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Composer Daniel Alcheh works to create unique and powerful film scores, concert music, and other auditory experiences.

With his fusion of contemporary and classical, instrumental and computer music, he is in the vanguard of composers for screen, stage and interactive media.

Browse this website to learn more about him and his music.

News and Updates:

July 2012
Live orchestra score for Memories of Beijing

Daniel has just returned from China after scoring and conducting the live orchestra session for the feature documentary Memories of Beijing, which he score with composer Deddy Tzur. Check out some audio and video clips on the AudioClips page, and watch Daniel conducting in the recording sessions in Beijing HERE.

June 2012
Recent interviews on camera and in print

Daniel has been interviewed extensively in the last month about his recent work. Here are a few selected links: With Tamara Conniff and Jonathan McHugh on The Weekly Comet; With Andrew Alderete on FilmTracks; With Will Engel The Los Angeles Music Examiner; NY Film Music Examiner;

May 2012
New Septet premiers in Swiss Concerti In San Martino Festival

The new commissioned Septet, for violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon, the second of Daniel's concert festival premiers, took place on the 13th in Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland. The fine performance by the renowned Swiss players, with Daniel present in the hall, received long standing ovations. You can watch and listen to the second movement HERE

April 2012
Son of the Stars Wins China awards

While The Trouble with Bliss continues to open in theaters across the country, Son of the Stars just won the Best Actress Award and the Special Award of Humanity at the 19th Beijing Youth Film Festival. Just a few days later the film screened at the Newport Beach International Film Festival to high acclaim, and a Q&A with the composers took place after the screening.

April 2012
Interviews and reviews for The Trouble with Bliss soundtrack

Among the many video, radio and magazine interviews and reviews for Daniel's recent Sony Classical release was the live segment on The Daily Comet with Tamara Conniff (former editor-in-chief of Billboard Magazine) and music supervisor Jonathan McHugh. You can see a part of the interview HERE, where Daniel played the theme from the soundtrack live.

April 2012
Swiss concert premiers in the Concerti In San Martino Festival

The Etude, for violin and cello, the first of two of Daniel's concert festival premiers, took place today in Ronco sopra Ascona, Switzerland. The performance in the festival's opening concert was executed with Swiss precision. The second premiere, of Daniel's new Septet will be performed in the closing concert, on May 13th.

April 2012
Son of the Stars International screenings

After two wonderful festival screenings in Bejing and Shanghai, Son of the Stars is an official selection at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival and will screen on May 1st, 8pm at the Triangle Square cinemas.

March 2012
OUT TODAY: The Trouble with Bliss soundtrack

In tandem with the theatrical release of the film, Sony Classical released today Daniel's score to the award-winning romantic comedy The Trouble with Bliss. You can purchase the soundtrack, which contains some extra materials (songs featuring famed Greek artists) and a digital booklet on all major digital retailers and on iTunes.

March 2012
The Trouble With Bliss theatrical release

The Trouble With Bliss opened in New York last week, and is premiering in Los Angeles this week. Visit the theater's website to purchase your ticket!

February 2012
Daniel's score named "The Discovery of 2011"

In their film score year-in-review, Steven A. Kennedy, on the site American Music Preservation wrote that Daniel's score to The Man Who Collected Food is "the new discovery for 2011, and later notes it as an honorable mention. Read it HERE (scroll down half way down the page).

January 2012
Daniel's score one of top 10 Film Scores of 2011

Respected entertainment industry insider site Aint It Cool News.com has selected Daniel's score to the horror-comedy feature The Man Who Collected Food (Screamworks Records) as one of its Top 10 Film Scores of 2011, listed beside Hans Zimmer's score to Rango, Michael Giacchino's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Super 8, Howard Shore's Hugo, John Williams' The Adventures of TinTin and Alan Silvestri's Captain America: The First Avenger. Read the glowing review HERE.

