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 …

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 …