Please join Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts as we welcome film composer Jonathan Kirkscey, accompanied by a live chamber ensemble performing selections from his scores. Jonathan will discuss his experience and creative process working as a music composer for numerous films, including the recently released award-winning documentary on Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor.
Jonathan Kirkscey is a composer, producer, cellist, and guitarist who regularly performs with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Blueshift Ensemble, of which he is a founding member.
Jonathan recently scored the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a film about Fred Rogers which opened in theaters in June of 2018. He also scored Best of Enemies, directed by Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) and Robert Gordon, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. His score for Best of Enemies earned him the International Documentary Association’s award for best original music in a documentary feature.
Jonathan also composed music for several Netflix original documentary series, including “Chelsea Does” and “Abstract: The Art of Design.” His other feature scores include Mike McCarthy’s Cigarette Girl, the documentary 2 Million Minutes: The 21st Century Solution, Craig Brewer’s debut feature The Poor and Hungry, and Only Child from director Brian Pera.
Shoot & Splice is a monthly forum for filmmakers presented collaboratively by Crosstown Arts & Indie Memphis.
Doors at 6:30 pm | talk at 7 pm
Location: Crosstown Arts East Atrium in Crosstown Concourse (top of the red spiral stair)