November 2011
Together in Guangzhou wins FICTS Festival in Milan, Italy

We're thrilled to announce that the feature documentary "Together in Guangzhuo", the offical Guangzhou 2010 Asian Olympics film that we scored in August, just won the Honorary Garland as well as the prestigious Candido Cannavo award at the 2011 FICTS film festival in Milan, Italy.

November 2011
Son of Stars screens at the Chinese American Film Festival

Director Michelle Chen wins the Golden Angel Award for Best New Filmmaker at the 2011 Chinese American Film Festival in Los Angeles.

October 2011
East Fifth Bliss to open Naples International Film Festival

Join us for a red carpet gala event and an opening night screening of East Fifth Bliss at the Naples Philharmonic Center For The Arts, a 1425-seat venue in Naples, Florida - November 3rd, with the red carpet unrolled at 5:30, the film presentation at 7, and the Opening Night Party to follow.

October 2011
Together in Guangzhou to open the International FICTS festival, Milan, Italy

The world premiere of the official documentary about the 16th Asian Olympic Games 2010, Together in Guangzhou, will take place on October 28th at the Auditurium Gaber in the Pirelli Tower, Milano, Italy, as part of the 29th International FICTS festival 2011. The filmmakers and the composer will be in attendance, as well as many other honorable guests.

October 2011
East Fifth Bliss wins Best Feature

East Fifth Bliss just won the Best Narrative Feature award at the San Diego Film Festival. Missed these screenings? Visit these - BendFilm Fest, Bend, OR - Friday, October 7th, 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 8th, 8:30 PM and Sunday, October 9th, 1:00 PM; Black Bear Film Festival, Milford, PA -- Saturday, October 15th, 6:00 PM

September 2011
East Fifth Bliss in a film festival near you

East Fifth Bliss is gearing up for its 2012 theatrical release with a long list of film festival screening across the country: Santa Rosa International Film Festival, Sonoma CA - Saturday September 17, 4PM and Sunday, September 18th, 8:30 PM. Director Michael Knowles will be in attendance for Q&A. Twin Cities Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN - Wednesday, September 21st, 7:30 PM. Director Michael Knowles will be in attendance for Q&A. Port Townsend Film Festival, Port Townsend, WA -- Saturday, September 24th, 12:30 PM. Producer John Will will be in attendance for Q&A. Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY -- Saturday, September 24th, 11:30 AM and Sunday, September 25th, 3:15 PM. Director Michael Knowles, producer John Ramos, and author Douglas Light will be in attendance for Q&A. San Diego Film Festival, San Diego, CA -- Saturday, October 1st, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, October 2nd, 1 PM. Director Michael Knowles, Producer John Ramos, and actor Brad William Henke will be in attendance for Q&A.

August 2011
Live orchestra score for Pan-Asian Olympics feature documentary

Daniel, together with composer Deddy Tzur, will be scoring Together in Guangzhou, the official Chinese documentary feature about the 2010 pan-asian olympic games. The orchestral score will be recorded with the Prague Symphony. The score will be mixed by Elliot Hunt in our Boulder facility in September. Check out for audio and video clips on the AudioClips page.

June 2011
Pacific Northwest premieres of East Fifth Bliss

East Fifth Bliss will be screening in 2 upcoming film festivals: at the Port Townsend Film Festival in Port Townsend, Washington on Saturday, September 24th, for a special Sneak Preview in advance of the film's theatrical run in 2012; and at the BendFilm Festival in Bend, Oregon in October. More info will follow.

June 2011
Glowing reviews for The Man Who Collected Food score CD

Many great reviews of the score CD of The Man Who Collected Food are popping up. The most glowing review comes from Film Score Monthly's Steven Kennedy, this week. Read it HERE. or view it in the magazine HERE. Quick reminder - you can purchase the physical CD, which contains liner notes, film stills and more on the Screen Archives site, or download it digitally on iTunes and all other major online music retailers.

