The Creative, The Different – An Audio Interview With Kari Rae Seekins, Sound Designer

kari headshot

Photo taken by Aleigh Lewis 

Kari Rae Seekins is a Los Angeles based, award winning sound designer and composer. Her sound designs and compositions have shown in various museums, festivals and theaters throughout the world including Sundance, Slamdance, Comic Con (San Diego), Fernbank Museum of Natural History, The New Zealand International Film Festival, ZKM Museum of Contempary Art, Jeu De Paume and REDCAT.

She holds degrees:

  • MFA in Sound Design and Integrated Media from CalArts
  • BFA in Design for the Theatre and Electroacoustic Composition from Concordia University

Her projects include (2011-2014):

  • Meraas Holding: Bollywood Theme Park, Dubai
  • Cirque”Du”Soleil: Iris
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Special FX stage show
  • Universal Studios Florida: 100 Years of Movie Memories Nighttime Spectacular
  • Atlanta Natural History Museum: Naturequest
  • Warner Bros: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • “Kanizsa Hill” by Evelyn Lee
  • eLEmeNT: EaRTh by Nandita Kumar  (also mentioned in the interview)


Kari mixer
Santa Barbara Forum for Contemporary Art working on Susan Simpson‘s Exhibit A

Kari outside

Here Kari is working on”Stratify” directed by Katie Shook at the High Desert Test Sites 2013 festival in Arcosanti.
Arcosanti is an experimental town and molten bronze bell casting community in Yavapai County, central Arizona (70 miles north of Phoenix, at an elevation of 3,732 feet). Paolo Soleri was the architect who established Arcosanti.

You can see more on Kari on her website