- HANS KARL - Film and Multimedia Composer
- WEBSITE: www.hanskarlmusic.com
- MUSIC SCORING REELS: https://www.youtube.com/user/themesforscenes/playlists
September, 2015---Released the brand new music video called THE INCREDIBLE CARGO, showcasing a track off of my SHAGXOTICA! album of the same name.
This music was inspired by the artist SHAG (Josh Agle) and his wonderful paintings!
To hear/purchase SHAGXOTICA! - go here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hanskarl2
To view the amazing art of SHAG - go here: http://www.shag.com/
August, 2015---Released the trailer for the short film WONDERSHINE - a new short film I directed and composed the music score for. The 6 minute film and music are coming soon to YouTube.
Watch the trailer and hear part of the full music piece here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grcy0PO1RXY&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0&index=1
July, 2015---Released the new film music library track called FRAGMENTS IN NEON. This is a thriller/suspense instrumental, and is part of the "TAS" - Thriller, Action, Suspense - Film Music Library. Featuring Violinist Drew Tretick. Drew's website: http://www.drewtretick.com/
Hear the music theme here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMOVoMLg2bM Download the music theme and/or license it for your production here: http://hanskarl.bandcamp.com/track/fragments-in-neon
March, 2015---Composed the Main Titles music for the animated series CYKO KO! opener. View the animation and listen to the music theme here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPaXCU4REdw
CYKO KO! was produced, directed and animated by the talented Rob Feldman of Earworm Media, Inc. Earworm's site: http://www.earwormmedia.com/
January, 2015---My own personal composing work continues on the production of two initial film music libraries. Such a wonderful opportunity to work on my own projects:
1. THE "TAS" FILM MUSIC LIBRARY (THRILLER, ACTION AND SUSPENSE GENRES): https://hanskarl.bandcamp.com/album/tas-film-music-library-thriller-action-and-suspense
2. THE "FMT" FILM MUSIC LIBRARY (FANTASTICAL, MYSTICAL AND TRIBAL GENRES): https://hanskarl.bandcamp.com/album/fmt-film-music-library-fantastical-mystical-and-tribal
THE VISUAL VERSIONS OF THESE FILM MUSIC LIBRARIES ARE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sREtI022KkvKeL3CNiqlMG
December, 2014---Released the new film music library track called IN A REMOTE TOWN. This is a thriller/suspense instrumental, and is part of the "TAS" - Thriller, Action, Suspense - Film Music Library.
Hear the music theme here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwJI8g5yqFM&index=2&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sREtI022KkvKeL3CNiqlMG Download the music theme and/or license it for your production here: http://hanskarl.bandcamp.com/track/in-a-remote-town
December, 2014---Released the new film music library track called MYSTIC WARRIORS. This is a Tribal/Mystical instrumental, and is part of the "FMT" - Fantastical, Mystical, Tribal - Film Music Library.
Hear the music theme here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UgX5hLwzwE&index=4&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sREtI022KkvKeL3CNiqlMG Download the music theme and/or license it for your production here: http://hanskarl.bandcamp.com/album/fmt-film-music-library-fantastical-mystical-and-tribal
November, 2014 ---I produced and scored an original short-short film called CITY SEARCH, with visuals inspired by the track of the same name that I previously composed. CITY SEARCH is a thriller/suspense instrumental, and is also a part of the "TAS" - Thriller, Action, Suspense - Film Music Library.
Hear the music theme/watch the short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLbC7kv47U4&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0&index=9 Download the music theme and/or license it for your production here: http://hanskarl.bandcamp.com/track/city-search-2
August - September, 2014---Composed music for two promotional trailers introducing THE MARSCHER LORDS film, coming in 2015. This will be a short film initially, and possibly soon be a feature film as well. The story is interesting - In the Age of Chivalry, Two Brothers Face the Ultimate Test: Will the Desire for Self-Preservation & Material Wealth Preclude that of Duty to One's Fellow Man? Set in Medieval times, the music had to reflect not only the intense age of knights, kings, and chivalry, but it also had to reflect a modern action & film score sensibility. Think suspense, intrigue, beauty and heroism for the music tracks.
