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Composer/Designer

A fairy-tale that rocks! … Kooky characters, scary plotting and potent rock numbers ring grown-up true. —The New York Times

Kime's score is an endlessly listenable pastiche with elements of bluegrass, punk rock, and symphonic metal. —Theatermania

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Haddon Kime's pleasing score flies from punk rock riffs to tender ballads with grace... The music suggests the exuberance and pluck of "Wicked" and "Spring Awakening." —San Jose Mercury News

What I Love to do:
Original Music

Composing original music that helps to tell a great story! Merging musical knowledge with comedy or drama.

Lyrics

Writing words that will be sung from the perspective of a character. Moving the plot from point A to point B.

Sound Design

Establishing the setting of a scene, and using sounds other than musical instruments for dramatic/comedic effect.

Haddon Kime is an accomplished composer, lyricist and sound designer.

With piano as his primary instrument, his musical career started in high school, performing with several genres of musical groups, and producing his own album. At 17, Haddon wrote the music and lyrics for his own adaptation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" which led to further awards and opportunities.

In 1996, Haddon left Tucson for Boston after winning a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. While in Boston, he built a reputation as many companies' first choice for score and sound, eventually being featured in the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine.

Haddon then moved to NYC, then to Atlanta, where he continued to build a formidable portfolio. Over 50 theatrical productions later, he is valued not only as an independent designer of sound and music, but also as a trusted collaborator, a gifted lyricist, and a courageous innovator.


CURRENT THEATRICAL BIO

An award-winning composer and sound designer whose rock musical adaptation of The Snow Queen was a featured production of the 2014 New York Musical Theater Festival this July, where The New York Times, called it “A Fairy-Tale that Rocks!”

Other original musical adaptations include Scapin, and A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway credits include The Atheist (with Chris Pine), Haymarket, and The Blowin of Baile Gall. Regional credits include By The Way, Meet Vera Stark and Managing Maxine for the Alliance Theatre. A Streetcar Named Desire and The Pillowman for New Repertory Theatre, and Richard III for Georgia Shakespeare for which he was nominated for a Suzi Bass Award.

Haddon is the winner of the 2004 & 2007 IRNE award for best original music/sound design as well as the recipient of a 2009 TANNE Foundation Award for Artistic Excellence. He recently shared the Best Overall Design award at The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival for his work on The Snow Queen.

Résumé

(Percentages indicate level of self-assessed proficiency.)

Creative Tools
Logic Pro
95%
Final Cut Pro
90%
QLab
80%
Adobe Creative Suite
70%
Pro Tools HD
70%
Making Web Stuff
Wordpress
95%
HTML
90%
CSS
80%
Business Skills
Design
99%
Concept Development
95%
Design Management
90%
Presentation
85%
Spare Time
Playing with Wife & Daughter
100%
Geeking Out
80%
Grilling Good Food
70%
Planning Next Trip
40%
More Pretty Orange Bars
This One Goes All The Way
100%
This One is Almost There...
95%
This One Stopped to Think
50%
This One is Totally Meta
48%
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Experience
  • Creative Director 2008 - Present
    Kime Media

    I run day-to-day operations at my own media company here in Atlanta. We offer custom music, web design, video production services, and social media marketing to clients locally and nationally.

  • Adjunct Faculty 2014 - Present
    Emory University

    I teach incoming Emory undergraduate students how to merge their musical and theatrical ideas so they can better take advantage of the opportunities both have for self expression.


Education
  • B.A. in Film Scoring 1996 - 2000
    Berklee College of Music

    Started with the basics; harmony, ear training, and touched on everything else along the way, conducting, orchestration, counterpoint and sequencing. It's that last one that made me a computer nerd.


  • Awards
    • Best Overall Design (Shared) 2014
      2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival

      Shared with lighting and projection designer David Lee Cuthbert, costume designer Frances McSherry, and co-sound designer Rick Lombardo

    • Award for Artistic Excellence 2010
      TANNE Foundation
    • Best Sound Design/Composition 2009
      Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE)

      A Streetcar Named Desire at New Repertory Theatre

    • Best Sound Design/Composition 2007
      Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE)

      A Girl's War at New Repertory Theatre and Haymarket at Boston Playwrights Theatre


Original Music, Songs, and Sound Design

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Microsoft/Gentronics

The Gigolo Confessions of Baile Braeg

Irwin Entertainment Mnemonic

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The Academy

Approaching Moomtaj

One Flea Spare

Traveler's Aid

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Death of The Novel

American, Native

The Athiest

Awakening

Ireland's Coast

Buried Child

Comcast: Cable

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Comcast: Triple Play

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Comcast: Nature

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From the Depths

Traveler's Aid

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"Flying" from The Snow Queen

A performance on Fox 5 NY with the full cast!

Game On

The Pillowman

Richard III

Stonewall Jackson's House

A Streetcar Named Desire

Under Milk Wood

Riding The Wave.com

Vera Stark

Vocation 101

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The Weir

Jerusalem

Contact Me

Contact info
  • Atlanta, GA

  • Phone: (773) 542-3366
  • Website: www.haddonkime.com
  • Skype: haddonkime
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