Kevin Atwood Resume

      Kevin Atwood
composer@blessedbecd.com

OBJECTIVE
Music Composer

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Music Composer
• Wrote or co-wrote music in many styles focused around the scope of multi-track facilities and/or the capabilities on a modern MIDI studio

Guitarist
• Electric, acoustic (6, 12 and nylon string) and electric bass guitar

Synthesist and Programmer

• Various synthesizers including analog, digital analog modeling and frequency modulation formats

Digital Sampler and Sample Player Programmer and Player
• Experienced or intuitive with most models available on the market from the last decade to present
Live and studio Mixing and Production
• Live to two-track (up to 104 channels) analog recording
• 4 to 24 track multi-track analog recording decks
• Recording and live sound mixing consoles (up to 32)
• Digital audio recording and file manipulation

Computer Technologist
• Administration of UNIX and Mac OS for clients such as CGI, The Toronto Sun and FundServ
• Cross platform file manipulation
• Small programs for file organization and cataloging digital audio files for samplers

Professional Experience

Umbrella Technologies
Creative Audio and Music Production Specialist (August 1993 - May 2002)

• Compose music for corporate video, feature film, animation shorts, television and radio commercials, on hold music and web based, multimedia production using 32 channel digital post production studio with SMPTE time sync, 24 node MIDI network and SysEx based notating and editing as well as digital 24 track audio recording software
• Transcribing formats from magnetic tape to CD ROM with digital treatment and enhancements
• Live to 2 track performance recording using digital audio tape deck
• Production and recording of music for artist CD
• Voice over recording
• On hold Messages for corporate phone switches
• Promotional web design and implementation for local musicians and artists
• Writing shell script programs to organize and catalog various digital audio files for use with studio digital samplers


The Airwerks Organization
Studio Master Engineer (October 1986 to June 1988)

• Co-produced and engineered the recording of numerous music demos, 45 and LP album projects and FACTOR grants
• Recorded weekly radio shows for the AVR Network, (Annapolis Valley Radio)
• Co-produced and engineered the recording of radio and television jingles for clients such as IGA, Coca Cola, Foodland, Sounds Fantastic and Big Bothers and Big Sisters
• Responsible for studio time scheduling and logging
• Refurbished and maintained Sony MCI JH24 24 track analog recording deck
• Initiated redesign and acoustical re-tune of physical control room environment to improve the quality of production and client monitoring
• Analog synthesizer programming
• Implemented procedures for quality control of client projects and commercial product

Independent
Live Sound Audio Technician (1972 to 1989)

• Set up and removed live sound public address systems for over 100 music groups
• Operated public address systems for music groups' public performances, (one to six nights per venue)
• Toured with various music groups all over Canada
• Implemented procedures to expedite loading and unloading times
• Repaired and maintained all sound system related equipment
• Added enhancement to performances with digital sampling and effect treatments

Publications, Productions and Recordings

Butterflies CD (2007)
Twelve refreshingly unique, soothing, melodic, uplifting, optimistic, positive, multi-layered textured instrumental music filled with hope, thematic guitar and an acoustic, cinematic approach to electronic instrumentation.

Blessed Be CD (2001)
Blessed Be is collection of 11 multi-instrumental Electronica compositions. I produced, wrote and performed all music. It is currently available on 6 different independent CD retail web sites and has been featured on a number of radio stations from around the world including “The Lord Litter” show from Germany (50,000 listeners).

SPIN (2000)
Wrote and recorded soundtrack for hybrid animation short by Laurence Sparks. Featured in the Tidal Wave Film Festival in New Brunswick Nov. 2001

CJFE Press Freedom Awards (1998)
Wrote and recorded soundtrack for hybrid animation short by Laurence Sparks and Dhomas Trenn. Featured in the Tidal Wave Film Festival in New Brunswick Nov. 2001

Convergence (1998)
A track from the CD, “Wonder, Myth and Magic”, from the Nightingale production music library collection and published by Night After Night Publishing. Co-written and co-produced by Caron Nightingale. This CD and the other CDs in this production music library collection are currently distributed in 17 different countries

The Dawn of Christmas (1997)
A track from the CD, “The Christmas Collection”, from the Nightingale production music library collection and published by Night After Night Publishing. Co-written and co-produced by Caron Nightingale.

Sorry out of room. For a complete resume please email me.

Updated:  April 4, 2012

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