Emmett Van Slyke is a Composer,Sound Designer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Educator, Videographer and Photographer with an expertise in managing projects, budgets and talent from a multi-faceted perspective.
As a Composer Emmett has scored various feature length films and shorts including Ron Bonk’s grindhouse homage, She Kills and Empire State of Dead. Zach Ford’s, Girls Night Out and John Martoccia’s, Death of a Tree. His theatre compositions include, Reflecting Poe, The Crucible – for which he received a ACTF Kennedy Center Award, Telling The Truth, for The National Whistle Blowers Symposium, Wolfskinder and most recently Gemini Vanishing with Moveink at the Sargent Theatre in NYC. He has toured regionally and internationally as a multi-instrumentalist working with artists such as Jim Donovan of Rusted Root and The Kitchen Party. Emmett has opened for numerous national acts including R.E.O. Speedwagon. He has worked with Mike Stoller, Jerry Lieber and William Kotzwinkle,screen writer of ET. Emmett holds a Bachelor of Arts in music and Literature from SUNY at Oswego. In July of 2015 Emmett was the composer and live musician for a devised production of An Ideal Husband at Franklin Stage in Franklin, NY, directed by Lauren Unbekant. Most recently Emmett was the composer sound designer for Syracuse Stage and SU Drama’s fall touring production of Metamorphan as well as composing and performing live with Gams on the Lam in Rock, Paper, Sisters.