Thus Aug 9th, 2018
I love when director's soul has something dying to scream yet that can only exist in dreams, but with creation of moving picture and music we bring it closer to waking state.
Wednesday May 23rd, 2018
I have been working a romantic drama and a comedy with grannies. It's wonderful to work on a heart warming project. I have also been vaguely asked to compose small ensemble for live concert. Not sure when or with whom... but here are some music from my personal project Music Diary. Click the link below
Saturday December 1st, 2017
It was wonderful to sing at Walt Concert Hall, Royce Hall, UCLA and being a member of the California Philharmonic Chorale and the Golden State Pop Orchestra and Chorale. Maestro Victor Vener was so charming, and I really loved how Ms. Mary Lou Basaraba rehearsed the choir.
Had a chance to perform Bach, Mozart and Beethoven 9th at St. Peter, Vatican and several locations in Roma with Japan Peace Choir. When I stepped into Saint Peter my jow dropped. I simply could not believe how stunning it was and I kept screaming "Beauuuuuutiful!" and that was the first time Maestro Hideaki Hirai spoke to me. I was little bit embarrassed. Rome Three Orchestra accompanied us, and there were some soloist and Italian and French opera singers from local to boost specially bass and tenor section.
2pm Sunday June 25th, 2017
Friday June 23rd, 2017
This was a 3D animation I worked on as a composer. Very sweet and I am excited for it to come out to the Festival next year. Meanwhile I invite you to come and listen to the music from the film. Enjoy!
Also here is a track from a dark psychological drama Postpartum. More project to come and I am so excited.
Saturday May 6th, 2017
To be conducted by Maestro Conlon, to hear Milena Kitic and Benjamin Blackwell close by, and to study how LA Opera manage over 200 people was invaluable experience. Thanks to LA Opera for this opportunity.
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
October 29, 2016
It was fantastic to meet all the actors whom I have been scoring music to since 2013. I invite you to come and here a sweet music.
Cannes Film Festival May, 2016
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Then we conducted Prayer For Peace from the movie Munich. Then The Library And Beyond from the movie Mathilda with punches and streamers.
Friday, December 18th, 2015
For the rest of the month, I will be substitute teaching group piano lesson to Mexican Immigrants Children, and trying to mentally and physically get ready for 2016. I have a strong feeling something really big and amazing is going to happen in 2016. Very excited but
On the light note of things....
Here is a comedy I scored for a short. It was really fun to study the orchestration and make this midi file. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 26th 2015
HAPPY THANKS GIVINGS!
Karin Okada, Composer
Tuesday, November 24th 2015
Monday, November 16th 2015
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
LA Film Independent
Ahhhh there is so much I want to share.... but I need to get back to work. I will make time ti write an essay next month. Until then Enjoy your summer!
Friday, June 12, 2015
Monday, April 6th, 2015
Monday, March 30th, 2015.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015.
Had a chance to place music in a small Christian TV talk show this month. Somehow I got so attached to this music and I almost didn't want to let it go......
Also I am working on a stop-motion-pictures about Beethoven. I am very excited about this film because it's about composer!!! This is a demo I made with 49 keys midi controller, and I 'm going to do 3 incidental music, (Beethoven playing piano) and film score. (scoring for the film)
Also yesterday I had a pleasure to help my composer friend for his commercial music as a vocalist. Now I have a vocal mic AKG C214, I can easily record at home and email the music file to my colleagues.
Talking about Mic.... those songs below are all recorded with internal mic of a lap top:
This one below is something I recorded at a studio.
And this is something I recorded with AKG C 214 recently...
Hope you had some fun listening.
Happy February 2015!