The film stars Robert E. Wilhelm (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4990021/?ref_=fn_al_nm_6) and Edwin H. Bravo (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2430511/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1).
To learn more about THE MARSCHER LORDS film, visit the official site: http://marscherlordsfilm.com/
To hear the two promo music spots go here:
1. http://vimeo.com/107764614 (:25 spot)
2. http://vimeo.com/107765627 (3:00 spot)
November 2013 to March, 2014---Composed an original soundtrack inspired by the graphic novel DENVER. This mature graphic novel (comic book) was created by
www.paperfilms.com - who are writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. DENVER also features the American Graphic Novel debut of illustrator Pier Brito, who's exceptional illustration work can be found here: http://www.pierbrito.blogspot.com/
The project was unconventional to work on, in that it consisted of composing "score" or soundtrack music inspired by still images from a comic book. Not being a music soundtrack in the conventional sense in that it's not connected to a film or moving images was a super fun challenge! A challenge that was met with lots of passion for this unique and ultra fun composing experience!
The final music inspired by the DENVER comic book is in the combined sci-fi, action and electronic styles. Both intense and atmospheric, the music is an interesting aural companion to the graphic novel of the same name.
The DENVER music soundtrack was first published and released as a digital download in the .mp3 file format on May 2nd, 2014, and only to the Kickstarter backers of the graphic novel project who purchased it. The Denver music album was also subsequently released as an .mp3 download to the general public, and can be downloaded at Paper Films Official Site: http://www.paperfilms.com/product/denver-musical-soundtrack-digital-download-edition/
It will be available soon to download in a higher resolution music file format at Bandcamp's music site.
* STAY TUNED FOR THE DENVER SOUNDTRACK AT BANDCAMP - COMING IN 2015!!
* A CD RELEASE OF THE SCORE FOR DENVER IS IN THE PLANNING STAGES AS WELL. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS TO SEE WHERE, AND WHEN, THE PHYSICAL VERSION OF THE ALBUM WILL BE AVAILABLE.
Here are five of the music tracks from the DENVER Original Graphic Novel Soundtrack that have been complimented with visuals, after the fact of composing the initial music inspired by the comic book's illustration images & story:
1. DENVER MAIN TITLES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBwdJyHUWHY&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0&index=1
2. MAX TRACKS LANCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKgFMLxQ9m0&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0&index=3
3. JANE & MAX ATTACK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=333xWub6bho&index=7&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0
4. HEARTACHE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lpeeiLzGY&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0&index=11
5. BETRAYED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdEpiQGfd7w&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0&index=6
Feburary, 2013---Composed the Main and End Titles jingle theme music for the animation tutorial entitled 'The How To and Why To.' This short tutorial was directed by Francis Glebas (Rio, Epic, Ice Age) and is an instructional video concerning planning and composition when
drawing animated characters. The body of the tutorial also contains underscore especially composed for the short video. View the tutorial and hear the music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1h03I7VL8s&index=9&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0
June 2012---Composed the score music for the animated short entitled 'The Animator's Eye' for director and former Disney animator Francis Glebas (The Lion King, Piglet's Big Movie, Fantasia 2000, worked Disney, Blue Sky and Dreamworks). VIEW IT HERE:
September 2011---Composed the music for a "micro pilot" film short entitled 'Foreshadow,' which was produced by JB Movies, LLC and director John Bosley.
