Presenter of the Greg Ladanyi Career Achievement Award – 19th Annual LA Music Awards
Kevin Stratton’s unique ability has given him the reputation for creating a definitive sound that allows artists and productions to stand apart. His commitment for developing sound and arrangements that are unique and innovative has made him a sought-after producer and composer in today’s music.
This passion has driven him through two Grammy-winning albums developing the unique sounds for such artists as Chicago, Toto, Stevie Wonder, Thomas Dolby, Van Halen and many others. Recently, Kevin has written and produced music for HBO Productions, played on numerous tracks for Guitar Hero and Rock Revolution and is currently working on three symphonies with future plans with the Phoenix Symphony.
His work with mobile entertainment productions and his background in 3D animation has also afforded him work as a producer with such clients as; Pixar, Electronic Arts (EA) and Disney. Kevin worked on a number of film projects with Frank Serafine of Serafine FX (Santa Monica, CA.) this work included the development and design for the movie soundtrack of the motion picture “Nightfall” based on the novel by Isaac Asimov in which he received screen and production credits. His work can also be heard on films such as “Short Circuit II” and “Star Trek IV The Voyage Home”
Kevin is a published author for a number of trade magazines and technical writings. Including; Audio Engineering Society, Electronic Musician and Keyboard Magazine.
Kevin studied sound synthesis and acoustic physics under the tutelage of Stanford University’s Dr. John Chowning and others, at the University of Chicago, and was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Berkeley School of Music in Boston. Mr. Stratton was also honored to teach music composition and sound design at the Aspen Music Festival.
Kevin’s work also supports Charities including The Cancer Society, The Grammy Foundation and Music Cares Foundation.
Building off of his work over the past three decades, Kevin has brought his skills to fruition through artist management, numerous successful albums, hit singles, sound design, as well as music supervision and placement in TV and film.
In the end…those he works with say more than anything else…