A hero leaves his home and embarks on an adventure! Here is a demo of film score and video game music inspired by orchestral fantasy adventure music in the vein of The Legend of Zelda and Indiana Jones. Thanks for listening!
Here is my take on James Bond or spy/noir/thriller music. This cue is in two parts: the first half is a tense mysterious section and the second part, starting at 1:02, follows a chase scene! Thanks for listening!
Here's a clip of the opening scene I scored from the short film Marilyn's Dress.
This scene was challenging in that it transitions from the sisters' isolated childhood innocence to the uneasy, almost menacing tension created by the father's appearance. The music was designed to capture the mood of the increasing tension to the climax of the father's reaction to the girls.
Featured soloist: Leon Christian, guitar.
Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy!
After getting the awesome software plugin, Chipsounds by Plogue, I wrote some retro chip music to try it out! These tracks only use NES chip emulation and adhere to realistic hardware limitations. Can you guess what NES tracks inspired these? I hope you enjoy and alternatively, you can view it on YouTube here and here! Thanks!
Hi there! I have recently launched my official Musician/Band page on Facebook. If you prefer notifications through Facebook, this is great way to get instant news about my original music and related film and game projects! Please visit and like my page today! Thanks!
I had a great time at PAX Dev 2014 this week! I got to hang out with notable game industry professionals including Lance Hayes, Jason Poss, Akash Thakkar, Matthew Steele, Richard Ludlow, Mark Shoemaker, Brad Meyer, Damian Kastbauer, and many others from game studios such as PopCap, Microsoft, Sony, ArenaNet, Sucker Punch Productions, and more. If you are interested in how the game industry works, not only just game audio, PAX Dev is an excellent annual event that I highly recommend. Hope to see you there next year!
I just had the privilege of meeting notable Hollywood orchestrator Norman Ludwin! He has worked on many recent hit films including Super 8, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Ratatouille, Up, John Carter, and Priest! Mr. Ludwin was kind enough to travel to Seattle to present various orchestration techniques, focusing on the musical style of John Williams. I thank Norman and the Seattle Composer's Alliance for facilitating the event and I hope he returns to Seattle soon!
There is still time to register for the fantastic Summer Intensive Program from Seattle's Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, directed by two-time Emmy award-winning film composer Hummie Mann. The program is valuable to students, educators, and current music professionals in the film and TV, video game, or entertainment industries. This year it is being offered both in Seattle and in Nashville so don't miss out!
Acclaimed Sci-fi writer, Harlan Ellison (Star Trek, Babylon 5, The Twilight Zone) recently praised Rocket Man and the Aerial Fortress in a letter to the directors, Michael Korolenko and Wade Chitwood: "I watched it with growing pleasure, disbelief at its skill, and ultimate huzzahs, this is a keeper! ... I only love your movie!"
I am pleased to announce the release of my Katya Soudek Music Instruction page on Facebook! If you use Facebook, please like and follow the page for fun, interesting, and educational musical posts.
I am currently accepting a limited number of new students for piano lessons, clarinet lessons, and other music lessons in the Federal Way, WA area. Sign up today!
Exciting news: Miracle of the Murderers was awarded BEST FILM, BEST EDITOR, and AUDIENCE CHOICE at the OTIS Film Festival!
Also, 2-time Academy Award Winner Ben Hecht's IMDb movie credit was added on the Miracle of the Murderers IMDb movie page for original story. Then MotM appeared on the top of Hecht's IMDB page!
Wow! What an incredible experience... composing music and conducting a 50-piece orchestra and recording at Seattle's prestigious Studio X with Grammy-nominated recording engineer Reed Ruddy! My greatest thanks to Seattle's best musicians and the Studio X crew!