May 2011---CBR TV 2011 - Comic Creators/Celebrity Interviews Show (Comic Book Resources - online) - Jingle theme music, as well as, bumper and stinger music, composed for this online comics/popular media website (www.comicbookresources.com ). Hear the music and view an interview here: http://video.comicbookresources.com/cbrtv/
February 2011---Composed the music for a "micro pilot" film short entitled 'Awakening,' which was produced by JB Movies, LLC and director John Bosley. View the AWAKENING film short here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dns3ifdbt80&feature=BFa&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73sQKQaQuCE9om0UDotm_4B0
Download the AWAKENING *FREE* FILM SCORE SINGLE, and learn where to license the track for your production here: https://hanskarl.bandcamp.com/track/awakening-free-film-score-single
Download the AWAKENING *FREE* FILM SCORE SINGLE, and learn where to license the track for your production here: https://hanskarl.bandcamp.com/track/awakening-free-film-score-single
July 2010---Released the new instrumental album entitled 'Themes For Scenes.' This is a compilation album of music composed for documentary film, trailer and animation work. Listen to it here: https://myspace.com/hans.karl/music/albums BUY IT ON CD HERE: www.hanskarlmusic.com - SHOP PAGE.
February 2010---Composed the opening Main Titles music for the proposed feature length indie film called 'The House.' This is the opening credits sequence for the film and is computer animated. Film short produced by JB Movies and director John Bosley: VIEW IT HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3yFQoXGP0w&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73vgFCfgLwfdc3WJN4lK10JQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video
June 2008---Composed the score music for the documentary entitled 'Robert McGinnis: Painting the Last Rose of Summer.' The music I composed and contributed to this score is mostly a combination of romantic celtic, classical, and traditional type orchestral styles.
January 2008---Episode #1 of 'THE HYRDE' animated series for mobile phones, which I scored, has been completed. VIEW IT HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy4Roi9lv4M&feature=BFa&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73vgFCfgLwfdc3WJN4lK10JQ
July 2007--A previously composed jingle for Network Music - now part of KILLER TRACKS - entitled 'E-Lounge' has been used in a Major Motion Picture that is exhibiting theatrically in the Netherlands. This quirky and evocative piece of electronica music seems to just keep going as far as film and license usages go. Not unlike that certain bunny from the battery company!!
June 2007---Composed the music for an animated bumper for the VES 50: The Top VFX Films of all Time:http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/This animated piece screened at the Visual Effects Society Festival of Visual Effects at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills and celebrates the Top 50 VFX Films ever made! Created and produced by The Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood and Pam Hogarth (http://www.gnomonschool.com/), this animation was very inspiring for music! VIEW IT HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhXVXLL4-I&feature=autoplay&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73vgFCfgLwfdc3WJN4lK10JQ&playnext=2
September/October 2006--Congratulations go out to Hans Karl!
The committee from The Toofy Film Festival has chosen Hans' music to play with other independent music selections at the Toofy Film Fest 2006. The festival is taking place from September 28 – October 1 in Boulder, Colorado.Mr. Karl's music will play over the loud speakers before each film showing starts and after the showing has finished. His name, album names, and web address will be projected on the big screen so Toofy patrons know where to get his music. Toofy will be attended by top industry professionals from around the world!
March 2006--Hans Karl has finished scoring the documentary entitled JAMES BAMA AMERICAN REALIST. This is a fascinating look at the work and life of the painter and illustrator, known in America for his Doc Savage paperback covers and other illustrations for Coke and Chrysler. Bama is also quite famous for having painted in the Cowboy and Native American Genres for quite some time now, as his large body of work involving Cowboy and Indian themed paintings will attest to.
