Ken Myhr

Ken Myhr

Over the last 25 years Ken Myhr as written music for more than 100 award winning documentaries, dramatic series and feature films. He began his professional life as a session guitar player, arranger and producer in the burgeoning Toronto recording scene, contributing most notably to numerous Cowboy Junkies and Jane Siberry recordings. He’s performed on concert stages worldwide including at The Royal Albert Hall, Massey Hall, Radio City Music Hall and has played live on the David Letterman ShowThe Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
 
Since his migration to film in the early 90’s Ken's won an Emmy, a Golden Sheaf and has been honoured with 7 Gemini / CSA nominations for Best Score. In 2015 a film he scored about reknowed African film maker Ousmane Sembene garnered wide critical acclaim, screened at Cannes and Sundance and was short-listed for an Oscar. His feature film, "Herman’s House" won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Documentary. Vavoom feature "The League of Exotic Dancers" opened HotDocs with sold out houses and rave reviews. You can see his most recent film, "The Names on the Cup", narrated by Keifer Sutherland bound for theatrical release in early summer 2017. Always searching for the perfect sound Ken Myhr combines eastern and western musical techniques to underscore the story at hand.