Kevin Kiner receives Annie nomination
There’s something about a picture.
When I see it, I start hearing music.
Award-winning composer Kevin Kiner carries the
baton of the Star Wars universe by creating the music for
The first part of the series premiered as an all-new feature
film, followed by the television series debut on the Cartoon
Network, in a partnership between Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner
Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
Kiner's ingenious score for Star Wars: The Clone Wars has
recently earned him an Annie Nomination (Annie Awards to
be held on January 30th).
Having conducted the London Philharmonic and
The City of Prague Orchestra, Kiner’s orchestral expertise
defines his latest project: composing for a 90-piece
orchestra for the animated feature Star Wars: The Clone
Wars. At producer George Lucas’ suggestion, Kiner has
distinguished each planet in the mythic constellation with
an individual geographical palette that incorporates
indigenous ethnic sounds from Asia, the Middle East,
Egypt, South America and other far flung locales.
Incorporating and reimagining a main title theme that may
well be one of the most recognizable musical signatures
on the planet is a Herculean task and Kiner notes the
enormous influence of the great John Williams with
these words: "He’s always been my absolute hero."
Transcendent orchestral themes, rhythmic global grooves
or edgy electronica: Kevin Kiner’s command of a vast
spectrum of musical styles makes him a Hollywood
go-to composer. Film music aficionados will recognize the
composer from feature films including Madison, Wing
Commander, The Other Side of Heaven, Leprechaun,
Tremors III, and The Pest, and he has composed music for
network television series and shows such as CSI: Miami, T
he Star Trek: Enterprise series, Stargate SG-1, The Invisible Man,
Walker Texas Ranger, The Visitor, Dead at 21 and The MTV
Honored with Emmy nominations for outstanding achievement
in music composition (Johnny Quest and Stuart Little), he
received an Annie nomination for outstanding music in an
animated TV production for Harold and the Purple Crayon.
The score for Star Wars: The Clone Wars is available from