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Ken Chastain

ken.chastain@mcnallysmith.edu

Ken Chastain

As head of audio post production, chief engineer and composer at Pixel Farm, Ken Chastain has scored, sound designed, and mixed film and television programs for fifteen years. His work can be heard internationally from award winning commercials, film and television to GRAMMY award winning records. Chastain brings a consortium of nationally recognized talent together to create musical scores and sound designed environments that compliment and enhance visual imagery. Recently he composed the opening theme for the Minnesota Twins as well as commercial spots for Porsche, Garmin, Target, BMW, United Airlines, Best Buy, Goodyear and Coca Cola. His work can also be heard in such feature films as Sweet Land, Older Than America, Bikes Over Baghdad, Funkytown, Pathfinder, Urban Explorers and Tromeo and Juliet.

In addition, Chastain is a multi-instrumentalist and can be heard playing either drums, bass or keys for such recording artists as Dan Wilson, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Mike Doughty, Demi Lovato, Har Mar Superstar, Pink, Backstreet Boys, Soul Asylum and Ziggy Marley’s GRAMMY winning record, Love is My Religion. Chastain has also performed live with Semisonic, The New Standards, Greazy Meal and Soul Asylum. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.