composer & record producer
Charles enjoys the creative process above all else. He believes in experimentation, and in collaboration with directors and artists . Whether it is grandiose scores or minimalistic textures, Charles strives to create compositions that will skillfully support and clearly communicate the deeper understanding when words and images fall short.
Charles Humenry is a French composer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist who now finds himself living in Los Angeles, CA.
Growing up in Paris, France, his life has unsurprisingly always been intertwined with music. It started with learning classical piano at a young age and led to studying at acclaimed institutions like the American School of Modern Music in Paris and Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Charles has spent the last few years writing music for films, theater and advertising. He has had the distinct pleasure of working with award winning directors including Lloyd Lee Choi, Danny Madden, Caitlin Woods, Max Talisman, Kirsten Dirksen, Leon Robinson, and Oscar nominee Josh Aronson. Charles has also had the privilege of collaborating with Jon Bon Jovi to have his own song and score featured in Netflix’s documentary To Be Of Service.
He has closely collaborated with the playwright Dylan Guerra on many plays including Find Him and Lisa performed in New York City at theaters like Ars Nova and the Lee Strasberg Theater.
In advertising, he has worked with leading agencies such as BBDO, Blonde, Publicis, Ogilvy, Young & Rubicam, etc for brands such as Meta, Vogue, Folgers, Google, IBM, AT&T, MLB, IKEA, and Mastercard. In his latest collaboration with BBDO and Color of Change on the Pedestal Project Campaign, their combined effort led to two Cannes Gold Lions awards in 2021.
Charles keeps producing and playing with artists he admires like Casey McQuillen, The Altogether, Emily Anderson, and Joe Holt, and he is one half of the indie band Black Alder