Design Samples

I focus on detailed soundscapes, original music, and effects. Samples below are categorized by ambience, effects, music, or field recording. Additional recordings may be heard at https://soundcloud.com/katsoundmn .

MUSIC: Original music created for Walking Shadow Theatre's 2019 production of Open, by Crystal Skillman.

MUSIC: Original music and sound collage created for Pillsbury House Theatre's 2019 production of Jimmy and Lorraine: A Musing, by Talvin Wilks. (This track contains gunshots and racist language.)

MUSIC: Original music for The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin, by Jessica Huang, produced at History Theatre, St. Paul, MN, March 2016.

MUSIC: Original music for William Shakespeare's Richard III, , produced by Great River Shakespeare Company, Winona, MN, summer 2017.

MUSIC: Original music for William Shakespeare's Cymbeline, produced by Great River Shakespeare Festival, Winona, MN, summer 2019.

EFFECTS: "Lightning blasts and the faraway cottage darkens, lost to the howl of a dragon’s roar." For Michael Elyanow's play, The Children, produced by Pillsbury House Theatre in 2016, I mixed the sounds of an alligator breathing, a pig scream, and a human scream to create the sound of a dragon roar.

FIELD RECORDING: A recording of the neighborhood around 35th and Chicago, Minneapolis.

MUSIC and AMBIENCE: Written by Jessica Huang and produced in 2015 by Mu Performing Arts, Purple Cloud addresses three generations of a Chinese-American family struggling with their multi-racial identity and acculturation. This track underscored a very ritualized and poignant funeral scene that had very little dialogue. 

FIELD RECORDING: Sounds from an open air streetmarket in Havana, Cuba, December 2015.

MUSIC: An improvisational recording of foot stomps, claps, and guttural utterances for My Children! My Africa! at Park Square Theatre.  (A video of the recording session can be seen here: vimeo.com/145140077 ) To enhance the track, I laid underneath a kalimba, a shaker and electronic log drum sampler.

FIELD RECORDING: A snapshot of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, at midnight on a Saturday, March 2013.