My name is Kai Sorensen and as a 2013 alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts I received a diploma in Contemporary Writing and Production while taking courses that refined and expanded my writing, directing, and production skills. I have over 8 years of experience in music production, having first received my Bachelors of Science in General Studies, Music Education K-12 Brass in May of 2010 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Currently, I am the Music Director for Evolfo, an 8-piece gypsy/funk group that tours nationally with artists such as the Counting Crows, Rozzi Crane, Red Baraat, Betty Who, and the Hot 8 Brass Ensemble. As Music Director I take point on the development of compositions, arrangements, chart preparation, direction of rehearsals, and production both in and out of the studio. Beyond the music this role requires a great deal of logistical work including booking our national tours, scheduling of internal/external meetings, minute-taking, record-keeping, handling of finances, stage plot/backline information, as well as keeping track of current projects and being certain they are being followed through with. Recently I have stepped into the TV industry composing cues and providing administrative assistance to Big Sound Factory, a music production house specializing in music to be sold to major television networks like NBC, ABC, and CBS. The administrative tasks here include organizing/tagging the online library of cues, registering works with their respective PRO's, and logging all of this information into multiple Google Docs. The work requires excellent computer skills in programs like MS Word and Excel as well as a strong command of the English language and a fine attention to detail in writing to ensure the composers works are correctly and professionally administered. My past experience includes a three-month internship at Electric Lady Studios where I provided general assistance to some of the industries finest sound engineers, including Michael Brauer and Tom Elmhirst. During my time there I facilitated artist research, logged sessions, assisted with daily tasks, and set/striked sessions. Working at Electric Lady Studios was highly demanding and a great test to my patience but it was equally rewarding and insightful because I got an honest look into the production and direction of today’s top 40 artists.
I have been in the industry since 2010.