July 2011
Alcheh&Hunt's Chicago relocates to Boulder, CO

We're excited to announce that our world-class music house catering the advertising and film communities is relocating from Chicago to Boulder, Colorado. We will seamlessly continue to offer world-class surround music and sound-mixing, and a slew of other great services that were in the works. Please contact us for more information

June 2011
OUT TODAY: The Man Who Collected Food score

In tandem with the release of the DVD, MovieScore Media released today Daniel's score to the award-winning horror-comedy The Man Who Collected Food, on their ScreamWorks label. You can purchase the physical CD, which contains liner notes, film stills and more on the Screen Archives site, or download it digitally on iTunes and all other major online music retailers.

May 2011
Daniel joins composer Deddy Tzur and complete scoring of Son Of Stars

Scoring has just been completed on the Chinese feature film Son Of Stars, heading for it's international festival run and Chinese theater release. The beautifully shot, highly emotional drama takes place in China but is complemented by the composers' western sensibility and hollywood sound.

May 2011
Daniel named Composer In Residence in 2012 European music festival

Daniel was appointed "composer in residence" in a yearly chamber music festival in Ronco sopra Ascona, located on Lago Maggiore, in the Italian part of Switzerland. He will have a piece in the opening concert and a new commissioned piece on the program of the closing concert, together with the Beethoven septet op. 20.

April 2011
The second season of Svetlana kicks off on HDNet

Don't miss the second season of Svetlana which starts airing at the end of the month.Watch a featurette about the new season on the show's site and check out the schedule HERE

March 2011
East Fifth Bliss to open Newport Beach Film Festival

The World Premiere of East Fifth Bliss will take place on April 28th at the Newport Beach Film Festival, with an opening night Gala presented by Esquire Magazine. The film was chosen to headline the festival out of 340 participating films from all over the world. Michael C. Hall, Peter Fonda and writer/director Michael Knowles along with many other crew members will be in attendance for the screening and a Q&A after the film. Click here to join us!

February 2011
Wrapping up another season of Svetlana

This is the last week of scoring the second season of the raunchiest show on TV, Svetlana. Look for airing times on the HDNet website and with your cable provider.

December 2010
Happy New Year with the CMA orchestra sessions

This holiday season we were hard at work on 10 minutes of live orchestra cues for Creative Music Assets, the latest in high-end music libraries. Daniel wrote and orchestrated some suspense, sci-fi, drama and epic music that will be mixed in January. We'll be able to share some of the track on the AudioClips page, so check in soon!

November 2010
Our Miami 24/7 trailer takes AFM by storm

The last minute scoring and sound design of the new helicopter-news-team action series Miami 24/7 which we handled beginning to end over a weekend, scored big at the AFM. Watch it HERE and read the all the juicy details HERE.

October 2010
TMWCF wins best feature and best actor, twice

The horror feature The Man Who Collected Food which Daniel scored last year just won Best Feature Film and Best Actor at the Chicago Horror Film Festival AND the Eerie Horror Film Festival. This weekend (Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 PM) the film will screen at the Sacremento Horror Film Festival at the Historic Colonial Theatre. More awards? HERE's a reminder of the creepy score. You can find more music from the film on the AudioClips page.

October 2010
United Way spot wins international honors

We are excited to announce that the UNITED WAY long spot we scored earlier this year has been selected by the jury of the 2010 INTERCOM competition to receive its highest honor, the Gold Hugo. It will screen as part of the Chicago International Film Festival's Best of INTERCOM presentation, at 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 20th at AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois St. in downtown Chicago. Watch the spot again, HERE.

September 2010
Second season of Svetlana announced

The second season of the outrageous HDNet show, Svetlana, is scheduled to start shooting in October. Check out the show times HERE.

August 2010
Featured on KCRW's Chris Douridas show

We were thrilled to learn that the track "Bubblewrap," from the score to Svetlana, was featured on this week's Chris Douridas show. You can listen to the show every week, HERE.

July 2010
Scoring East Fifth Bliss

Daniel is in the midst of scoring East Fifth Bliss, the new indie comedy starring Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill, Charlie's Angels), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider) and Brie Larson (United States of Tara, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Scoring is scheduled to be completed by the end of August. In the meantime, you can visit the film's website HERE.

