Composition for Screen professor
Kate Simko is a composer, electronic music producer, and leader of her ensemble London Electronic Orchestra. Kate’s music has been licensed by ABC Television, Victorinox, and Giorgio Armani, and she has written original music for films, commercials and shows featured on the BBC, Netflix, NBC, and PBS.
Kate’s catalogue includes feature film soundtracks, artist albums, EPs, and original classical compositions. Kate’s remix of Philip Glass’s ‘Houston Skyline’ reached the Billboard Top 100 Classical Chart and her music has received radio play on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 and stations worldwide.
Kate’s classical-electronic ensemble London Electronic Orchestra, formed while a Masters student at the Royal College of Music, released its self-titled album Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra on UK label The Vinyl Factory in 2016 to critical acclaim. Kate’s collaboration with Welsh electronic musician Jamie Jones, ‘Opus 1,’ sold out the Barbican Centre in 2018 featuring Kate’s arrangements for a full LEO ensemble. In 2019 Kate furthered her niche in classical-electronic music, orchestrating a full concert for 70-piece orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall for Carl Craig and Chineke! Orchestra.
Distinguished by organic sound recordings, spatial depth, and electronic soundscapes blended with live orchestral instruments, Kate’s music to picture includes The Atom Smashers (PBS Independent Lens), Banana Land: Blood, Bullets & Poison, BBC China, Sacred Journeys (PBS), 20 Weeks (Amazon Prime Video), We Believe In Dinosaurs (PBS Independent Lens), and Underplayed (Amazon Prime Video). Kate’s feature score to The Atom Smashers was released on Ghostly International and her most recent soundtracks We Believe In Dinosaurs and Underplayed released on top Hollywood soundtrack label Lakeshore Records. Kate Simko is represented by film composer agency Manners McDade in London.
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