New Dimensions in Sound & Music for Concert, Film, & Multimedia Productions
Born in northern New Jersey, Kevin Michael Mahonchak began his musical training at the age of ten, studying the keyboards including piano and organ, and later guitar. After high school he continued his studies at New York University and completed a degree in music composition and theory, along with further studies in the physical sciences.
As a composer/arranger/orchestrator, he has worked with various forms of music over the years including modern classical, rock, jazz fusion and ethnic genres. Fusing together elements of these different styles & musical systems, along with various sound designing procedures, he has developed his own approach to music learning and design, which includes the use of electronic and acoustic instruments ranging from modern synthesizers to full orchestras.
He has been associated with various composers over the years including Howard Shore, Leonard Rosenman, and Justin Dello Joio. His professional experience includes composition, arranging, score supervision, transcription, recording, mixing, programming, design and production for various projects. Orchestrations and preparation for orchestras and ensembles include the London Philharmonic, Hollywood Studio Symphony, Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Philharmonic, & the Martha Graham dance company. His work in film includes such credits as “The Game”, “Cop Land”, “The Cell”, “The Score” & the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy (see Projects page for more details).
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