CHARLIE McCARRON lives and works as a freelance composer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His orchestral works often involve intricately woven melodies and rhythms, with the aim of giving each instrument a unique and fun role to play. As a musical storyteller and sonic experimenter, he has released a 3-disc concept album. From 2013 to 2017, he produced the podcast, Composer Quest, in which he challenged podcast listeners from around the world to complete composing “quests” and over 400 new pieces of music were written as a result. To foster community and commission new music, he co-created MNKINO Film Score Fest, an annual collaboration between filmmakers and composers.