I’m very excited to have been accepted to BAFTA Crew X BFI Network 2019! It provides opportunities for mentoring, career development, industry panels, networking, and much more. It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m very grateful for the chance to be a part of it. More updates on the events soon!
So at the end of 2017/early 2018 I was working on a project formally known as Joanne, and now called The Bellwether. In VERY EXCITING NEWS it now has distribution from Cardinal XL and Giant Interactive! It will be dropping on North American VOD on the 12th of February, and running in LA between February 15th and 21st at the Arena Cinemalounge.
PLUS it gets a mention in The Hollywood Reporter. Particularly excited about that bit, as it’s the first time a film I’ve scored has been mentioned.
If you’re based in North America and would like to pre-order the film, please click here. If we can get 200 pre-orders, the algorithm will put us in a higher spot, so any support would be much appreciated!
Happy new year! I’m pleased to say there are many, many new releases now up on Spotify:
Night Of The Screamer:
… And In The Bleak Midwinter!
I’m also working on a new playlist project- more soon. And, scoring a short documentary called Imperfect Machine.
Hope your new year has started well!
Happy Silent Night release day! This is a re-recorded, re-mixed, re-mastered and generally better version of my single Silent Night from a few years ago. I'm definitely one of those Christmas-only-starts-in-December people, but this year the festivities are starting a little early. Silent Night is now available on Spotify, iTunes, band camp, and all your favourite online music outlets. The Spotify link is https://open.spotify.com/album/6CohFAUeZbNt6koN3eYCuJ…
The score for Ground Rush is now available through Spotify, iTunes and all those usual music places! If you’d like to hear it, you can go here.
In other news, there will be a new single released on Friday. I’m very excited for this one. Watch this space!
Very pleased to be playing at Harborne Festival on Sunday. My brilliant band will be joining me, so it'll be a pretty cool set. We're playing at 11:30 and 1. There's no entry fee and some brilliant artists are playing during the festival, so come down and make a day of it!
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I recently scored a one-woman feminist feature film called Joanne, written and directed by Christopher Morrison, and it's premiere date has been announced. It will be showing at BIFFF (Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival) on April 10th, 8PM, in Cine3 at the Bozar. Joanne is an ambitious film and I really enjoyed scoring it, so if you're at the festival, go check it out.
More details are at http://www.bifff.net/program/joanne/
I'm excited to announce that Honey, a new play by Tiffany Hosking, is currently touring. I've worked with Tiff on several productions and am thrilled to have worked with her again on the score for Honey. Check it out at a show near you soon!
I'm very excited to share that my first ever music video is here! It's for a song called Here Is Love, and you can access it exclusively through a new app called Twirm. Twirm is seeking to redefine the music industry through artist focused, quality videos, that give everyone a chance to be heard- and gives you the chance to enjoy the best of undiscovered music across the world!
Download Twirm from www.twirm.com or through searching on the app store.
It's been a slightly quiet few months on announcements- but behind the scenes I'm working hard on two shorts, a web series, music library volumes, and a new EP, so there is stuff coming, and I'll share more about all of these projects soon! For now, if you'd like more regular updates, feel free to come find me on social media using the links at the bottom of the page.
Slightly belatedly- the score for Cups is up! Find it here: https://soundcloud.com/joanna-karselis/sets/cups-score
At the moment I'm busy writing music for a new music library and two shorts, Ground Rush and Death Is Just A Feeling. I'm also working away on the new EP and developing some music videos with a new app called Twirm.
For more regular updates, feel free to follow me on social media using the buttons at the bottom of the page.
Something new for you- the theme for TV show Between The Lines. I'm super excited for this show. It's currently in pre-production and will be in post towards the end of the year.
In other news, I've just finished scoring a film called Cups. Post-production will be finished in the next few weeks, and I'll share it with you all as soon as it's available!
I'm very excited that, after two years of post production, Classified Freaks will premiere tonight at 7pm GMT! Head over to the Facebook page to find more details on how to watch it via Youtube: https://www.facebook.com/classifiedfreaks/
(P.S.- I know I've been quiet on here recently, but there are several exciting projects on the go that I'm looking forward to sharing with you all over the coming months! Stay tuned, and for more regular updates, be sure to follow me on social media.)
The web series I've been scoring for the better part of the last year is finally going to be released! Classified Freaks Episode 1 will be broadcasting on the 24th of March at 7pm. It's the first production by director Shuhel Ahmed, and it's looking pretty great! Details are available here: https://www.facebook.com/classifiedfreaks/?fref=ts
So... I got a bit distracted at the end of the year and ran out of time to update things. Sorry! Here's a general update-
1) Instagram! I'm now on there. If you fancy seeing pictures I've taken, come find me!
2) Disavowed won two awards at Rack Festival; "Outside The Box" and "Audience Choice". To celebrate, selections from the score are now available here.
3) Biggest news last- I released a charity single in December! All profits from it are going to the Alzheimer's Society. The Alzheimer's Society are a cause very close to my heart, so I re-wrote one of my favourite carols, In The Bleak Midwinter, to raise money for them. It's a little past the season now, but if the January blues are making you fancy getting next year's Christmas music sorted, head to the link above and check it out.
Super psyched to be headlining the Sputnik Live gig on November 25th! Home Cafe, Birmingham, from 8pm. Going to be appearing with my friends Think Tank and Ticking Boxes for a few songs before the main set, so come check out what we do with wubby bass sounds.
It's finally here. Ocean is available right through this link! It's been a long time coming and I'm so excited to share it with you.
To celebrate, for the next week you can also get 50% off Journey On Home AND Journey on Home Bonus Edition. At the checkout, quote OCEAN for 50% off Journey On Home and OCEAN2 for 50% off the bonus edition.
As ever, if you enjoy the music, please please share it around and spread the word. Thank you so much for listening and reading, it means the world.
After a summer of recording and mixing, my new single Ocean will be out on Friday 28th of October! Many hours of work have gone into this project and I'm so excited about how this song is sounding. I'll post again when it's ready, but it'll be up at www.joannakarselis.bandcamp.com and available for the bargain price of £1. Check out the trailer for it below: