John Kilgore owns John Kilgore Sound & Recording, a New York City recording studio. He has been a recording engineer since the late 1960s, when he worked at Apostolic Studios. In the early 1980s, he began working in theater sound design. At that time he also began collaborating with choreographer Pooh Kaye, creating the scores for many of her films and dance pieces. As an engineer, he is known for his work with Steve Reich, John Adams and other contemporary American composers.