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my youtube channel has been rather dormant for a while. it has been recently cleaned up, and new weekly segments will start appearing soon: friday in the studio – a peek into what i happen to be working on that day. episodes 1-3 are up now. composer tutorials – addressing questions about process and workflow. word of the week – helping to improve vocabularies everywhere. subscribe now, here. thank...

facelift

          in anticipation of a sleek new website design, this current version has been optimized and consolidated. the music, visuals, and about pages are easier to find and interact with. stay tuned for a new site, coming by year’s end. thanks for...

new music – “market value” original score

Hello! I’ve just released the soundtrack album for the feature film, “Market Value.” This heartbreaking story of a woman fighting to save her family from the consequences of her choices, screened to great acclaim at several North American film festivals. The score was originally intended to be a piano-based one, but – through a series of collaborative scoring sessions with director Wendell Etherly – it arrived at being primarily ambient drones and synthesized sounds. Though these moody soundscapes worked beautifully in the film, they didn’t make the best solo listening experience. So, for the album, I added all of the piano back in! The tracks are in the order they appear in the film, and are all named for chess moves (the boy who drives the narrative is a competitive chess player). The album is available on my Bandcamp site. Thanks so much for supporting independent musicians....

our beautiful chicago condo is for sale

If you, or anyone you know are looking for a fabulous place to live on the North side of Chicago, please get in touch with JoEllen Davis at @properties. We absolutely adored our place, and know that someone out there will love it, too! JoEllen Davis...

new stuff

The website continues to get more current-ized (Current-ated? Current-ified?) with some new featured tunes everywhere, and one of the trippy fractal videos that Chris Cozzi helped me create for the meditation EP. Check them out, if you need a break from your text-based work-day. You can also buy and stream the album wherever you buy and stream music. Thank you for your support! I’ve got a new meditation EP – the second in the series – in the hopper for release at the start of the school year. Stay tuned, and thanks for...