February 2006--Scored an animated short tribute to director John Lasseter from Pixar that screened at the annual VES Awards at the Hollywood Bowl. The animation was viewed by over 800 top Hollywood Visual Effx professionals. This wonderful 3-D animated short, which was created by students at the GNONOM SCHOOL OF VISUAL EFFECTS in Hollywood (http://www.gnomonschool.com/), was a blast to work on! The short features Luxo the Lamp (the Pixar character seen at the beginning of all Pixar Cartoons) and the Gnomon Gnome (I like to call him Gnomey!). The piece was directed by the talented Francis Glebas (Disney, others), and produced by the wonderful Pam Hogarth from the Gnomon School. The animation is a student tribute to the one of a kind director/creator John Lasseter from Pixar (www.pixar.com), who was honored by the Visual Effects Society this year at the annual VES Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 15, 2006 (http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/) VIEW IT HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcGH0MiLy6I&feature=BFa&list=PLdzhLZ4rB73vgFCfgLwfdc3WJN4lK10JQ
August 2005--"I attended the Siggraph con at the L.A. Convention Center on August 4, 2005. I’ve got to tell you people, this is an exciting time to be working in the fields of Computer Animation and Music Composing. The show was fascinating: from new animation software being developed and used, to the latest technologies in the art of CG animation, this show is a must for any fan/creator who works in the realms of digital animation or digital music scoring."
July 2005--Hans Karl was an attendee at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, which took place from July 14-17, 2005. Hans had a wonderful time at the con this year, and he enjoyed seeing many of his fans, as well as, business associates and friends at the event.
June 2005---Composed the score music for the animated short entitled 'Gumshoe And Brock.' This cartoon and it's characters were created by the talented animator and director named Marty Clayton.
April 2005---Composed the music for an animated TV commercial created by RCAMedia for a company called Bailbond Girl. It is a really fun ad, featuring an animated superheroine accompanied by Hans Karl's brooding and orchestral "superhero" style music.
July 2004---Hans Karl was an exhibitor at the 2004 San Diego Comic Convention, which took place from July 22-25, 2004. At the show he debuted his newest CD Ambient Chair Music-New Music Inspired by the Artwork of Ragnar.
July 2004---The album "Ambient Chair Music" receives a very positive review from the Orange County Register.
July 2004---Karl releases the new instrumental album entitled "Ambient Chair Music." This is an album of all new contemporary electro-lounge and cue-ish type music inspired by the illustrations of Ragnar.
March 2004---he Greatest Challenge, scored by Hans Karl, showed at the 2004 San Jose Cinequest film festival. The short film was selected to show with 3 other locally produced short films presented by Cinequest and KQED. Cinequest had 800 short films submitted this year, 75 of those were selected for the shorts showcase and 4 were picked for the KQED presentation which showed at the 1100 seat San Jose State Event Center this March.
December 2003---Hans Karl’s previously composed jingle for KILLER TRACKS music (originally a Network Music Company) entitled E-Lounge is used throughout the last couple of years in Canadian Episodic Television, as well as, in Brazil. Most notably, it is used in the Canadian broadcast X-Zone.
November 2003---Composed the score for the short film entitled The Greatest Challenge. This film was written and directed by Shawn Flanagan, and produced by Almaden Films. Shortly, I will have a new reel that will showcase one or two scenes from this film along with my other trailer and TV/Film work.
June 2003--Composed the music underscore for a new trailer promoting the video release of a Chinese television series called The Master Swordsman. The show starred Jimmy Lin, David Chiang, Hung Yen Yen and was directed by Daniel Lee, the director of Jet Li's film Black Mask.
June 2003--Composed the music underscore for a new trailer promoting the video release of Treasure Hunt, starring Chow Yun-Fat. This 1994 film was directed by Lau Chun Wai, and also starred Ng Sin Lin. This is one of Chow Yun-Fat's Chinese films, and has been described as having "superb action, lighthearted comedy, and heartbreaking romance."
December 2002--The album SHAGXOTICA! is picked by the Orange County Register as one of their Top Ten Oc Albums Of 2002.
August 2002--The album SHAGXOTICA! is discussed in a feature article about SHAG'S painting career which appeared in OC Weekly.
June 2002--Scored a Florida State University Grad Thesis short film entitled Two-Bit. This film centers on the story of two brothers who pull off a heist at a dog racing track. The film was shot in 35mm and contains very handsome production values.
April 2002--The album SHAGXOTICA! receives a positive review from the Orange County Register's own Robert Kinsler.
