Music Scoring News and Pop Culture Thoughts from Composer Hans Karl at Liquid Years Music:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Yesterday, Sunday November 18th, I attended the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank for the first time. I was impressed with the show, and saw many old friends and made new ones there. If you've never been to CTNX, check it out here:
I'll be going back next year for sure.


I got to attend the 'Wreck-It-Ralph' crew signing at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra on Friday, 
November 9th.  A really great experience! In particular, I think Art Director Mike Gabriel did such an amazing job in overseeing and designing the look of the world of this incredible cartoon. Go see 'Wreck-It-Ralph' when you can. Event info here: 

Support Disney and their wonderful company/creators by seeing 'Wreck-It-Ralph.' Showtimes here:

Here's the nice looking poster from the film, which I picked up at the show. I love it: 
After the W.I.T. signing, there was a very cool art show opening called 'Legendary Beauties,' showcasing the work of artists Brittney Lee and Lorelay Bove. I enjoyed many of the pieces in this show. This show is still ongoing, but only for another 13 days. Check it out here:


It's been LONG. Much too long since I updated my News Blogspot. I am going to make a concerted effort to be here more frequently. Hope all of you are great!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hey everyone!
Hope all of you are great.
My film music compilation CD called 'Themes For Scenes - Volume 1' is now available! This is a collection of music I've composed mostly for documentary, as well as, some animation and film trailer work.
You can hear tracks from the album now at:

The album is also available to purchase in CD form at HK Music on the SHOP PAGE:

Thanks everyone,


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mindstyle does Dink Vinyl toys by MISS MINDY!

"DINK" Vinyl toy from MINDSTYLE TOYS-accompanied by Hans Karl's music from the CD album SHAGXOTICA!

When I attended San Diego Comic-Con 2008 a few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Miss Mindy (Allen) and her sister C.J. Metzger. They are both incredible artists and illustrators. CJ (or Candace) is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer whose creations blend surreal and whimsical imagery. Along with her sister Miss Mindy, they designs toys for MINDSTYLE, and also publish their own books for BabyTattoo books. Miss Mindy's designs for her "DINK" toy that showed at San Diego are quite the little "stylish" wonders as well!

Furthermore, Miss Mindy made a Comic-Con 2008 video for the "DINK" toy. The video is accompanied by the track I composed for my SHAGXOTICA! CD called "The Uninvited Guests." This is a fun little visual extravaganza into the heart of Comic-Con. "DINK" is pretty cute..hehe...Check it out up top!
Over and out from Hans and Dink at Comic-Con......

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Original score music for demo Episode #1 of 'THE HYRDE' cartoon!

In January, I scored the demo episode #1 of 'The Hyrde' cartoon, which is now complete and ready for viewing here at Newgrounds: The animation for this series is TOP NOTCH! Featuring the voice talents of Phillip Banks (as Inspector Spectre-, D.B. Cooper (as Ghoul Gal- and Rob Feldman (as Zombor), the first episode juxtaposes the dark menace of an evil threat against the calculated, action-packed and often light humor of the main characters. All in all, this series is a real treat. To learn more about 'The Hyrde' and the story, please visit director Rob Feldman's wonderful creation at:
I will have updates on the progress of this cartoon as more info becomes available. Hopefully we will have more streaming links in the near future so that you folks might be able to view future episodes as they are completed.