May 2010
Alcheh & Hunt score United Way's 2010 campaign

Composers Daniel Alcheh and Elliot Hunt illuminate United Way's mission with an evocative musical score. Shot on location throughout the Chicago metro area, the spot features the famed voice over artist, Pete Stacker. The beautiful, long-format B&W piece was unveiled last week at United Way's yearly gala. Watch it HERE.

May 2010
Svetlana premieres on HDNet

Composers Daniel Alcheh and Deddy Tzur have completed scoring the first season of Svetlana. The series premieres May 27th at 10:30PM with an amazing cast of guest stars. Check the schedule on HDNet's website, and watch the new promo HERE.

March 2010
Fine Living Network's UK channel rebranded by KeyChain Music

KeyChain Music has completed the music rebranding FLN UK channels from broadcast network ChelloZone. All spots employ a loungy, sophisticated sound that includes live strings we recorded at Entourage Studios in Hollywood. Click HERE for a tasting.

February 2010
Six more Svetlana episodes shooting!

The second half of the first season of HDNet's new comedy series, Svetlana, is shooting in LA. Scoring will start in March. Hold on - it is bawdy and improper than ever...

November 2009
3 CBS UK channels rebranded by KeyChain Music

KeyChain Music has completed all sound and music rebranding of three new CBS channels on the UK broadcast network ChelloZone. The channels are CBS Action, CBS Drama and CBS Reality.

September 2009
Svetlana to air on HDnet

The first six episodes of Svetlana, the new HDnet comedy series from UK Stage Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Iris Bahr (DAI), will be complete by October.

August 2009
Daniel to score East Fifth Bliss

The comedy, directed by Michael Knowles, stars Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter) and other familiar faces. Shooting will begin in October on New York's lower east side. Hall will play a 35-year-old whose static life comically unravels when he embarks on an awkward relationship with the 18-year-old daughter of a former high school classmate. Knowles adapted the script with Douglas Light from Light's novel of the same title, which received the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction.

August 2009
Scoring After Lilly

Recording and mixing of the score to the short film After Lilly is complete. The film, based on a story by novelist Douglas Light, was directed by Michael Knowles and shot in NYC on the RED camera and stars Michael Mosley (The Proposal). The score features The Lyris Quartet. Look for audio and video clips on the AudioClips page.

July 2009
New PBS Travel Show Opening

The opening sequence to the successful PBS travel show, Passport To Adventure, is being revamped, and Daniel is providing the new score. The show will air this summer with new episodes and a fresh look.

July 2009
New Feature Documentary Score

Daniel joins score composer Deddy Tzur to complete Houston, We Have A Problem, from director Nicole Torre. The feature documentary presents an insider view of energy from the Texas oil fields. It describes the struggle to feed America's ferocious oil appetite, and why Houston believes we must go "green" for a secure domestic energy future. Score production was done at KeyChain Music.

June 2009
Soundtrack CD Completed

Matthew Roth's horror comedy is in the final stages of post production. The score, featuring The Lyris Quartet and other brilliant performers, is complete and being mastered. Click HERE to listen to the cue "Last Food Convention."

June 2009
Score for Taktung

The score to the experimental short Taktung, from German directors Alex Seuz and Robert Neuber, has just been completed.

March 2009
Cubicle Flood ambient score

Daniel is completing an ambient multimedia scoring project. Cubicle Flood, from Idle Time Software creator Cathy Davies, is a unique "Disaster Visualization Software" for Mac or Windows.

February 2009
Daniel to score new horror comedy feature

Daniel will score director Matthew Roth's new film. The unconventional score will be completed in May. Stay tuned for some video and audio clips on the AudioClips page and for the soundtrack CD to be released in the summer.

January 2009
Scoring the action thriller Nowhere To Hide

Daniel joins Hollywood composer Deddy Tzur to score director John Murlowski's action thriller Nowhere To Hide, starring familiar faces such as Meredith Monroe, Brian Dietzen, Brian Krause, Lochlyn Munro and Michael Badalucco. You can watch some movie clips from the film on the AudioClips page.

