NEW YORK CITY — Butter Music and Sound (www.gimmebutter.com) has added to its in-house creative team with the recent addition of executive creative directors Tim Kvasnosky (Los Angeles) and Aaron Kotler (New York). The newly-appointed ECDs will maintain creative oversight on all projects going through the Los Angeles and New York offices, managing workflow across staff and freelance talent, composing on a wide range of projects, and supporting and mentoring in-house talent and staff.
Photo (L-R): Kvasnosky and Aaron Kotler
Kvasnosky and Kotler both bring extensive experience as composers and musicians, with backgrounds crafting original music for commercials, film and television. They also maintain active careers in the entertainment and performance spaces.
Kvasnosky recently scored the feature film Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern, which sees its theatrical debut this month following a successful launch at the Toronto Film Festival. Kotler continues to perform and record regularly with groups such as the avant-garde big band The Awakening Orchestra, Ethel & the Chordtones, and Jeremy Bass. Both will work closely with New York-based CCO Andrew Sherman and managing director Ian Jeffreys, and Los Angeles-based EP Annick Mayer.
“It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to be a part of the dynamic creative community that Butter has built,” says Kvasnosky. “They have such an impressive powerhouse of talent and I’m looking forward to helping them continue to grow their Los Angeles presence.”
“After spending my whole career as a freelancer, it’s an incredible opportunity to synthesize all of those experiences, be a part of a team and really influence the big picture,” adds Kotler. “The team at Butter is so talented and truly has a family vibe, and I’m looking forward to a lot of exciting collaborations.”