N.Y. minute: Howard Shore

Composer

Howard Shore is a composer (“The Lord of the Rings,” The Aviator.”

Roots: Born and raised in Toronto.

N.Y. state of mind: “I helped create ‘Saturday Night Live’ and was the musical director. I composed a piece called ‘Brooklyn Heights’ for ‘Gangs of New York’ and worked with a lot of New York directors, including Sidney Lumet and Jonathan Demme.”

Comfort zone: “I live in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. and spend time in the West Village, where my wife Elizabeth Cotnoir, a writer-producer and documentary filmmaker, has an office.”

Gotham influence: “The Metropolitan Opera. Over the years I’ve seen the great operas and great conductors there. It’s a very important part of my life and unique to New York.”

Culture club: “The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I enjoyed ‘Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration’ exhibit. My daughter, Mae Shore, was a collaborator on that show.”

Food fix: “Gobo in the West Village. It’s innovative, that’s why I like it. It’s vegetarian and great tasting.”

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