KIMBERLY HENNINGER

COMPOSER/ VOCALIST

MY NAME IS KIM HENNINGER AND I HAVE MADE MUSIC MY WHOLE LIFE. I GREW UP IN A MUSICAL FAMILY, I LEARNED HARMONY AND MELODY FROM MY MOM ON LONG SUMMER CAR RIDES, IN CHOIRS AND BANDS.  I WAS A STUDENT OF RUSS GIBB WHERE I LEARNED VIDEO AND MEDIA PRODUCTION. I STUDIED VISUAL ART AND PSYCHOLOGY.

I  WORK WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS, ARTISTS, BANDS  AND SINGER SONGWRITERS.  I COMPOSE, PRODUCE AND SING FOR A WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS.

I AM THE CO-FOUNDER OF CATHEDRAL SOUNDS WHERE I WORK WITH MY COMPOSING PARTNER SHAWN PARKE AND WE PRODUCE AND COMPOSE MUSIC FOR FILM AND MEDIA. WE ALSO WORK WITH SINGER SONGWRITERS AND BANDS TO MIX, MASTER AND PRODUCE THEIR MUSIC.

ORIGINAL COMPOSING

I COMPOSE MUSIC AND VOCALS FOR FEATURE AND SHORT FILMS AND INTERNATIONAL AD CAMPAIGNS. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE FEATURE FILM - NOT ALONE.

AS A COMPOSER MY PRIMARY JOB IS STORY TELLING. I BELIEVE MUSIC IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF TELLING THE FILM MAKER'S STORY. IT CAN BE THE THREAD THAT BRINGS THE WORLD THE FILM MAKER IS CREATING TOGETHER.

WITH MY TENACIOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND MY COMBINED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IN VISUAL ART , MUSIC AND PSYCHOLOGY, I  AM OBSESSED WITH TRANSLATING THE IDEAS OF THE DIRECTOR INTO MUSIC - WHICH SUPPORTS THE ATMOSPHERE AND TONE OF THE FILM. I LOVE THE ART OF THE COLLABORATION.

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THE JOY OF MY WORK IS TELLING THE TALE OF THE CHARACTERS, CREATING ATMOSPHERE AND SPACE, EXPRESSING THE MOTIVATIONS, EMOTIONS AND SUPPORTING THE ACTORS PERFORMANCES WITH MUSIC.

SHAWN AND I  ARE CONSTANTLY EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW WAYS TO CREATE SOUND, MUSIC AND EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION. WHETHER WITH FOUND SOUNDS, FOLEY, LOOPING, LAYERING ON TEXTURE, INSTRUMENTS AND SOUNDS TO MAKE EACH SCORE EXQUISITELY UNIQUE.

PRODUCTION

I WAS SURPRISED WHEN I FIRST BEGAN PRODUCING MUSIC FOR MEDIA THAT ADS ARE THE SAME STORY TELLING AS A FEATURE - A HAIKU TO  A NOVEL OR PROSE, THIS REALIZATION MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CHALLENGE OF THE VERY SHORT STORY.

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EDUCATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE. 

DIRECTORS

CLAIRE CARRE`, CEZIL REED, LYDELLE JACKSON, SEAN O'CONNOR,  BARI KANG, ELIZABETH LAWRENCE , JULIA OSTERTAG , GABRIEL GRANT , CARA HALL, JOSH LUNDEN , NATALIE AVITAL , KRISTIAN MCKAY