Kim Carroll
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MUSIC CREDITS

COMPOSER - FEATURE FILMS

STARVING IN SUBURBIA ("THINSPIRATION")
Indy Entertainment

Tara Miele, dir.
Sharon Bordas, Ross Kohn
Nancy Leopardi, prods.

GONE MISSING
Protocol Entertainment, Vanished Productions

Tara Miele, dir.
Sharon Bordas, Andrew C. Erin
Tosca Musk, prods.

CONGRATULATIONS
Brainwave

Juan Cardarelli, Eric M. Levy, dirs.
Duane Andersen, Juan Cardarelli,
Debbie Cooper, prods.

ACROSS THE LINE: THE EXODUS OF CHARLIE WRIGHT
Project One Films

R. Ellis Frazier, dir.
Jacov Bresler, Bob Dziadkowiec,
Moctesuma Esparza, prods.

CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND: THE LEGACY OF PAT BROWN
(Documentary Feature)
Fire of Life Films

Sascha Rice,dir.
Hilary Armstrong, Julia Mintz,
Eric O'Malley, prods.

THE HORSE BOY (DOCUMENTARY FEATURE)
Zeitgeist Films

Michel Orion Scott, dir.
Robert Isaacson, prod.

HELLHOLES
Newborn Pictures

Anthony Kinsella, dir.
Efram Potelle, Kyle Rankin, dirs. / prods.

THE COLONY
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Steven List, dir.
Samuel Dowe-Sandes, Aaron Lieber,
Mike Miller, prods.

THE UNINVITED
(score co-written with Harry Gregson-Williams)

Louise Runge, dir.
Dylan Roberson, prod.


AWARDS

2012 BMI Conducting for Film
2009 Sundance Institute Composer Fellow
2008 Park City Film Music Festival - Gold Medal for Excellence
1990 Musicians Institute - Rock Guitarist of the Year
1990 West LA Music and Bam Magazine -Southern California Guitarist of the Year

 

FEATURED MUSICIAN

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN
bowed guitar, charango

THE TOWN
electric and acoustic guitars

GONE BABY GONE
electric and acoustic guitars

DOMINO
guitar

VERONICA GUERIN
electric and acoustic guitars

BRIDGET JONES DIARY: THE EDGE OF REASON
guitar

GIRL ON A BICYCLE
guitar,banjo,mandolin

THE LINCOLN LAWYER
guitar

AMERICAN FLYER
ronroco, charango, guitars

FINAL DESTINATION 3
guitars and textures

A BELFAST STORY
guitar, Irish bouzouki, mandolin

THE RUNDOWN
electric and acoustic guitars

CROSSING JORDAN (TV Series)
piano and organ

TITANFALL (video game)
electric, acoustic, ambient, baritone, slide guitars, bowed banjo,
mandolin, bass, keyboards


TELEVISION

CELEBRITY FIT CLUB (theme music)
VH1 Television

N-GEAR (theme and score)
Warner Bros.


SESSION / STUDIO MUSICIAN

T-Bone Burnett, Sinead O'Connor, Train, SONOS, Paul Buchanan/Blue Nile and Gary Jules (#1 UK hit with the song 'Mad World' from the film Donnie Darko), Lili Haydn, Colin Hay.


MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

Piano, organ, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, bowed guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, ronroco, charango, dulcimer, ukulele, bass, cavaquinho, djembe, octave violin, thumb piano, Irish bouzouki


Irish born composer, Kim Carroll, began studying music in County Cork at the age of five and writing music at the age of nine. Today he writes and records on over 40 instruments collected from all over the world, including charango, ronroco, fretted violin, bowed guitar, prepared piano, and bowed mandolin. In many of his compositions, Carroll performs all of the instruments. He uses live instruments, accompanied with acoustic and electric instruments that are manipulated through vintage analog equipment. He has been exploring alternate ways of creating sounds from the guitar for years, which has lead to bowing, hammering and deconstructing the traditional way of playing instruments.

Carroll is a 2009 Sundance Composer Fellow and was awarded ‘Gold Medal of Excellence’ for the music he wrote for the thriller, ‘The Colony’, at the 2008 Park City Film Music Festival in Utah. He co-scored ‘The Uninvited’ with Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, Man on Fire, Narnia). Carroll also wrote the music for the critically acclaimed Sundance feature, ‘The Horse Boy.’ His latest scores include the drama ‘Thinspiration,’ crime/drama ‘Across The Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright,’ starring Aidan Quinn, Andy Garcia and Gina Gershon, the drama/comedy ‘Congratulations.’ and the dramatic feature, ‘Gone Missing.’

Throughout his career, Carroll has also lent his skills as performer, arranger and producer to other musicians. His music credits include Sinead O’Connor, Train, SONOS, Paul Buchanan/Blue Nile and Gary Jules (#1 UK hit with the song ‘Mad World’ from the film Donnie Darko). Carroll’s work is also featured on several soundtracks, including Chronicles of Narnia (Prince Caspian), Lincoln Lawyer, The Town, Gone, Baby, Gone, Veronica Guerin and Domino.