KC DAUGIRDAS

Kc (Kestutis) Daugirdas is a composer, producer, and performer based in Los Angeles, CA. Lyrical and cinematic, his music has been featured in films, commercials, and concert programs around the world. He is also a choral director, certified teacher, and arranger.

Highlights in brief: 

Ads

National TV and theatrical commercials for Coca Cola, Bud Light, & Cricket Wireless, as well as dozens of online promos and campaigns.

 

Choral Writing

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Commissions for choirs, including “The Singing Revolution,” [2015] a 5-movement choral cantata that traces the Lithuanian struggle for freedom from the USSR. On July 5, 2015, it premiered with a chorus of 1,400 singers and symphonic band at the UIC Pavilion.

Kc also performs with The Silver Lake Chorus, a contemporary chorale in Los Angeles that has premiered unreleased songs by notable indie artists including Bon Iver, The Bird and The Bee, Sia, and the Flaming Lips. “Heavy Star Movin” from the chorus’s remix album was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2016.

 

Film Score

Scores for short film and animation, including the award-winning “Lord of Catan,” the story of an normal couple descending into madness over a game of Settlers of Catan, starring Amy Acker and Fran Kranz. For more credits, visit the CREDITS page.

 

Conducting

Directs a chorus and a men’s ensemble dedicated to performing Lithuanian choral repertoire. Guest conductor at the Lithuanian Youth Song Festival (6,000-singer chorus) in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 6th, 2016.

Graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a diploma in Film Scoring. For his final project, he collaborated with composer Sheldon Mirowitz and 7 student composers to create and conduct a new, original score for the 1929 silent film “Piccadilly”, commissioned by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and premiered May 7th, 2012, with a live orchestra.

Graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A., Choral Music Education). Directed the collegiate men’s a cappella group “The Xtension Chords.” Certified K-12 Music Teacher.

 

Fun Miscellaneous Hollywood Facts:

  • Appeared in an episode of VEEP as a White House Christmas party caroler
  • Appeared in a Google commercial featuring a motley crowd singing “Just The Two Of Us”

Kc Is also co-founder of Elevant Productions, a video production company specializing in videos for Kickstarter and crowdfunding campaigns. Aside from producing and directing, Kc writes all the soundtracks for the company’s projects (of course!)

 

RANDOM FACTS

Fluent Lithuanian
Have been tying own shoes for years now