April 2002--Produced and Released the album "SHAGXOTICA!-New Music Inspired by the Paintings of SHAG." This CD of original instrumental compositions is a collection of tunes inspired by the work of the artist SHAG. Described as sounding like "the beat generation meets generation X", it is a hybrid of various musical styles such as lounge jazz, electronica, exotica and cartoon music. The CD is available at many retail locations throughout Southern California, as well as many online retail sites. To listen and/or order the CD album, go here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hanskarl2
February 2002--Scored an independent short film entitled Cop Zone, which was picked as an official selection at the Cinequest Film Festival in Northern California. This short was directed by Shawn Flanagan and produced by Almaden Films/Connolly Entertainment.
May 2001--Keyboard Magazine choice as their Unsigned Artist Of The Month for the May 2001 issue of the publication.
April 2001--Feature article in the Orange County Register with an artist interview and background info.
March 2001--Released the extended score CD for the film Boneshakers. This composer promo CD has over 45 minutes worth of music, mixing up styles such as techno, ambient and orchestral writing.
July 2000--Two techno/rock style instrumental Compositions licensed to Canon Computer Systems, Inc.
April 2000--Composed and sold an instrumental industrial jingle to Network Music, a music library collection that is now a part of the Killer Tracks production music library (Universal Music Publishing).
March 2000--Scored a PBS interview which aired on March 28, 2000 on KOCE in Huntington Beach, CA. The interview was with the internationally known artist SHAG.
December 1999--Licensed a techno/rock style instrumental composition to a Bay Area TV commercial for a limousine service called Legrande Affaire. The commercial was produced and directed by Shawn Flanagan (who also directed Boneshakers).
November 1999--Recorded and produced an excerpts CD (13 minutes long) of music from and inspired by the Original Motion Picture score to Boneshakers. The music on this CD represents more of a pop/techno element that was inspired by themes and ideas from the original score to BONESHAKERS.
May 1999--Scored a feature length film entitled Boneshakers, which was directed by Shawn Flanagan and Produced by Almaden Films/Connolly Entertainment. It was shot in and around the city of San Francisco. The plot centers on a group of enterprising kidnappers who kidnap homeless people and sell their body parts. Review Quote: "More firepower, flying kicks, fine performances and fun than any independent film I've seen." -Chris Catalano (B-Movie Magazine).
Winter 1998--Rock Dog Records, an Independent L.A. label, releases one of my instrumental compositions on a compilation album of all instrumental music. The style of the composition is industrial/techno. The album has received radio airplay/rotation on new age and instrumental music stations throughout the United States.
September 1998--Scored an L.A. City College student short entitled Postcard, which was directed by Miwa Iwamoto. The film was shot in 8mm/Black and White and is a surreal fantasy in the style of the original Twilight Zone series and the old Dragnet TV episodes. The musical style of these instrumental cues is old fashioned in nature: 1950's atomic age TV music in the style of Bernard Herrmann and old thriller/B sci-fi movies. The end titles have a cool swing/lounge feeling; sort of like a happy chewing gum commercial from the late 50's or early 60's.
Spring 1998--Scored an L.A. City College student Short entitled My Brother, Mi Hermano, which was Directed by Jose Hermosillo. The film was shot in 16mm/color and is a look at a little boy's life experience of growing up in East Los Angeles. This short has been screened at several film festivals, including The Burbank International Children'S Film Festival in early October of 2000. This festival was held at the AMC 8 theaters in the Media City Center in Burbank, CA.
September 1997--Scored a two part news segment and interview with visual futurist/production designer Syd Mead for Orange County News Channel (OCN). Syd Mead, the subject of the scored interview, did production design work on the films Blade Runner and Aliens, as well as many others. The musical style of the instrumental cues is sci-fi/ambient/electronic.
June 1997--Recorded and produced my first CD of all Original compositions on my own Impala Records label. The album, entitled Sea Of Dreaming, is an eclectic mix of instrumental pieces that contain styles ranging from light Jazz and Pop to electronic/New Age and Classical.
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