ORIGINAL MUSIC BY MIKE HALLENBECK: RECENT CUES

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MUSIC FOR FILM: AFTER THE GUNFLINT

Above: Some "deconstructed bluegrass" I've been developing with pie in the blue sky carte blanche for "After The Gunflint", a wilderness survival film directed by J.D. O'Brien. A blend of acoustic and virtual instruments. We’ll probably deconstruct it further, but it’s fun to play while it’s playtime.

More music by Mike Hallenbeck for film

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MUSIC FOR ANIMATION: HOLIDAY CARD COLLAB WITH CAITLIN CADIEUX

Above: It was a pleasure to collaborate with Caitlin Cadieux (NYC-based animator at The Atlantic + admin on motionslack.com) to bring you this wintry greeting. I provided an original musical score (as well as voice performance, sound effects edit, and mix) for Caitlin’s lovely animation.

More music by Mike Hallenbeck for animation

More animation by Caitlin Cadieux

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ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR HORROR SHORT + TRAILER: “CURSE OF THE INVISIBLE WEREWOLF”

Above: A couple of tracks from the score and trailer for the short film “Curse of the Invisible Werewolf”. Directed by Jay Curtis Ness, this homage to classic Universal horror currently slumbers, awaiting the right moment to emerge. The real question right now: Should it come out before or after “Dead Drunk: The Pedal Pub Massacre”?

See the “Curse of the Invisible Werewolf” trailer

More music by Mike Hallenbeck for film

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ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR ANIMATED SHORT: “OTHER FISH”

Isolated score (no dialog or sfx) from the very top of “Other Fish”, an animated short directed by Josh Roush and Josh Stifter. Originally based on a dream. The creative brief called for something “inspirational” at the top of the film.

View “Other Fish” in its entirety

More music by Mike Hallenbeck for animation

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MUSIC FOR THEATER: “DREAM COUNTY” AT TWIN CITIES HORROR FESTIVAL

Above: Most of my music and sound these days is synched with something on some screen or other, but every once in a while I’m tempted back into theater work like a retired gunfighter called in to take out one last man. Sam Landman’s original play “Dream County” was featured in the 2018 Twin Cities Horror Festival. The show focuses on the plight of peripheral characters from the kids’ show “Cousin Clem's Magical Couch Fort”, left behind in a final episode where Cousin Clem didn’t show up up.

Thanks to Kevin’s generous loan of his euphonium, I was able to capture the refined, graceful tone of the show for a fanfare cue. I’d also like to mention that I’m available for session work, if you think you can afford me.