KATYA SOUDEK

Composer for Film & Games

Katya Soudek is a Seattle-based composer for film and video games. Contact her today about original music for your project, music lessons, and other services!

Opening Scene of Marilyn's Dress

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!

PAX Dev 2014

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!

SCA John Williams Orchestration Event with Norman Ludwin

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!

 Hollywood Film Orchestration: A New Approach by Norman Ludwin, presented by the Seattle Composer's Alliance (SCA)

Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program Summer Intensive

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!

Rocket Man praised by acclaimed Sci-fi writer!

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!"

Katya Soudek Music Instruction now on Facebook

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!

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