Makenna Bach is a composer for video games, podcasts and films.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, Bach is the composer behind the theme music for Jennifer Page and Maxwell Holechek’s “Odd Tonic,” a podcast that tells stories of the peculiar and paranormal. (Available on iTunes and Spotify.) Bach also composed electronic-synth music for the to-be-released indie video game “Orbitroids,” a space blaster game. (Trailer found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYbyviOkHzc)
In 2016, Bach composed a choral piece using texts from journalist Jon Krakauer’s nonfiction book, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.” Krakauer called the music “haunting and disturbing and beautiful.”
In 2018, the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra premiered her uptempo orchestral piece, “Chocolate,” to finish out one of its concerts.
Bach holds a master’s degree in film composition from the Seattle Film Institute, where she studied under Emmy-winning composer Hummie Mann. She also took courses from musicians Ryan Ike and Akash Thakkar. While at the institute, she wrote music for several short student films.
Before Seattle, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in music composition from the University of Oregon, where she also was a member of the Oregon Composers Forum.
Bach works as a staff teacher for cello and piano at the Oregon Music Academy and Rose City Music Academy in the Portland area. When she's not playing, writing, or teaching music, she enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and eating pizza with her orange tabby cat sleeping on her lap.
With her cello, Bilbo