Kenneth Lampl is a composer of instinct whose roots are in classical composition, Kenneth Lampl's powerful and provocative music reflects a wide range of musical influences, from ambient sound to cutting edge electronic.
"I find inspiration everywhere so it's thrilling to be able to write a big Hollywood orchestral cue combined with blistering guitars one day, and be programming ethereal synth textures over a Pucciniesque operatic voice the next." It is this versatility of talent that has attracted the attention of a growing number of filmmakers.
FILM AND TV
Kenneth Lampl has scored over 80 films including: Frontera (starring Ed Harris and Eva Longoria), 35 & Ticking (starring Kevin Hart and Nicole Ari-Parker), Ninja’s Creed (starring Pat Morita and Eric Roberts), Kandisha (starring David Carradine and Hiam Abbas) and Winter of Frozen Dreams (starring Thora Birch and Keith Carradine). Lampl also composed additional music for Pokemon: The First Movie: Mew vs Mew Two, Pokemon Mewtwo Returns as well as music for the television series “Born Again Virgin” and “Saints and Sinners”.
As a composer of choral music his music has been featured at the 2015 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastern Division and Central Division Conferences, the 2015 ACDA Connecticut All State Choir, the 2015 Arizona ACDA Summer Music Conference, the 2013 Colorado ACDA Choral Festival, the University of Miami Frost Chorale European Tour as well as performances by the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, the Riverside Choral Society, the Zamir Chorale of Boston, the Cantilena Chamber Choir, the Northeastern University Chorale, the University of Denver Chorale, the Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Chorale, the University of Colorado Bolder University Choir, the Hofstra University Chorale, the University of Colorado Pueblo Chamber Singers, the Harmonium Choral Society, California State University Fresno University Choir, the Naama Women’s Choir (Israel), the University of Southern Main Chamber Singers and the Magee Chamber Choir.
His music is currently published by Walton, Santa Barbara Music, Colla Voce Music and Alfred Music.
american rockband: foreigner
When iconic American rockband Foreigner wanted an orchestral take on their most classic and beloved international hits, they turned to Kenneth Lampl and his dear friend and colleague David Eggar for arrangements and rockestrations™.
what people say
"Ken Lampl puts your vision for your film first. He takes this vision and builds upon it. This makes for a score more incredible than you ever imagined. His music truly works with your visuals so that the emotions and ideas you are trying to convey are brought across to your audience more clearly. Ken helps to take the audience on your journey. His music and arrangements are absolutely incredible and versatile."
"Few composers can match Ken’s background, training and encyclopaedic knowledge of music, but even fewer have an understanding, as Ken does, of how music works alongside the moving image. Ken has an extraordinary musical mind alongside a deep sensitivity to story and character: the true mark of a brilliant film composer. Working with music, emotion and story is a highly nuanced and often elusive process. Ken attunes himself to the more ineffable elements of a film"
"Ken Lampl's talent for composing music that captures the exact tone and pace of a film, and the emotional impact this has on the audience, is truly exceptional. His music breaths life into the characters of the movie, and then reaches out and emotionally connects with the audience. What makes Ken Lampl even more rare is that his talent is only matched by his dedication and commitment to his work. He not only does his homework but delves into the very core of what"
"Working with Ken on Kandisha has been quite intense. We were miles apart and yet I could feel him torturing himself over every note. You need that in a film. You need people going the extra mile and taking chances every step of the way. Ken has the kind of magic that belongs to a different era. It's enchanting yet there is something disturbingly personal beneath that makes you want to close your eyes and wonder."
"I first met Ken through the high recommendation of a mutual colleague, one of the lead actors in my feature film, "Hollywood Whores", when I was searching for an experienced composer for the film. This is a special film to me, not only because it was a true passion project for all of us who were involved, but because it introduced me to some amazingly talented artists, of which Ken has since become a member of a cherished inner circle. What a divine blessing it was to meet Ken when I did."