Morgan Kibby

Artist / Producer / Composer from Los Angeles, United States
Morgan Kibby, a classical pianist, cellist and vocalist, grew up studying privately, performing in the chorus of the San Francisco Opera House as well as the Marin Theater Company, and soloing with orchestra throughout her youth. After attending the Lycée Français, a gap year post-high school turned into a 7 year journey as a member of the french band M83, during which Kibby wrote, played keys and sang on two M83 albums and tour cycles (Saturdays=Youth & “Hurry Up We’re Dreaming”). The culmination of this collaboration was her first platinum single with “Midnight City”, a Grammy nomination and headlining the Hollywood Bowl. As a writer, producer and performer, Kibby has among many other endeavors, gone on to co-write with Panic! at the Disco on their platinum and Grammy nominated 2016 album “Death of a Bachelor” and "Pray for the Wicked", produce write and record solo material under the moniker White Sea, remix over 20 tracks from Lorde to The Weeknd and sing on the international trailers for “Harry Potter” and “Lady In the Water”. She has been described by Rolling Stone as "epic and ardent," while LA Weekly coined her "LA's renaissance woman of pop.” In 2015 however, Kibby shifted course to focus on projects outside of traditional pop recording. Her first score was the critically acclaimed French film "Bang Gang” which premiered to high praise in the new Platform competition series at Toronto International Film Festival and the British Film Institute in London. Bang Gang went on to win the Jury Prize, Youth Prize and Best Original Score Award at Les Arcs European Film Festival in France in December 2015. Continuing to explore her interest in composition and performance art, 2016 saw Kibby collaborating with chef Craig Thornton of Wolvesmouth on his most recent Lucy Walker directed documentary for The New Yorker on Amazon, and contributing score and sound design to his newest art installation which opened at MOCA in Los Angeles. She was shortly after selected as a 2016 Sundance Composer Lab fellow, spending two weeks at the iconic Skywalker Sound in Marin County with mentors such as Harry Gregson William, Blake Neely, and Christophe Beck. 2017 marked White Sea’s first foray into T.V., scoring “2 Sentence Horror Story”, a new series on Warner Brothers’ new digital platform, as well as the docu-series “Finding Genius” on National Geographic. She contributed vocal production to David Campbell’s score for “Finding Fellini”, scored the documentaries “Interior Motives”, Oscar nominated director David Darg’s Emmy nominated "Fear Us Women”, and Matthew Testa’s “The Human Element” which Kibby co-scored with Jeff Russo. 2018 sees Kibby’s latest work with the release of Albert Chi’s full length feature “The Amaranth”, Eva Husson’s “Girls of the Sun” which was included in the official selection at the Festival de Cannes 2018, and the upcoming all female Western starring Rachel Weisz- “The Good Time Girls” directed by Courtney Hoffman. She is currently finishing scores for "Treehouse", a Blumhouse / Hulu production, as well as the indie feature "The Short History of the Long Road" both due out in early 2019.
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