COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introduction to Music Production

Education

  • MFA Music and Sound for Visual arts, University Lumière Lyon II France
  • Certificate of Audio for Game and Composition for Film and TV, Berklee College Online
  • Bachelor of music education, Université Lumiere, Lyon II France

ENSEMBLES/ORCHESTRAS

  • Boxon band 2012-2015
  • Jazz band from 1998 to 2002
  • solo artist

Awards

  • Best film score: For Max:shadow of apocalypse, at SFAAF in Chile
  • Best film score for « 2037 at Tagore International Film Festival
  • Best film score for "Max:Shadow of Apocalypse" at Gangtok International Film Festival

What is your hometown?

Vienne, Isère 38200, France

What is your favorite recording? Why?

Nina Simone - Feelin good Why: Because Nina had the most beautiful voice ever, I love soul and Jazz music and also because "the feeling" in music is essential.

What are you passionate about outside of music?

Travel, Movie, Technology, swim

Who were your major teachers?

Marc Elvira (middle school music teacher) Claire Mathivet (science teacher) Guillaume Jeanne (Piano Jazz)

What is a favorite quote that you repeatedly tell students?

Never give up on your dreams, No matter how hard it gets

What was the defining moment when you decided to pursue music as a career?

In Middle school when music was the only things who mattered in my life

What was a turning point in your career?

When I quit my steady lower school music job to become a Sound Designer and Film composer.

If you could play only three composers for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Bach, Thelonious Monk, Herbie hanckok

From a music history perspective, what year and city are most important to you, and why?

I love the music of Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky but also JAzz so I would say late 19th and early 20th centuries. I'm a huge fan of colors and texture and I like how they were able to create moods, tone colors, and a touch a freedom.

What is your unrealized project?

A symphony

What do you think makes a concert experience unique?

The Ambiance, quality of the venue, the production and the SOUND quality

What are your most important collaborations?

Yassin Bouhaik for the feature film Max:shadow of apocalypse, Laetitia Pansanel garric (co- composition on a documentary), Percussion orchestra conservatory of Lyon (I wrote a piece for a movie concert)

Sonia Mokhtari is a passionate Composer, Sound Designer and Music Teacher with over two decades of extensive expertise. She plays piano, guitar, ukulele and drums.
Originally from France, her unwavering passion for all things music began early on.

She received a M.F.A  in Music & Sound for Visual Media, a certificate of Music for film, TV and Games at Berklee college and a B.A in Music Education from University Lumière of Lyon 2. 
To date, Sonia has proudly served as the Sound Designer & Composer of a multitude of projects and Companies.
As an avid lover of music, Sonia aims to spread her enthusiasm and appreciation to people across the globe through her artistic endeavors. Ultimately, she sees music as a universal language that brings people together no matter where they’re from.
 

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