About BK

Brian’s profile encompasses a wide range of experience in universities and the private sector; in music, film, television, video games and VR, animation, theater and radio, Working with many award- winning artists, including National Medal of Arts recipient, composer, Morton Lauridsen, celebrated filmmaker, founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic, George Lucas, and his team at the Skywalker Ranch. In music composition and sound, 13-time Academy Award nominee, composer, Thomas Newman, 5- time Academy Award nominee, Dennis Sands, as well as Ludwig Goransson, award-winning composer for film, television and producer for HAIM, and Childish Gambino – grammy nominee, Michael Feinstein, and projects for NPR and the BBC Radio2. Since 2010, Brian has been an advocate for the development and application of streaming technologies in education & entertainment, working directly from stages & studios in Hollywood, Paris and Lyon, France, producing live broadcasts all over the world.
One of his latest projects, ETHOS – Education Online, is a direct result of his work with USC and live streaming technologies. For more information go to www.ethoseducationonline.com


As a drummer and a mallet man (vibes), for studio and live sessions, composer and arranger for recording artists as well as film and television productions. See the portfolio for details. 


Specializing in live sound in the studio, a by-product of more than 3 years of live recordings direct from the Little Five Points Pub to the control room of the Blue Wall Studio, plus an additional 7 years of studio sessions within Blue Wall.  See the portfolio for details.  


Program director and associate professor for the University of Southern California’s SMPTV program – Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (1997 – 2012). Also the founder of a new online platform in music for multimedia, Ethos Education Online (2015 – present). 


Here’s a partial list of projects with a wide range of experience in music performance, composition, arranging, engineering, and production.

Music Production

Medeski, Martin and Wood • Johnny O’Neil Trio • subdudes (w/Bonnie Raitt) • The B-52s • Jerry Marotta • Joseph Arthur • The Indigo Girls • R.E.M. • Alan Broadbent • Melissa Manchester • Jimmy Webb • Col. Bruce Hampton • Daemon Records • Concord Jazz  •  Whoa Films  •  The Ant Farm • Grady Cousins  • Michael Feinstein  •  Livingston and Evans • John McLaughlin • Clark Vreeland

Radio Broadcasts

BBC Radio 2 – Songbook Series (5 seasons) featured artists included; Johnny Mandel, Monica Mancini, Carole Bayer Sager, Hal David, Jimmy Webb  NPR – “Performance Series” with Michael Feinstein and Roger Kellaway

Live Theater

Woyzeck – a live theater collaboration via internet between Lyon, France and Los Angeles, California • The Godfadda Workout (Los Angeles and New York City) • Always Patsy Cline w/Sally Struthers in Los Angeles

Musician - Composer

  “Rushmore” w/M. Mothersbaugh • “Rugrats” w/M. Mothersbaugh   •  “Get Bruce” Michael Feinstein • “Buzz Me In” Jack Logan • “Glad To Be Live” Kodac Harrison • Belloluna (Daemon Records) • Grady Cousins (Daemon Records)  • “Fop Duets” with Bob Lipman • The Concrete Surrealists • The Nightporters  •  Always Patsy Cline • Code Blue • Z Information • Heavy Liquid • Amy Lee (Jimmy Buffett)  • Sam Skelton  •  James Schneider (JAS)  • Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski • The Brian King Quintet

Composer - Film & Television

FILM – Play’d VH1 • Get Bruce • Blindspot • Living In The Spirit • Satanic • The Ring • Half Brother • The Cricket Player • Dusk • Coda •   Wishing Time • TELEVISION – The Proud Family –  Disney Channel •   The Parkers  – UPN • King Of Queens – CBS • Starting Over – NBC •  Day Of The Dinosaur – TBS • The Love Chronicles – A&E • COMMERCIALS – Mercedes Benz • MCI • Motrin • Zest • Ivory • Heart Association • American Cancer Society 

Educational Workshops

Music scoring with ASCAP in Los Angeles and New York, BMI, AFI in Los Angeles, EICAR, 3iS and AEFE in Paris, France, ESMUC in Barcelona, Spain and Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany.  

Music Portfolio

Select from a variety of categories and styles of music, original compositions and recording productions. 

Little School of Music presents, ETHOS Education Online

Made in NY Media Center by IFP

ETHOS Workshops


Orchestral Music

Ethos Online – Music Education

The B-52’s

Reversing Hour

Kristen Hall


the subdudes

Shepherds of Hot Pavement – T.L. Lange

Michelle Malone & Drag The River

Naked Truth

Indigo Girls

Grady Cousins

Medeski, Martin & Wood

Follow For Now

The Johnny O’Neal Trio

Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit

Greenpeace Benefit Show with The Jody Grind and Deacon Lunchbox

MiR – Music is Rhythm

Labo de l’édition

EICAR – International Film School

Clark Vreeland


Organic Music

Woyzeck – Le Cabinet du Docteur Narcotique

The Godfadda Workout

Jazz – Big Band

Friday Night Knitting Club

The BK Quintet

Contact BK

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