corp, utilizing synthesizers to make electronic music. He was invited to provide synthesizer support for fusion jazz band, "Weather Report", beginning in 1976 which relocated him to LA. The major breakthrough for Alan was in 1979, when he met the sound effects team for Star Trek-The Motion Picture, launching him as a sound designer for the following 6 Star Trek feature films. Alan's next break was "Escape From New York" where he co-composed music with director, John Carpenter. Firmly established as a producer, film composer and sound designer, he continues be a sonic visionary today.