Keith Spears

Keith Spears

Composer at Staff and Key
Music Composer and Musician

Portland, Oregon

Member Since:
April 2020
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> 2 weeks ago
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About Keith

I’m on a quest to tell stories with music.

My journey started when I shifted from classical piano to providing eerie keyboard accompaniment at the 1994 Phantom’s Feast, a Halloween dinner theater experience. I followed my musical path to create soundtracks for radio drama with Precarious Audio Theater, indie film with Zombie Zero, contemporary dance with HafenGeist, and the stage with Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian Nights. In my band Invocatio we told dark romantic tales of poets and mad lovers, and in Voluntary Nightmare we narrated the zombie apocalypse through gothic cabaret.

When I returned to the West Coast in 2013, I decided to pursue my musical goals more formally. I spent the next few years completing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games through Berklee Online. I wrote and recorded in Logic Pro, certified in Pro Tools, and produced scores in Finale and Sibelius. I also applied my computer skills and cheerful demeanor to providing technical support for premier clients at Marketo, learning about marketing in the process.

With my degree completed and my life stabilized after another move, the next leg of the journey is underway. I released The Heart of Nosferatu, a gothic score calling back to classic horror movies, and Jabberwocky, an orchestral scoring of Lewis Carroll’s poem created for a fashion show presentation. For the holidays, I scored and produced Letters from Krampus, a collection of humor and horror shorts in an audiobook style.

My quest has led me through wonderful adventures, but I have not reached the end. If you have a story to tell and want music that helps in the telling, I’d love to connect with you.





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