Kim is a composer and musician working in London, UK. He began playing the violin at age 7, took up the guitar and dropped the violin (although he kept the bow) at 13, and spent his early teens trying to become Jimmy Page. Rescued from a life in Prog Rock by Dr Feelgood, and after several years of punk, new wave, psychobilly and ska, Kim decided that life in a sweaty van with 3 blokes he hated wasn't a sensible career goal, and he signed up to the London International Film School to learn how to write music to picture. While there he scored several prize-winning shorts. He has written and played scores for feature films, (Credo, Pink Pumpkins at Dawn), documentaries (Microbirth, Freedom for Birth, Doulah!, Real Birth Stories), commercial video and theatre.
Kim plays guitar, piano, saxophone, samples, loops, effects and noises.
2018 One World Birth (Documentary) (announced)
2017 Close Encounters of the Literal Kind, Literally (Short)
2015 #MurderSelfie (Short)
2015 From Earth (Short)
2014 Looking for Vi (Short)
2014 Microbirth (Documentary)
2014 CD Release - Halflight on Ravello Records
2012 Freedom for Birth (Documentary)
2012 The Wish (Composer: additional music)
2012 CD Release on Ravello Records - Birdsong In Mist
2010 Blue Eyed Son (Short)
2010 Trouble Brewing (Short)
2010 Doula! The Ultimate Birth Companion (Video documentary)
2009 Real Birth Stories (Video documentary)
2008 In the Tent (Short)
2003 The Sportsman (Short)
2000 Music & Sound Design - Five Plays in Five Days, London (UK)
1998 Pink Pumpkins at Dawn (Video)
1998 Still Crazy (music programmer)
1998 Music & Sound Design - Five Plays in Five Days, London (UK)
1997 String arrangements - Hello, The Family of Free Love (1997)
1996 Skinflick (Short)
1995 The Method (Short) (Composer and Sound Design)
1995 B Movie Status (Short)
Kim’s work can be found at www.kimhalliday.com, on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.
On the press release for Kim Halliday’s Birdsong in Mist, it says “File Under: Classical [Contemporary and Avant Garde].” While you’re at it, however, please also file it under “Experimental,” “Electronic,” and “Face-Bashing All-Out Guitar Assault.” Because that’s what you’ll be getting on this deliciously and intriguingly diverse disc.
Independent Horror Movie Awards - Best Music (Original Score 2015)
What do you get if you cross movie composer Bernard Herrmann (Psycho) and the sound of Sonic Youth? Well, more than likely you’d get something close to the music of Kim Halliday and his new album ‘Halflight’.