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Karl J. Mohr / Film Sound Editor / Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Karl Jürgensen Mohr
b. 1971 (Canadian)

Multibeat Music
P.O. Box 97032
RPO Roncesvalles
Toronto, ON M6R 3B3

Contact: gi [at] multibeat [dot] com

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Short Biography

  • Karl Mohr is a Canadian sound editor/designer for film, video and multimedia. He works extensively with digital audio manipulation via sampling, audio recycling, DJ processes and mastering tools - recording live performances of digitally-altered organic sound in sync with motion picture. His creative use of DSP, samplers and workstations has had a significant impact on his sound design for IMAX films. His innovative music marks him as a unique composer; it has received radio airplay on the CBC, ORF and around the world; his sound design and audio postproduction credits are extensive. He is currently studying performance on the Continuum Fingerboard musical instrument, designed by Lippold Haken.

Recent Work

  • 2011, summer, sound editing/design on Rocky Mountain Express IMAX.
  • 2010, film sound design on IMAX films: Born To Be Wild 3D, Legends of Flight, Hubble 3D, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D, Under the Sea 3D.
  • 2011, summer, mix/master Canada Council jazz demo for singer Sarah Jerrom.
  • 2011, summer, song placement in Ecstasy, sequel to Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting.
  • 2011, autumn, record/edit/mix/master on Brian Johnson song "I'm A Man".
  • 2010, summer, record/edit/mix/master on Dead Red Velvet "Full Moon Film" CD.

Past Career Highlights

  • 1996-2011, award-winning sound design on many IMAX films such as Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees, Nascar 3D, Bears, Gold Fever, Wolves, Wildfire: Feel the Heat, Cyberworld, Up Up and Away, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, Galapagos, Mark Twain's America, House Guests, Nutcracker, Mission to Mir, Cosmic City.
  • IMAX film production audio sleuthing using deep film math and databases for reconstructing sync sound on projects shot without timecode and/or slating.
  • sound editing/foley/composing/final mix on Monotonija, independent feature-length film produced by FaFilma, Latvia.
  • sound editing/mix on the films of Mara Ravins: Solace, Matin dans un fôret des pins.
  • sound editing for television series: The Future is Wild, Tom Stone, Ignition.
  • sound design for iPhone apps.
  • database design of film timecode calculators, EDL/offset operations, version control.
  • 2000-2003, composing music for corporate video (Wild Thing, Vienna, Austria).
  • record/edit/mix/master on Ruth Cassie "Ivan Blackbird's Story" CD.
  • Flash animation/programming on web trailer for Loreena McKennitt CD.
  • Flash animation/web programming, web site for Hawksley Workman.
  • 2005-2007, various web site projects, design/programming, in Huntsville region.


  • 2011, MPSE Golden Reel Awards: Nomination, Best Sound Editing: Special Venue: Under the Sea 3D.
  • 2010, Giant Screen Cinema Association: Nomination, Best Sound: Ultimate Wave 3D.
  • 2010, Giant Screen Cinema Association: Nomination, Best Sound: Hubble 3D.
  • 2010, International Wildlife Film Festival: Finalist, Honorable Mention Award for Sound Design: Under the Sea 3D.
  • 2009, Daytime Emmy: Nomination, Best Sound, Children's Series: The Future is Wild.
  • 2007, Moscow Film Festival: "Perspectives" Award, Best Film: Monotonija (sound mixer, audio postproduction).
  • 2005, Golden Reel Awards: Other Categories, Sound Editing in a Special Venue Film: NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (sound designer).
  • 2004, Giant Screen Theatre Association Film Achievement Awards, Best Sound 2004, NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (sound designer).
  • 1994, Istvan Award, Queen's University (for excellence in electroacoustic composition).
  • 1992, Canadian Student Showcase, Jean Oser Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking: with Chris Grismer for "Which Part Of No Do You Not Understand?"


