Carl Sondrol

Composer and music producer

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LA Dance Film Fest on Thursday, 2018 recap

If you're looking for something to do in LA this Thursday, I'll be the LA Dance Film Festival for a screening/panel which will include our Wayward Wind music video. I'd love to see you if you're free!

Thursday, Jan. 24th @ 7pm
Los Feliz 3
1822 North Vermont Avenue, 90027

While we're at it, here are some long-overdue highlights from the last year or so:

Wayward Wind (Steve Delahoyde and Monica Thomas' beautiful music video) has screened at nearly 20 festivals, including Raindance. I've made it out to most of the California ones.

At the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, I had the honor of being interviewed by Grammy-winner Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound. Coincidentally, I spent a lot of time as a kid listening to music by her father, the brilliant 1940's slapstick bandleader Spike Jones. I shared a few memories of this and she lit up :)

I scored a "live-action cartoon" web series called See Plum Run, which is streamable on CollegeHumor's new "Like Netflix, but worse!" subscription service, DROPOUT. (hint: free trial)

I made a few new pieces for Relativity, including a theme song for their new Uncivil Procedure podcast. About a year ago, they generously flew me out to Chicago to give a workshop about collaborating with composers.

I got to see the great John Williams perform in Chicago. (Many thanks to my friends Paul & Jenny Lazarre for making this happen!)

I got a real, live, grand piano!! Long ago, it was a wedding gift to my Grandma Mary. My parents were kind enough to ship it all the way from Arizona to LA. I haven't had easy access to a real piano for over a decade, and have been enjoying unwinding with a mix of Rachmaninoff and Mingus.

Anyway, have a great week, and if I'm lucky perhaps I'll see you on Thursday!


With Leslie Ann Jones after the San Francisco Dance Film Fest "What's the Score?" panel. image

_My Dad’s old Spike Jones records – my sister and I used to chase our cocker spaniel around the dining room table while listening to this unadulterated wackiness. Did you know Spike Jonze gets his moniker from Spike Jones?_ image

Hanging out with Relativity’s Nicholas Matejcak (L) and JC Steinbrunner (R). Before this photo we collaborated on a thumb visibility strategy. image

I can’t wait to record this thing again! (last time was for Batika Hawk -- I lugged my recording gear all the way out to Arizona)