Mikel Hurwitz is a music creator and award-winning composer.
Most recently, Mikel scored the comedy feature films: Love in the Sun (2019), BFF Bride (2019) & Up There (2018).
His prior notable scores include: the Sundance-featured Gentefied (2017) & the multi award-winning big-band score to Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball (2016).
In 2018, he debuted Dreaming of Mallorca, for solo piano (performed by Irina Bazik). He is currently working on two feature films in post-production, is in his 13th film working as oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman‘s musical and technical assistant, and, is preparing to debut his Piano Trio.
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.