  • Sound design apprenticeship with Peter Thillaye, Bruno Degazio, Yuri Gorbachow.
  • Intensive German course, Goethe Institut, Toronto. Completed 2000.
  • Master of Sound Recording (Qualifying Year), McGill U., Montréal. Completed 1995.
  • Bachelor of Music, Queen's University, Kingston. Completed 1994.
  • Studied composition with noteworthy composers: David Keane, Kristi Allik, John Burge, Clifford Crawley, Norman Sherman, Bruno Degazio. (1990-1994)
  • Summer Electronic Music Program, Queen's University, Kingston. Summer 1990.
  • Grade 8 Piano, Grade 2 Theory, Royal Conservatory of Music. Completed 1989.

Additional Details

  • References available upon request at the contact information above.




Previous sound editing work

Sound editing work from: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995

Jan 2003
Sound Designer: Produced Hawksley Workman drum sampling CD.

Jan 2003
Sound Editor: Archiving and databasing Hawksley Workman tape masters to digital format.

Apr 2002
Sound Editor: Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees IMAX

Nov 2001
Sound Editor: Tom Stone CBC television series

Aug 2001
Sound Designer: Lutz Austria internet quiz (agency: Worx New Media Life)

Apr 2001
Sound Editor: Bears IMAX

Feb 2001
Assistant ADR Editor: Ignition TV Series GFT/Redwood/Ignition Films

Aug 2000
Sound Editor: Cyberworld IMAX 3D

Jul 2000
Sound Editor: Up Up and Away IMAX (Demo)

Jan 2000
Sound Editor: Volcanoes IMAX (Demo)

Jun 1999
Sound Editor: Galapagos IMAX 3D

Jan 1999
Sound Editor: Cyberworld IMAX 3D (Wireframe Films Demo)

Nov 1998
Assistant Sound Editor: Gold Fever IMAX
Assistant Sound Editor: Wolves IMAX
Assistant Film Editor: Omnimax Dome IMAX 3D Film Test

Oct 1998
Assistant ADR Editor: Nightworld Series (Alliance/Atlantis)

Apr 1998
Sound Editor: Wildfire: Feel the Heat IMAX

Jan 1998
Assistant Sound Editor: Mark Twain's America IMAX 3D
Sound Effects Editor/Composer: Quaker State TV Ad (Flashcut)

Sep 1997
Assistant Sound Editor: Nutcracker IMAX

Aug 1997
Assistant Sound Editor: Mark Twain, Wildfire, Rodeo IMAX Demos

Jul 1997
Sound Effects Editor/Composer: My Canada (Immersion Studios)

Jun 1997
Sound Effects Editor: Matin dans un fôret des pins (Barracuda Films)

May 1997
Audio Conform: Staged (Nemesis Productions, City-TV, A&E)

Oct 1996
Audio Coordinator/Assistant Sound Editor: Mission to Mir IMAX

Aug 1996
Assistant Sound Effects Editor: Mark Twain, House Guests IMAX Demos

Jul 1996
Studio Engineer: Oz Productions, Toronto

Jun 1996
Sound Design: Lighthouse CD-ROM (Face to Face)

Apr 1996
Sound Design: MyCity CD-ROM (I Choose Me)

Mar 1996
Assistant Sound Effects Editor: Cosmic City IMAX

Feb 1996
Assistant to ADR Editor: Kids in the Hall - Brain Candy (Alliance)

Jan 1996
Studio Assistant/Project Promoter: Degazio Sound Design, Toronto

Jul 1995
Engineer/In-House Composer: Studio Belle Image, Laval, Québec

May 1995
Digital Audio Editor: Silent Sound Studio, Montréal, Québec

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Music composed for film, video, theatre and multimedia

Film, video, theatre and multimedia compositions from:
2002 - 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 and earlier

Oct 2002
Composed music for A1 Partner Highlight 2002 corporate event video (Wild Thing Productions).

