Charlie Van Kirk riverCharlie Van Kirk is an audio engineer and composer based in Maine.  His work has won awards from Sundance, London International, Sound on Sound Magazine, the Association of Music Producers (AMP), Ciclope, Clio, One Show Interactive, and others. In 2020, he was nominated for an Emmy as part of ESPN’s audio team for the broadcast of the U.S. Open. His productions have been featured on Splice, ABC, Spotify’s Fresh Finds, The Guardian, WNYC, Brooklyn Vegan, The Drum and others. 

His work for advertising has appeared on content produced for Apple, BMW, Google, Facebook, Nike, The United Nations, National Geographic, Childline, Goodwill, KLM, Philips, Scotch & Soda, and many others. He has also contributed binaural recording and sound design for Virtual Reality projects commissioned by Mountain Dew and Patron.

Charlie Van Kirk Sampling
Charlie Van Kirk, Sampling
Charlie Van Kirk Iceland Geothermal square
Charlie Van Kirk, Iceland Geothermal square

In an ongoing attempt to answer what role sound plays in combating climate change, he has created music from environmental sources and found-sounds. He has made music from glaciers, geothermal energy sources, household objects and the sounds of bicycling across the USA, among many other sources.

Images copyright Charlie Van Kirk.