MICHAEL MORTILLA

Michael Mortilla is an award-winning L.A. based composer/sound designer, currently composing a score for Peter Pan (1924), premiering at the Catalina Casino Theater on May 20, 2017 and performed live by an ensemble of seven musicians. Mr. Mortilla has received commissions for silent film scores from The Academy of Motion Pictures, The Chicago Symphony, The Atlanta Olympics, The National Film Preservation Foundation, among many others. He composed the score for Fragments (2011), which airs on TCM along with many of his other works for silent film. In 2016 Mr. Mortilla was on exhibit at LACMA, accompanying nearly 9 hours of non-stop screenings of classic German silent films to close the “New Objectivity” exhibit. Mr. Mortilla served as the resident composer for theater and dance and was on the faculty at UC Santa Barbara for over fourteen years and continues to teach an occasional master class in music and sound design for film majors at CALARTS. He is deeply involved in all genres of theater and dance and was the last composer to work with dance legend Martha Graham on a produced work. Mr. Mortilla also composed the score that accompanied the historic world’s first Internet broadcast of a film with sound, in conjunction with the American Film Institute. www.MIDI-Life-Crisis.com