Lorenz Attractor

Weather and Chaos

Josh Kastorf’s new film, “Weather and Chaos: The Work of Edward N. Lorenz” is the first film about Lorenz and his research into chaos theory that’s been produced with the participation of scientists who worked alongside him. With their help the film takes a closer look at what the “butterfly effect” actually meant in the …

Lorenz Attractor

Soundtrack to Chaos

How does one compose a soundtrack to chaos?   For “Weather and Chaos: The Work of Edward Lorenz,” I generated musical themes and ideas using the math and simulations from director Josh Kastorf’s film. Continue on to learn how, and watch and listen to some demonstrations. (Don’t forget to check out the short film, “Weather and Chaos: …

Including a Music Composer in Your Post-production Workflow

Including a Music Composer in Your Advertisement’s Post-Production Workflow

 Technology has evolved rapidly   over the last 20+ years,    affecting how all types of    media production    professionals do their work.   The traditional processes for music composers and creators tocollaborate no longer serve the more immediate post-production workflows these changes have brought. The ability for creators to make late changes (and for clients to ask for them) have taken time away from the point in the post-production workflow at which composers and other audio professionals …

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

Following a nice run on the festival circuit, Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive got it’s PBS American Masters’ premiere on October 30th, just in time for Halloween! I was fortunate to provide some orchestrations and co-compose a few cues to the Kusiak Music score.

Seagull

Seagull

The WWII era short-film “Seagull” has been making it’s way through the festival circuit, having been an official selection of both the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience . . .

Urbanity Dance - Observing

Observing for Dance

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

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 …