• The Rabbi Goes West

    Creating music for The Rabbi Goes West, required developing ideas that met filmmaker Gerald Peary and Amy Geller’s desire for the score to sound fresh and avoid a lot of klezmer or other styles of music that are typical in jewish themed films.

    This led to a fusion of sparse middle eastern and western motifs laid over a churning . . .

  • 2019 Independent Film Festival of Boston Screening Trailer

    This year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston trailer featured Cam-e-o the robot’s IFFBoston adventure. (Cam-e-o itself was created by legendary steel sculptor of friendly robots, Skunkadelia. Skunk also designs the festival’s awards.)

    Filmmaker Larry Anderson and I collaborated on a song for the trailer this year, and I performed the distorted, semi-robotic, semi-sarcastic Fred Schneider-ish spoken . . .

  • 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 …

  • 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: …