Kevin Doucette: Composing for Film
Friday, March 29, 2019 2:00-4:00 pm
Dan School of Drama and Music Alumni Lecture
Friday, March 29, 2019 2:00-4:00 pm, Room 124, Harrison-LeCaine Hall
Film Composer, Recording Engineer and Inventor, [BEng, Mechanical Engineering Sci’02 and BA, Minor in Music ‘03]
Presents a Lecture on Film Scoring
Composing for film, TV, video games and visual media—the process, the deadlines and the technology.
Technology has become increasingly important in the field of music composition. In this presentation we will discuss the film scoring process from start to finish and role technology plays including, as time permits, such topics as the future of music creation through artificial intelligence and machine learning and the new field of wearable technology for interactive music creation through dance and motion. There will be lots of opportunities for questions and answers.
With a unique background in engineering and film scoring, Kevin’s work is often at the nexus of music and technology. He has spent the past few years collaborating with Intel to create new forms of music creation and performance and most recently was the music supervisor for “Le Musk”, an immersive cinematic virtual reality experience with his mentor A.R. Rahman. Kevin started working with A.R. Rahman eight years ago on his “Slumdog Millionaire” world tour and has now become an integral part of his team collaborating on other projects such as “Pelé: Birth of a Legend”, “Hundred Foot Journey”, “Million Dollar Arm”, and many Indian feature films. He has also served as a composer for TV, trailers and video games including the recently released “Dead Rising 4”.
Kevin spent his formative years in France and the Netherlands, developing a passion for music early on in his life. Although he can play multiple instruments, he has been a classically trained pianist since the age of 6. He continues to perform and direct live shows such as the opening musical performance for the Intel 2018 keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show and A.R. Rahman’s Coke Studio show in India. Kevin has also been working as a consultant for Yamaha and Steinberg for the past 11 years and is currently the west coast Steinberg representative. In this capacity, he frequents studios to train musicians, artists and music producers on Cubase, Nuendo, Dorico and Wavelab.