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John William Doryk- film composer

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
film, television, web, multimedia, Orchestra, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
neo classical
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Colorado Springs, CO
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I've been composing professionally for over 23 years. My work has appeared on Discovery Channel, History Channel, PBS, FOX Network, The Family Channel, indy films, etc. I also play acoustic and electric violin, viola, guitar, and kbds. I'm married with two children and for fun, I rock and ice climb. mountaineer, and backpack.

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"For Love of Liberty" wins Gold at Park City Film Music Festival and nominated for 2 Golden Reel Awards!

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 1:01pm 0 Comments

"For Love of Liberty" featuring Halley Berry, Morgan Freeman, Samuel Jackson, etc and music by Larry Brown, Alan Lindgren, and John William Doryk won Gold at the Park City Film Music Festival. It has also recently been nominated for 2 MPSE Golden Reel Awards.


Just had to brag a little.

Currently scoring "For Love of Liberty" for PBS

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 12:04pm 2 Comments

I am currently scoring music for a 5 hour mini-series called "For Love of Liberty:The Story of America's Black Patriots" hosted by Halle Berry and featuring Avery Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Samuel Jackson, Ice T, Alan Rickman, Alec Baldwin, Bill Cosby etc.( I am co-composing with Emmy award composer Larry Brown and Alan Lindgren. The series covers the history of America's black patriots from the 1700's thru the… Continue

Recording Session with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 10:32am 1 Comment

Recently, I had the opportunity to record several of my cues with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra in Kiev, Ukraine. The cues were recorded as concept demos for several clients who are considering having me score with live orchestra on a number of feature film and documentary projects in the fall. The first cue is a re-recording of "Powers of Ten", recorded with a 100 piece orchestra, 40 voice choral, and solo mezzo soprano. I directed/produced over broadband video conference from Colorado Springs.… Continue

Curent Projects

Posted on July 19, 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Check out a new cue on my page called "Journey". It's based on a suite of themes I'm currently working on for a "film trailer" publisher who's intention is to have te cues eventually re-recorded by live orchestra and pitch to film trailer houses in LA. I just got back from working for 23 days as sound recordist on the indy feature film "Winning Favor" starring Matt Ashford ( Days of our Lives) and Candace Rose (ER, CSI, Law & Order). Back in the studio, I'm working on a new theme music… Continue

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At 9:21am on July 7, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings John,

I like your music. It is well written and orchestrated. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 1:38am on May 5, 2011, Larry Douziech said…
Hi John: Glad to see you're busy, I am currently upgrading my system and building a small studio  and expanding my system with more programs, I will send you pictures of it when completed if you would like. Trusting all else is fine, stay in touch, Larry
At 10:55pm on March 22, 2011, Larry Douziech said…
Hey John, Fancy meeting you here lol! How are your projects going well I hope, glade to see you here,Thanks,Larry
At 8:40am on January 23, 2010, Adam Weldon said…
Your work is an inspiration and catalyst for me, and I'm sure many others. I, for one, am so grateful that despite you being so busy in your work, you take the time to share with us on this forum. Many thanks.
At 6:39pm on October 28, 2009, Leoncio Lara Bon said…
The Honor its all mine!! I enjoyed listening to your cues I specially liked Power of Ten, Powerful Music!. Congratulation for For The Love of Liberty! sounds like a great project. I recently signed with The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency in LA, Do you know it?? Hoping to land some projects in the US, So any advice you can give me it will be treasured!!

Looking forward to see the miniseries


At 1:36pm on February 1, 2009, Peter Scartabello said…
Sounds Great! Love the orchestration. Nice atmosphere and it sounds like some varied influences, from Penderecki to Romantic. Just curious as to what sounds you are using, sounds like real instruments to me. Nice work. -Peter
At 3:04pm on November 16, 2008, Stephen Doheny said…
Thanks so much John!
As I always, I love your work!!
At 1:24pm on October 6, 2008, David Wainwright said…
Hi John,

Thanks, it depends on the budget really. We like to use as much live stuff as we can. The majority of the tracks I've uploaded are a mixture of VSL samples with the odd live instrument to lift it.

Cheers David
At 8:03am on July 19, 2008, John Doryk said…
Check out a new cue on my page. It's based on a suite of themes I'm currently working on for a "film trailer" publisher who's intention is to evevntually be re-recorded by live orchestra.
At 10:38am on June 23, 2008, John Doryk said…

Thanks for your comments. I'm a big fan of taking simple, memorable melodies and weaving them into orchestral tapestries.

John Doryk
film composer/sound designer
Night Sky Music & Sound Design

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