Western New York native, Seth Stachowski, has completed the epic score for Nicholas of Myra: The Story of Saint Nicholas. He began scoring it while production was still in its very early stages. After reading the screenplay, the talented composer was able to write and record over two-hundred minutes of music without seeing a single frame of footage. His sweeping and enchanting themes expertly blend the sound of ancient instruments with the familiarity of classic orchestral cues. From the opening credits on, Stachowski has given the music a power and grace that immediately suggests to the audience there is more to the story of ole' St. Nick than they ever knew. The emotion the score elicits is certain to resonate with audiences around the world. No matter what the translation of dialogue, Stachowski's music will help evoke a magical experience in any language. After listening to Seth's work for the first time, Director Gerald Hartke expressed his gratitude, stating, "I'm so proud to know this will be the movie's soundtrack."
Stachowski has since taken on a new position as the Band Leader and Music Director for several Cirque du Soleil shows. Seth is currently serving as Music Director and multi-instrumentalist on Broadway for Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR, for which he also contributed additional music, arrangements and orchestrations. Other work for Cirque du Soleil include One Night for One Drop, IRIS, Zarkana and Kooza, as well as music for Les 7 doigts de la main, TRACES and Sequence 8. Numerous individual acts he has worked on include: Gasya Akhmetova-Atherton, Anthony Gatto, Duo XY and Duo Ignite for an appearance on America's Got Talent. Seth has also contributed original music to over 60 television shows. In 2013 he founded Reality Tune LLC, a production music company focused on the creation of high-end custom music for film and television.