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New KCTS music in support of “Country Music”

POSTED ON September 09, 2019

If you tune in to KCTS9 in the Pacific Northwest you might catch the promos for Ken Burns’ new documentary “Country Music.” The two spots currently airing feature my original music which was part of a new promo package of underscore music and station ID themes.

I had the pleasure of screening a few scenes from the film in July and I’m looking forward to watching all the episodes beginning September 15th!

Music for KCTS9 in support of Ken Burns’ “Country Music”

POSTED ON July 25, 2019

In July I was able to attend a screening of excerpts from Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music which will air in September.

I again had the opportunity to work with KCTS9 to compose music for some of the promotional spots and local short-stories which will air in the Seattle-area in conjunction with the broadcast of Country Music. Look for them to start airing in the next few weeks on KCTS9.

Really inspiring night watching the film surrounded by people committed to Public Television.

Music for 48 Hour Film Comedy, G.A.

POSTED ON July 25, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with director Silas Lindenstein on his film G.A. which was part of Seattle’s 2019 48 Hour Film Project. The film recently screened at the SIFF Uptown theater.

When the film is released for a wider audience I’ll post it here.

Music featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

POSTED ON May 21, 2019

Dropped off my kid at school this morning then turned on NPR’s Morning Edition and heard one of my tunes from the Tattooed By Passion album.

Morning Edition has been incredibly supportive of my music over the years and I’m always honored when use it … not to mention surprised when I actually hear it live!

Music for Goodwill’s Earth Day 2019 Ad Campaign

POSTED ON April 29, 2019

Goodwill Earth Day 2019 :60 from Boone Sommerfeld on Vimeo.

Worked with director Boone Sommerfeld on this fun commercial for Seattle’s Goodwill Earth Day 2019 campaign. This track was recorded at my studio with Jon Hamar on bass and Hans Teuber on flute.

Music composed for King County Bar Association Documentary

POSTED ON April 09, 2019

 

I recently composed music for a mini-documentary for the King County Bar Association documenting their work with the Housing Justice Project. “Protecting Families from Homelessness” aired during their annual “Breakfast with Champions” fundraiser which featured a keynote speech by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Very proud to have worked with the team at Sparkworks Media on this project.

Composing new themes for KCTS9

POSTED ON February 23, 2019

In December 2018 I was commissioned to write some new themes for Seattle’s PBS station, KCTS 9.

They are making their way onto the air … you can view one here:
All of KCTS’ existing themes were ‘upbeat.’ The task for this theme was to create a theme to bookend ’emotional’ or ‘delicate’ subject matter.

The entire package of music included five versions of the KCTS9 theme which will start airing throughout 2019.

Music from How I Learned To Drive

POSTED ON July 24, 2018

Earlier this month Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s production of How I Learned To Drive wrapped.

My role on this show was more sound design and editing source music … but I did get an opportunity to write a few cues.

One of the few comedic reliefs was the juxtaposition of subject matter with the theme of a 1950s-1960s PSA Instructional Video and the Drivers Manual. So I created a theme called “Safety First: You and Driver Education” which was used at a couple spots during the play.

Take a listen on Spotify

POSTED ON July 23, 2018

A Spotify playlist of some of my original compositions:

Download the MotoTrek India Soundtrack

POSTED ON June 14, 2018

The MOTOTREK series set off for a series of episodes in India this year. I wrote some new music specifically for the specials. A number of people have requested a copy of the music so I’m offering it here as a free download.

If you would like to make a small contribution (via PayPal) for the music, click here.

Download MotoTrek India Original Soundtrack:

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