Shawn Parke

Shawn Parke of Cathedral Sounds grew up in the small rural desert town of Ellensburg WA. His love of cinema and music began with long summer days keeping cool in matinees at the local (and some say haunted) Liberty Theater. His first vinyl record was the John Williams score for ET – The Extra-Terrestrial – a Christmas gift that was played until the LP was worn out. His teenage years found him making films with friends and performing in bands – culminating in his first performance and a screening of his films, at age 17, at Kathleen Hanna’s Reko Muse gallery in Olympia WA. He later studied Hip Hop & Electronic Music Composition at The Evergreen State College and audio production under David Miles Huber and Scott Colburn at the University Of Washington. He has collaborated with many recording artists such as Mirah, Calvin Johnson, and Long Distance Poison. His 2011 remix of LAKE’s “Roger Miller” was awarded NPR song of the day. The music press has compared Shawn’s diverse offerings to artists ranging from Dan The Automator to film composer Alan Howarth . In 2013, with his partner Kimberly Henninger, Shawn formed Cathedral Sounds. Since then the duo have licensed material for advertisements, Non-Profits and written original score for feature films. Shawn lives in Portland Oregon and is a member of ASCAP & OMPA.

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