Experienced flutist with a history in studio orchestral session playing.
Though I started piano at a young age, I found my passion in flute. I have a wide variety of experience as a performer with a long list of credits. I completed my Film Scoring degree at Berklee College of Music in 2017 and have been living/performing in Los Angeles since.
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Writing experience includes: animations, animatics, short films, dramas, horrors, musical theater, musicals (film), commercials, and others.
Performing experience includes: The Neapolitan Orchestra (Flute/Piccolo - principal, Boston), Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (Flute/piccolo, Boston), Symphony of the Hills (Flute, Texas), Berklee Musical Theater Orchestra (Flute- principal, Boston), solo and orchestral studio recording sessions, contract gigs, wedding gigs, holiday concerts, religious events, and others.
Educational experience: Hill Country Youth Orchestra (Flute/Piccolo- principal, Texas), Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (Flute - Principal, Texas), All Region, All Area Band, Division I State Soloist- 4x, Division I State Ensemble Division I - 2x, Flutes in the Hills, Berklee Flute Choir (principal), Berklee Studio Session Orchestra (Flute/Picc - principal), and others.
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Interview with Kä Neunhoffer
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Commercial composition (library music, including session playing)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The great film composers Alan Silvestri, Alexandre Desplat, and Michael Giacchino.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Working on MAC OS - Cubase, ProTools, Finale, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, VE Pro, and others.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Create a piano sketch, get approval, write a piano reel, orchestrate, perform and record, mixing/mastering and voila! Work at about 4 hours per minute of music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Orchestral experience- having the base of repertoire that I've been around for years has helped to round me out as a composer and avoid pitfalls that make the performing/recording process harder on musicians.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Somewhere between Brahms and Daft Punk. Extremely melody driven music (it's that flute player in me, what can I say).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My long-term goal
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That film scoring is about writing music- 70% of the gig is just knowing the digital process and being able to successfully create a product in the box- you are your own engineer.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Telling stories! Film scoring and flute playing alike rely on telling someone else's story with your own nuance and finesse.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. We live in a world of infinite possibilities in the digital realm, but human error and organic sound can never be replaced. I try to include something analog and something acoustic in all of my pieces.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A short horror film and a theater production of a western.