Welcome to Blue Mandala Music.  Here you will find a wide variety of music from composer, songwriter, and producer Kathryn Bostic.  

Kathryn is a recipient several prestigious  awards and honors including the Sundance Fellowship for Film Scoring, BMI Conducting Fellowship, ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Fellowship and the Sundance/Skywalker Sound Documentary Film Scoring Fellowship.

Her scores  can be heard in productions with a lineup of award winning directors and writers including; Justin Simien’s feature hit “Dear White People” which premiered in the Sundance 2014 Film Festival and won “Best Breakthrough Talent Award” with theatrical release by Lionsgate and Roadside Films; “Middle of Nowhere” by Ava DuVernay winner of Sundance 2012 Film Festival “Best Director for Dramatic Feature”, the hit production of August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” directed by Phylicia Rashad at the Mark Taper Forum, and the upcoming PBS American Masters- August Wilson “The Ground on Which I Stand” directed by Sam Pollard.

Kathryn’s score and the soundtrack for “Middle of Nowhere” were awarded “Best Music in a Film” by the African American Film Critics Association.  She also created the score for Ava’s previous films  “Venus Vs” and “I Will Follow” which film critic Roger Ebert gave a glowing review, creating the buzz for a successful theatrical release. Kathryn has also scored a variety of award winning PBS and ITVS documentaries.

Kathryn has written for Broadway in her collaboration with award winning playwright August Wilson for “Gem of the Ocean” and various productions of his last play “Radio Golf.”

She created the score for the Broadway production Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” starring Robin Williams, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and helmed by award winning director Moises Kaufman.  She is an Ovation Awards nominee and a Drama Desk nominee for “Outstanding Music in a Play” and her score of music and ambient textures in “Bengal Tiger” garnered a win in the Sound Design category for this collaboration as well as a Tony nomination.

“Kathryn understood from the very beginning the world and the spirit of the play Bengal Tiger. She brought music to rehearsals that helped us create entire improvisations and textures for the play. In that sense, Kathryn helped us find the soul of the piece. And she helped us transport the audience to Iraq – both the place and the idea.” –  Moises Kaufman/Director

She has written music for numerous film, theater, and TV productions.  An accomplished pianist and vocalist, Kathryn has composed, arranged and produced the  excerpts on this site.

For more performance artist information please visit www.kathrynbostic.com

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