Elik Alvarez is a composer who got his start in the industry composing for 4Kids Entertainment on series like TMNT, Yu Gi-Oh, Kirby, F-Zero and more. He has composed for a number of David Attenborough documentaries and has been composing for films as of late.

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INSTAGRAM - @elikalvarezcomposer

TWITTER - @elikalvarez

 

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Intro

00:51 - Working At 4Kids Entertainment

02:44 - Composing For Cartoons Is Like Bootcamp

06:07 - The Process Of Scoring At 4Kids Entertainment

08:39 - Writing Music Using Themes Others Have Written for TMNT 2003

10:00 - Gratification Of Being A Composer/Never Getting Bored

11:09 - Elik Got Allocated A Lot Of Action Cues For TMNT 2003

12:26 - Elik Having To Research Various Genres For Composing TMNT/Collaboration

15:00 - Elik Isn’t An Audio Engineer/Mixes While He Composes/Deadlines

19:07 - Elik Didn’t Take Music References From Japanese Score Of Yu-Gi-Oh

20:09 - Temp Tracks/Referencing Other Composers

22:07 - Applying Degree In Business Administration To Music

23:34 - Freelancing/Negotiating Contracts/PR Agents

25:25 - Soundtrack Releases Of 4Kids Entertainment Shows Could Be On The Horizon

28:58 - Collaboration With Freddy Sheinfield & Joel Douek

31:22 - Friendship With Freddy & Joel/Competitiveness

33:53 - Elik Wants To Meet David Attenborough

35:31 - Composing For Documentaries

39:05 - Direction From Project Director

41:00 - Chasing Projects

43:41 - Royalties Are How Composers Survive Between Projects

45:06 - Kingdom Of Plants Gave Elik Credibility/You Need Validation To Get Work In California

48:00 - You Have To Be Competitive In California

50:00 - Elik Isnt A Networking & Party Guy   

51:30 - Elik Hates Composing For Commercials/Concert Music

53:22 - Action Cues In Yu-Gi-Oh Would Make it Easy To Do Superhero Film

55:22 - Where To Follow Elik Alvarez/What Elik Is Working On

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