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About

Morgan Kibby’s music spans many genres.  A classical pianist, cellist and vocalist, Kibby grew up studying privately, performing in the chorus of the San Francisco Opera House as well as the Marin Theater Company, and soloing with orchestra in Lima, Peru as part of a youth exchange program at age 11.  

After attending the Lycée Français, a gap year post-high school turned into a 7 year journey as a member of M83, during which Kibby was a writer, keyboard player and vocalist on two M83 albums and tour cycles (Saturdays=Youth & “Hurry Up We’re Dreaming”).  The culmination of this partnership was her first platinum single with “Midnight City”, a Grammy nomination and headlining the Hollywood Bowl.

As a writer, producer and performer, Kibby has, among many other endeavors, gone on to co-write with Panic! at the Disco on their platinum and Grammy nominated 2016 album “Death of a Bachelor”, release solo material under the moniker White Sea, remix over 20 tracks from Britney Spears to Jose Gonzalez and sing on trailers for “Harry Potter” and “Lady In the Water”.  She has been described byRolling Stone as "epic and ardent," while LA Weekly coined her "LA's renaissance woman of pop.”

In 2015 however, Kibby re-focused on projects outside of traditional pop recording.  In 2015 she scored the critically acclaimed French film "Bang Gang”, which premiered to high praise in the new Platform competition series at Toronto International Film Festival and the British Film Institute in London.  Bang Gang went on to win the Jury Prize, Youth Prize and Best Original Score Award at Les Arcs European Film Festival in France in December 2015.  

2016 saw Kibby collaborating with chef Craig Thornton of Wolvesmouth on his most recent Lucy Walker directed documentary for The New Yorker on Amazon, and contributing score and sound design to his newest art installation which opened in March at MOCA in Los Angeles.  Kibby was shortly after selected as a 2016 Sundance Composer Lab fellow, spending two weeks at the iconic Skywalker Sound in Marin County.  

2017 marks White Sea’s first foray into T.V., scoring “2 Sentence Horror Story”, a new series set to premiere on Warner Brothers’ new digital platform, as well as the documentary series “Finding Genius” on National Geographic.  She has contributed vocal production to David Campbell’s most recent score for “Finding Fellini”, just wrapped the upcoming documentary “Interior Motives”, and is preparing for three narrative features slated for 2018 releases: “The Amaranth”, Eva Husson’s , “Girls of the Sun”, and "Spell". Additionally, Kibby has just wrapped the next film by Oscar nominated director David Darg, "Fear Us Women", set for release August 2017.