Urbanity Dance - Observing

Observing

These are two excerpts from a piece I composed for a collaboration with Urbanity Dance’s director and choreographer Betsi Graves. The work was performed as part of Urbanity’s event Observing, at the Tsai Center in Boston on June 2nd and 3rd. This is my second time collaborating with Betsi and Urbanity, and my first composing …

Winter

Winter, 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, and that the New Year brings much joy and peace to you and your family. I released a couple of pieces at the end of the year, reflecting two sides of the season – one reflective, one joyful.

“Grace” serendipitously developed into an unusual combination of instruments and styles . . .

Jamie and Haley from Urbanity Dance

Dante Dances

Some pictures and music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Dante Festival, where Urbanity Dance and I collaborated on a performance inspired by the middle ages poet. The inspirations for the music and improvisations were drawn from Cantos V (The Lustful) and XXV (The Thieves) from Inferno, and Cantos X (Sphere of the Sun) from …

Recording strings for Touchdown Israel and IFFBoston

Touchdown Israel! Recording Sessions

Violinists Omar Chen Guey, Olga Patramanska-Bell, violist Drew Ricciardi and cellist Ashima Scripp were holding it down for a lengthy quartet session at Q Division studios back in April. I was recording several pieces for a Touchdown Israel! soundtrack album, as well as music for this year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston screening opener. The …

IFFB 2016

Independent Film Festival of Boston 2016

I can’t tell you how much I look forward each year to the The Independent Film Festival of Boston, which just closed out the 2016 edition. It’s a time when members of the region’s film community and visiting filmmakers all get to meet and reconnect, watch films together and party a little bit too. I’m …

Jon Myers and Rachel Baum for Reactive Studios

Voice Over Session with Reactive Studios

The team from Reactive Studios came over the studio last weekend to record voice over parts for a new project. We recorded four actors over the four hour session. I can’t say much about it as the project is still in stealth mode, but here are a couple of pics of Reactive’s Jonathon Myers directing …

Urbanity Dance

Test Kitchen with Urbanity Dance

I had an interesting composing opportunity and experience with Urbanity Dance last week after being invited to work with them in one of their contemporary dance “test kitchens.” Just a couple of weeks prior Urbanity was named Best of Boston’s “2015 Best Dance Troupe,” so I felt a little extra pressure to come up with …

Independent Film Festival of Boston 2015

Just completed my third go-around composing for the screening trailer and TV ad for the Independent Film Festival of Boston. This year I got to lay a bass line and backbeat down behind a tasty harmonica solo by Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band. As usual, it was great getting to work on these …