December 2008
Wrapping up the year with Warner Brothers

We were hard at work writing and recording for one of Warner Brothers' libraries. The session players were magnificent and the results couldn't have made us happier this holiday season. If you'd like to have a listen, HERE is our holiday gift. Happy New Year! May this year bring more wonderful collaborations and music.

September 2008
KeyChain Music's studio is moving to Hollywood!

The main studio of KeyChain Music will be relocating to Los Angeles. This was a natural step in our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our film, TV, game and advertising clients. Our ancillary location in New York is still active and robust.

August 2008
KeyChain Music producing tracks for national ad campaigns

The team at KeyChain Music is hard at work scoring several major national ad campaigns. The ads are scheduled to air in the fall.

July 2008
Leave You In Me Original Soundtrack available soon

Daniel's suite from the score to Dutch Doscher's film Leave You In Me will soon be available for digital download on iTunes and at all major online music stores. Physical CDs will be available for purchase through CDBaby.

May 2008
String arrangements for new EP

Daniel is completing a few string arrangements for the Canadian-US-Israeli production of singer-songwriter Emanuel Neuman's new EP. When final mixes are done we will update you on the release.

March 2008
American Dream - one more festival announced!

American Dream is an official selection of the 17th Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson, that will take place in mid April.

March 2008
Leave You In Me - More awards, Festivals and Events

Leave You In Me has won Best Actor at the SOYS Film Festival in California. Next, it is heading to the Method Film Festival. Don't miss the next screening and Q&A with director Dutch Doscher, at the Avon Theater Film Center in Stamford, CT.

March 2008
American Dream - Another festival announced

American Dream is an official selection in the 11th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. The full feature screenplay is almost complete and production is scheduled for this year.

February 2008
Leave You In Me Festival Nominations

We were just notifed that Leave You In Me, directed by Dutch Doscher, is heading for the Los Angeles shorts film festival "Show Off Your Shorts." We are nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress! Check it out at www.soysfilmfest.com.

January 2008
American Dream - Now out in festivals!

After its debut in the Santa Fe Film Festival, American Dream, directed by James Bustamante, written by Raquel Troyce and produced by Michael L. Miller, hits the Sedona International Film Festival and the White Sands International Film Festival, then heads for The Cleveland International Film Festival and the Sacramento International Film Festival. Daniel is adding a few last touches to the score. New Mexico seems to be bustling with film action! Check out the New Mexico Filmmakers Intensive at the College of Santa Fe.

November 2007
Largo for String Orchestra

A large piece for string orchestra, Largo For Strings, is scheduled to be completed by the end of December. Orchestras interested in performing the 12-minute work will be able to receive the score and parts from the composer or the publisher.

November 2007
Daniel to score a new comic short

The short film John Doe, written by the brilliant film-making duo of Douglas McIntosh and Jordan Maltby, will be scored in the next few weeks. And no, we can't tell you what it is about...but stay tuned for the deleted scenes.

October 2007
3 Chamber Dances, completed

Daniel has just completed 3 Chamber Dances, a piece for string section, piano and harpsichord (non obligato). There is already talk about performances in Europe and the US, so updates will be posted.

September 2007
Acting 101, In Port Townsend Film Festival

Director Michael Knowles will be taking our film Acting 101 to the Port Townsend Film Festival in Washington state after recently "starring" at the Back Alley Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona. Stay tuned for more!

September 2007
KeyChain Music's studio makeover!

A major upgrade to the production room at KeyChain Music has been completed this past weekend. Come visit us so you can enjoy the new, amazing workspace we created (and don't forget to bring your scoring, editing, mixing and sound design work with you!)

September 2007
Leave You In Me, In LA

Director Dutch Doscher and the film Leave You In Me are back from the LA ShortsFest film festival, bringing with them rave reviews.

