This week I’d like to introduce you to our audio team: Mateo Nossa, Alba Torremocha, and Noah Kellman. Mateo leads the team as Audio Director. As you can see below, they are a talented and fun group to work with.
As a composer, Mateo Nossa has worked in films, video games, theater, TV, web series and contemporary dance. His concert music has been preformed and recorded in Europe and Latin America by renowned artist such as Grammy Award winners Latinamerican Quartet (Cuarteto Latinoamericano), Tambuco Percussion Ensemble and Alejandro Escuer. He has worked for documentary series for NatGeo and film screened all over the world. In 2015 he moved to New York City where he graduated after two years with a masters degree in Film Scoring at NYU Steinhardt, where he also studied sound design. Since then, he has worked as a composer and sound designer in various videogames.
Oh, and what he’s holding, it’s just “apple juice”.
Alba comes from a highly-refined background in classical composition and orchestration. She walks around with an eyebrow raised because well, that’s what snobby classical musicians do. She studied violin for 10 years and then Classical Composition and Conducting in Europe for 4 years, with a strong focus on French orchestration techniques (hence the raised eyebrow). In the US, she won the residency of the NYU Symphony in 2016, and recently received the Elmer Bernstein Award. Her pieces have been premiered and awarded around the world, and she always makes sure everyone is aware of this at all times. Her alter ego appears under the full moon and is a kick-ass film and video game music composer. She has worked in various indie games (To Be With Hamlet, Where Shadows Slumber and Time-Rex among others), and recently collaborated with the renowned video game composer Tom Salta (Prince of Persia, Halo, Killer Instinct…) on one of his latest projects. More: www.albastorremocha.com.
Noah comes from an intensive jazz piano background. He toured the country at the Brubeck Institute while working with many jazz greats along the way. A recipient of two ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards for his compositions “The Piemaker” (2011) and “Get Lost” (2008), he has his Master’s Degree in Scoring For Film & Multimedia from New York University. As an attendee of the 2017 ASCAP/Columbia Film Scoring Workshop, he worked with director Federico Spiazzi and composed the music for the Columbia University Film Festival trailer, recording a 12-piece jazz big band for the score and going on to receive the 2017 ASCAP Henrey Mancini Music Fellowship.
Noah is also working currently on various innovative multimedia projects, including To Be With Hamlet, a live, Shakespeare performance that takes place in virtual reality, Where Shadows Slumber, a mobile video game that uses an interactive shadow to reveal hidden objects, and Plague the Peasants, a 2.5D Real-Time Strategy game in which the player plays as a plague infecting a village. Although he works intensively as a composer and sound designer throughout the film and game world, his pride, joy, and utter financial downfall is his independent Cinematic Post-Rock project “Nozart”, which has also garnered him attention as a songwriter, producer and performer in the Indie world. More: www.noahkellman.com
A special thanks to Mateo, Noah, and Alba for providing their own biographies.
Silas Talley, Creative Director / Studio Manager