Oct 2002
Composed music for A1 Akademie corporate video (Wild Thing Productions).

Sep 2002
Composed music for Gulet Travel Austria presentation video featuring Microman from Ö3 radio (Wild Thing Productions).

Aug 2002
Composed music for Niederösterreich Preis für Kultur und Wissenschaft presentation video (Wild Thing Productions).

Jun 2002
Composed music, sound effects and Flash programming for Caritas Dioezese Linz Waermestube Stadtpiloten website for Caritas Oberoesterreich. (Collaboration with Patricia Futterer.)

Jun 2002
Composed music and sound design for Pro-Advertising TaxiLight multimedia video (Wild Thing Productions).

Jun 2001
Composed music for Telering Austria promotional banner ad, pitched by Worx New Media Life.

Jun 2001
Composed music, sound effects editing for Bene Austria internet game, pitched by Diamond Dogs.

Dec 2000
Composed Christmas music for KPNQwest Austria Weihnachtskalender Flash application (follow the Portfolio through to the calendar), sub-contracted by WORX New Media Life.

Jan 1998
Composed original soundtrack for Standard Deviation, a feature film by Sam K. Lee.

Jul 1997
Composed original soundtrack material for Matin dans un fôret des pins, a two-hour documentary film about Latvian culture by Mara Ravins and Janis Kalejs, featured in international festivals.

Feb 1996
Composed main title for The Blue Hermaphrodite, a television series exploring sex, sexuality and gender in pop culture (six thirty-minute episodes).

Nov 1995
Composed original music for Mute, an independent feature film by Sam K. Lee.

Apr 1994
Composed two 45 second interludes for Longshots, a documentary produced by Maximage and aired on CBC Newsworld.

Mar 1994
Composed original music and edited audio for Speaking in Tongues, a play by Mike Thibault presented by La Bouche Theatre Company.

Feb 1994
Produced/engineered music for The Onionskin, a dramatic production featured in Direct From Kingston, a festival of independent theatre.

Jan 1994
Composed soundtrack for Chasing the Sun, a film charting the success of the Queen's Solar Car 1993 and geared towards the promotion of women in engineering.

Nov 1993
Composed soundtrack for Hamlet, a dramatic production presented by Queen's Drama Department.

Aug 1993
Sound design for The Crackwalker, a professional dramatic production staged at The Grand Theatre, Kingston.

Apr 1993
Composed soundtrack for Writing on the Wall, a student film about graffiti culture.

Feb 1993
Musical segments from Foment (see August 1992) featured in Savage/Love a dramatic production written by Joseph Chaikin/Sam Shepard and directed by Kevin Fraser.
Composed soundtrack segment for Purple Jesus, a Queen's University-funded production promoting alcohol awareness among first-year students.

Dec 1992
Composed soundtrack for and directed Halloween, a student video co-produced with Tom Costain dealing with campus hedonism.

Aug 1992
Composed soundtrack for Foment, the world premier of a play by James Purdy, presented by Threshold theatre at the Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston and at the Annex Theatre, Toronto.

Mar 1992
Composed soundtrack for Our Back Yard, a film about Kingston's garbage crisis.

Feb 1992
Threshold theatre restaged Beautiful Losers at the Theatre Centre, Toronto (see August 1991) using previous soundtrack.

Dec 1991
Composed soundtrack for Dreams and Reminiscence, an experimental video.
Co-filmmaker and soundtrack composer for Which Part Of No Do You Not Understand? a student video addressing the problem of campus date rape.

Aug 1991
Composed soundtrack for dramatic production of Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers, presented by Threshold theatre, Kingston.

Apr 1991
Composed soundtrack for Holding the Pieces, a dramatic production presented by Threshold theatre.

Feb 1991
Composed soundtrack for Rites of Passage, a controversial student video examining Queen's University's orientation practices.

Nov 1989
Composed soundtrack for Tip of the Iceberg, a student video about family violence.

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