Mikel Hurwitz is a composer, performer and producer of music. His most recent score for the comedic series, Gentefied, will be featured atthe upcoming Sundance Film Festival in 2017. His score toRon Taylor: Dr. Baseball, the story of a world series winning pitcher who retires to become a doctor, took home several awards in the 2016 film festival circuit, including best score nominations and wins.
Mikel also performs theatrically with Cinemastasia, where he creates original music, live, for silent films.
Mikel’s Cinemastasia is a theatrical experience that combines silent films with a new live musical score. It takes the audience on a journey to the past visually and sonically to an entirely modern aesthetic by using a technology called looping.
Mikel uses acoustic instruments, electronic instruments & the laptop to form the core elements of the live musical score, yet nothing is pre-recorded. While he plays an instrument, he also records it, then plays back the recording as he picks up the next instrument and layers it atop of the existing sonic texture. The result is a score that, although pre-composed, sounds entirely spontaneous and unique.