Fall 2011

Marika is composing the score for the feature B4 directed by Matt Stedman. If you look closely you can catch a glimpse of Marika in the film’s club scene where Leda Atomica is playing. Leda supplied the end title song Save Me available on Amazon and iTunes.

Summer 2011

Marika has just completed sound editing the feature Tringled directed by Carl Darchuk. Look for it in 2012. Trust no one…

A Place To Live airing

The award winning documentary A Place to Live: The Story of Triangle Square directed by Carolyn Coal with music composed and performed by Marika aired on Canada’s OUTtv Network May 26 at 9pm.

Other airings on PBS are set for June including:

In Chicago:  WTTW Channel 11 HD on Thursday, June 2nd at 9pm and Friday, June 3rd at 3pm.

Los Angeles: on KCET Sunday June 12th and Tuesday, June 14th at 8p

Bay Area: on KQED Monday, June 20th at 11PM, Tuesday, June 21st at 5AM, Wednesday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 25th at 5PM

Boston on WGBH Channel 44 on Sunday, June 26th at 9:00pm.

In San Diego: on KPBS on Tuesday, June 28th at 11pm


Marika has been running the sound board for Le Studio/Le PeTiT CiRqUe. A wonderful aerial/circus/theater school in Culver City. Their current production is Barnum. See pics and get ticket information here.


Marika has been busy creating the sound design for iGhost, a new musical written by fellow SCL composer Adryan Russ and her partner Doug Haverty. It is now running at the Lyric Theater on La Brea until June 18th. For tickets and more info go to: playworksmusic.com

Discount tickets may be available through Goldstar (free membership required).


Looking forward to the Cast & Crew screening of Perfection April 7th. More screenings will be posted as they become available.


Thanks to IndieWire’s blog for mentioning Marika’s performance at the Egyptian Theater’s annual Focus on Female Directors night.

Eleanor’s Catch” – dir. Cleo Madison
Made in 1918, the evening began with a look back at the historical presence of women in film with writer/director/actress Cleo Madison‘s short silent film “Eleanor’s Catch.”  A comedy-caper with a twist ending, the drama was appropriately amplified with the addition of a live score.  Program organizers invited musician Marika Tjelios to play accompaniment to the short in a performance that exemplified the true impact soundtrack can have on storytelling.

Read the full review of the evening here

February 2011

Marika is set to score the new documentary film by director Drew Pearlman titled The Great Lesson.

January 2011

Marika will be performing her live score to the 1916 silent short Eleanor’s Catch as part of the Egyptian Theater’s Focus on Female Directors. The event takes place on Wed. Jan 5th 2011 at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theater. Visit the American Cinemateque site for more info.

December 2010

Marika has begun writing music for the web series Will Cook for NoCo Media Group. Look for it in the new year.