Kyle Cooke-Gilbert is a Los Angeles based composer of over 30 animated and live-action shorts, many of which have gone on to be screened at various festivals and expos and have several awards and nominations. He is known for his evocative music, natural aptitude at getting to the central tone of a film, and a keen ability to write for various genres and instrumentations – ranging from classical orchestra to electronic/drone and rock.
Kyle began started composing when he was fourteen, when he wrote a piece for his percussion ensemble and was awarded his school’s Director’s Award for music. He quickly developed a passion for the art of merging music to picture and within his first year of college already began scoring animation theses. Since then, he’s been an avid media composer and regularly scores short films and animations for his fellow students along with various scoring exercises given to him by his professors. In his efforts to dive into the world of scoring as deeply as possible, he’s studied with other film, commercial, and game composers Michael Worth and Charles “Chuck” Butler at The University of the Arts, where he received his minor in Music Technology, Business, and Entrepreneurship, and other prolific film and tv composers Karen Tanaka, Matthias Weber, and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum at California Institute of the Arts.
When he’s not working on scoring projects, Kyle is typically writing music for his game development team and playing in and arranging for several of his schools’ ensembles, where he is working on acquiring his BFA in Composition with concentrations in Composition for Film & Video, Instrumental Composition, Electronic Composition, and Avant-Garde Rock & Noise and a Minor in Music Theory.