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

Kathryn is an award winning composer and member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  She is the recipient of the  prestigious  Sundance Institute/Time Warner Grant. Other awards and honors include the Sundance Fellowship for Film Scoring, for both narrative and documentary film scoring and the BMI Conducting Fellowship.

Kathryn’s lush vocals can be heard during the end title song she created for award winning cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s directorial debut “CameraPerson.”  The film premiered with rave reviews at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with distribution by Janus Films.

Her scores are in a variety of 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”, and the PBS American Masters- August Wilson “The Ground on Which I Stand” directed by Emmy award winning 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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