As a composer, Charles Kim has been commissioned by the England's Royal College of Art,
Showtime, Chicago's Redmoon Theater, and the Zephyr Dance Company. He composes for Mayfair Workshop,
a scoring company whose clients include Target, Mc Donalds and Volkswagon. Common to his compositions
is a close, sympathetic working relationship with the director's thematic vision. He also records, produces and
records other musical artists. Most recently, he composed a symphonic suite for Redmoon Theater's "Last Of
My Species" and help produce songs for the new record by r&b legend Ralph "Soul" Jackson. Charles
has been recently been commisioned to be the musical director and composer for the 2012 production of
Philip Dawkins' 'Failure' at the Victory Gardens Theater.

composition and sound design
Mayfair Workshop (commercial/tv scoring), 2008- Present
Redmoon Theater's "Last Of My Species", 2009
Redmoon Theater’s Audoban School Graduation Ceremonial March, 2009
Collaboraction’s “Sketchbook Festival”, 2009
Serendipty Theatre, 2nd Story, 2009
ESAM (work for hire), Redmoon Theater, 2008
"Heroes and Villains", Collaboaraction 2008
"Boneyard Prayer" , RedMoon Theater 2008
“Cakewalk”, The Journal of Short Film, 2006
“Brotherhood of Evil”, The History Channel, 2005
“The Freshman Diaries”, Showtime Networks 2003
“Collapse” by the Royal College of Art, England, 2002
Chicago Filmmakers, 2002
Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2001
University of Chicago - Doc Films Center, 2001
“Pinochet”, Theatre Oobleck (Chicago, IL) 1999
Equal Footing/Earing festival, Zephyr Dance Company (Chicago, IL) 1999
“The Old Man and the Sea”, RedMoon Theater (Chicago, IL) 1999
Winter Pageant, RedMoon Theater (Chicago, IL) 1998
“Dutch Harbor", Plexifilms, 1997

production, recording and mastering
Profiled in Electronic Musician Magazine July, 2002
Pan American “Small Holding” (Kranky)
Sinister Luck Ensemble “Anniversary” (Perishable)
The Zincs (forthcoming CD, Thrill Jockey)

awards and grants
Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP)
Music Composition Grant 2001.
Illinois Arts Tour Award, 2001.

instruments
Guitar, Electric and Upright Bass, Pedal Steel, Banjo, Violin, Tenor Saxophone,
Piano and Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Electronics

recordings
The Astronomer self-titled (Fireworking Records)
Pan American “Quiet Life” (Kranky)
L’Altra “Complied” (Aesthetics)
Sinister Luck Ensemble “Anniversary” (Perishable)
Fruit Bats “Echolocation” (Perishable)
Deanna Varagona “Tangled Messages” (Star Star Stereo)
The Lofty Pillars “When We Were Lost” (Truckstop)
Verbow “White Out” (Sony)
Boxhead Ensemble “Niagara Falls” (Truckstop)
Simon Joyner “The Lousy Dance” (Truckstop)
Michael Krassner self-titled (Truckstop)
Fred Lonberg-Holm “Site-Specific: Duets for Cello and Guitar” (Explain)
Pinetop Seven “Rigging the Toplights” (Truckstop)
Boxhead Ensemble “The Last Place To Go” (Truckstop)
Pinetop Seven “No Breath in the Bellows” (Truckstop)
Chris Mills “Every Night Fight For Your Life” (Sugar Free)
Boxhead Ensemble “Dutch Harbor : Where the Sea Breaks Its Back” (Truckstop)
Pinetop Seven “Pinetop Seven” (Truckstop)