Originally from Brooklyn, New York, I now reside in the Boston area. I am a composer working primarily in visual and interactive media. My personal style is in seeking ways to organically combine traditional acoustic/orchestral instruments and classical forms with electronic sound design. I am also skilled in writing jazz, rock and various types of ethnic music.
I am a graduate in jazz piano performance and film scoring from Berklee College of Music, and have studied classical composition at Longy School of Music and through private study. I also have a BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Since 2008 I’ve had the good fortune to work as an assistant to award winning composer John Kusiak. I’ve helped John with scores for many film and television productions, including the two-part PBS series The Wall, on the history of the Berlin Wall, several episodes of American Experience (Henry Ford, the We Shall Remain series of films about Native Americans and “The Polio Crusade”), museum installations and television commericals.
Films I’ve scored include “Morocco to Israel”, a documentary about a family of Berber Jews that emigrated to Israel in the 1950′s and 60′s, which premiered at the 2011 Miami Jewish Film Festival and has since won third place at the Faces of Migration Film Festival at Carnegie Mellon University and “The History of Spectacle Island”, about the Boston Harbor Island’s recent revitalization from industrial wasteland to recreational haven. I also contributed orchestral music to Corbin Bernsen’s 2012 release, 25 Hill, a family film about the All American Soap Box Derby.
Currently I am also providing music, sound effects and audio programming for Children of Liberty, a colonial American historical game being developed by Boston based indy game company Lantana Games.
For a full list of my credits, please look here.
“When scoring a film, game or any kind of collaborative project for that matter, I see myself as a key member of the creative team, trying to understand the director’s vision, and, using my sensibilities, experience and personal style, finding the best possible way I can contribute to telling the story.”