Los Angeles based film composer, Kristen Baum's dramatic orchestral style amplifies the underlying emotions of characters and scenes.
"The right score holds immeasurable power over our senses."
January 2014 - Wrapping the score for Assassins. The latest feature I scored, As High as the Sky, has gotten a distribution deal with Cinema Libre.
Summer 2013 - Chosen for the BMI Conducting for Film Composer Fellowship
Summer 2011 - Sundance Institute Fellow, Feature Film Composer's Lab
Music and Movies
I am an LA-based film composer with two passions: music and movies. I am extremely passionate about the music I create and about writing music for film. I'm a Sundance Composers Lab Fellow and a classically trained pianist with a master of music in theory and composition.
Since moving to LA, I have worked and studied with film composer Christopher Young. I have composed scores for many movies, including award-winning features and short films. You can hear my additional music (source) on Book of Eli. I have also worked as an orchestrator on Priest and When in Rome.
This summer I was a Fellow at the Sundance Composers Lab for feature films. The two-week lab, held at the Sundance Resort in Utah, was led by Peter Golub with leading composers Christopher Young, Harry Gregson-Williams, George S. Clinton, Alan Silvestri, and Ed Shearmur acting as our creative advisors.
In addition to writing music for movies, I am currently collaborating on a project with Australian-born singer/songwriter Fiona Kernaghan.
While my true passion is fantasy films, I frequently create scores for dramas, thrillers and stories with horror elements.