Joe Kiely is a composer and sound designer, based out of London.
Prior to focussing on music and composition, Joe worked across production in the camera department, acting as cinematographer and editor for worldwide brands including Samsung, ALDI, and Chambord, filming and overseeing post-production for advertising campaigns, TV Idents, and online content.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Joe relocated to the UK in early 2016 to grow his production company, Tadpole Studios. He spent the next 2 years providing original music and sound design for CNN International's in-house advertising agency, Create, while still working across camera, editing and music.
These two years took Joe around the world, capturing tourism campaigns and branded content for countries including Costa Rica, Mauritius, Hungary, Abu Dhabi, China, and Kenya. Serving as both cinematographer and composer on these projects allowed Joe to create the audio-visual experience simultaneously, where both aspects of the project can build on each other, creating a story rather than complementing it.
It made perfect sense to transition into a music composition focussed career, and in late 2017, Joe began his studies at the Royal College of Music where he is currently completing his Masters of Music in Composition for the Screen as a scholar.
Joe filming spider monkeys for Costa Rica commercial
As an assistant/orchestrator/arranger, Joe has worked with British Composer Alex Baranowski on recent theatrical productions at London's Old Vic Theatre providing musical parts for the incidental music of Fanny and Alexander, 2018. More recently, Joe worked alongside Alex for the BBC's Rugby World Cup 2018 ident package. These tracks were recorded with some of London's top session players at Abbey Road Studio 1, with Sir John Tomlinson as a featured vocalist.
Joe works primarily in Cubase Pro 9.5, Pro Tools 12 and Sibelius Ultimate, and is also a frequent user of Logic Pro X.
Joe conducting his original score for mini science documentary Becoming in 2019