Woody Pak: Bio
A jack-of-all-trades crossover artist, composer, producer and guitarist, Woody Pak is the musical powerhouse behind the crossover sound for which Chaos Theory Music stands. Growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Woody was a rebellious free spirit who constantly got in trouble, but by the time he was in high school in Orange County, California, Woody was an intent student of classical guitar. An award-winning classical guitarist by the age of 15, Woody went on to MIT where he began to explore electronic music and started composing for student films. During his time at Juilliard, where he returned to further explore the classical guitar, Woody simultaneously expanded his musical horizons performing, recording, and composing for films, musicals, dance, pop, jazz and rock bands for over a decade in New York City. Woody was a co-writer for the worldwide 'dance crossover' hits, "Free" (Strictly Rhythm: 1997) and "Found a Cure" (Strictly Rhythm: 1998) by dance diva Ultra Nate with legendary dance music duo, Mood II Swing on the album 'Situation: Critical'. He also recorded with Grammy-award winning violinist Mark O'Connor in his "American Seasons" (Sony Classical: 2001) album and Tony-Award winning Lea Salonga and performed with top Korean crossover artists like Eugene Park and Mi Sun Ro.
Throughout his many collaborations and proejcts, Woody struggled with his identity as a musician, as he wrestled with his seemingly 'chaotic' musical approach. With his one foot consistently planted in film music, Woody continued to work for commercials, musicals, classical, pop, hip hop and rock projects, but he always found himself most free composing for film. His task in film was more about evoking moods and emotions, rather than having to 'be' a part of a particular genre. Still needing a medium that was even more freeing, Woody and his wife started Chaos Theory Music in 2006 with the vision to challenge boundaries of genre within the medium of popular music. Crossover is Woody's personal strength and has defined his musical inclination every step along the way. Woody's dream is to build Chaos Theory Music into a fertile breeding ground for musical misfits like himself.