Mikel Hurwitz is a composer, performer and producer of music.
Most recently, Mikel scored the feature comedy Up There (2018). Prior notable scores include: the Sundance-featured Gentefied (2017), and, the multi award-winning, big-band score to Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball (2016).
Mikel currently works for composer Danny Elfman; and, performs theatrically with his Cinemastasia: original, live & improvised music 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.