July 2007
New Video Clips on Website

Two new video clips from Acting 101, the comic short from 7A productions and Leave You In Me, the drama from Innervisions Media, are now viewable on the AudioClips page, under the Dramatic & Comic category. The "Final Bath Scene" and "Not One Blink"Just click the yellow Movie link and wait for the high-res video to load!

May 2007
Daniel Designs Success

Daniel is to create fresh music and sound design for international corporate branding company Design:Success, whose main offices are in Copenhagen, Denmark.

March 2007
Breaking All Records stunt documentary is complete

The hour-long documentary Breaking All Records, directed by Chris Vallone, is a look into the training and competitions of leading martial arts crew "Team Bergamo".

January 2007
Leave You In Me is out to festivals

The short film Leave You In Me, directed by Dutch Doscher, is hitting festivals nationwide.

November 2006
Daniel to score Harlem Moon

The short film Harlem Moon, directed by Darralynn Hutson-Bryant, is based on the story A Good Job Done by Langson Hughes. Shooting will begin this month in NYC.

October 2006
Argo wins more festival honors

The short film Argo, from directors Jordan Bayne and Michael Knowles, was voted "Best Short In Town" by the audience at last week's Tacoma Film Festival and given two more special screenings. ARGO is gearing up for more festivals and screenings.

September 2006
Two films scores near completion

Leave You in Me, a film from director Dutch Doscher, will be completed in October. Next, Daniel is gearing up to complete the long-awaited documentary from Pacific Street Films about NY painter Alfred Levit, a film that was shot for almost a decade.

August 2006
Argo premieres at the Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival

Argo, a film by Jordan Bayne and Michael Knowles and staring Jordana Spiro and Marcus Chait, will receive it's world premiere at the Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival. Daniel was responsible for the sound design and mix. August 12th, 8:45 pm at the First Congregational Church, Sonoma, California.

August 2006
The Situation wins the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Fest

The Situation, the new film from director Johnathan Tucker, that featured daniel's music, won both Best Feature and The Audience Choice Award for a Feature at The Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival. Congrats!

July 2006
Daniel to score Leave You in Me, a film by Dutch Doscher

Take Me Off, a new film from director Dutch Doscher, will be scored in July. With its stunning visuals shot in high definition B&W, a gripping story and brave acting performances, this film is sure to make headlines

June 2006
Scoring of Acting 101 has begun

Acting 101, an exciting new short from director Michael Knowles and 7A Productions, is currently being scored, and will be out in festivals this summer

May 2006
Slough Poem 1, offical selection of the 2006 Brooklyn Film Festival

Slough Poem 1, a short from director Anders Bramsen, with music and sound design by Daniel, is an offical selection of the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival

April 2006
A Pacific Street Films series for Citigroup

Daniel will be joining forces with Pacific Street Films once again, and will score a 5 part financial literacy series, Financing Your Future, for Citigroup.

March 2006
BET Music Makers lecture and screening tour kickoff

Following the successful second season of BET networks' The Music Makers series, Daniel will be appearing at colleges around the country to speak about his role writing the original score for the Music Makers series.

March 2006
Daniel starts second scoring collaboration for National Geographic

After completing work on The Madness of Henry VIII, Daniel is set to begin contributing additional score to another National Geographic Channel epic docudrama about Napoleon Bonaparte.

Feb 2006
The Music Makers goes international

BET's Music Makers series have commenced negotiations on the international distribution and broadcast of the first eight episodes. The show will air in Japan, New Zealand and Poland--more countries to come

Feb 2006
The History Channel's American Revolution begins

Daniel starts contributing additional music score to a 17-hour epic series about The American Revolution, and its significance as the first real world war.

Feb 2006
PBS Political Documentary announced

Daniel is co-scoring the upcoming PBS doc, Granny D Goes to Washington. The film tells the inspiring story of 90-year-old "Granny D" Haddock, a political activist who walked across the United States for one full year in her incredible, and ultimately victorious, fight for campaign finance reform.


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