soundtrack

the full soundtrack for “alex & ali” is now available in a single youtube video. the album is also available to stream and buy on amazon, itunes, and bandcamp. the film is available to view for free with amazon prime, and is available to rent or buy on amazon and iTunes. thank you 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....

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...

re-introduction

The Featured Music playlist has been updated with selections some of my more recent projects. It’s been curated to be an engaging listen from front to back (hopefully). Thanks for...

new work-in-progress: “wolf” (demo)

The song I posted last week has been more or less complete for 10 years. This song has been anything but complete for the last 2.5 months. The disco-funk vibe came first, followed by the backing vocals. The melody came last, and I’m currently working on the lyrics. It’s turning out to be about conspiracy theories and classified information, which might be atypical subject matter for the dance floor, but here we are. Right now, apart from “Wouldn’t you like to know?”, there are no lyrics. Instead, I’m stringing together nonsense syllables. glossolalia, and other Fraser/Jonsi-esque mumbling. Eventually, they’ll turn into words. For now, here is part of the end of the song, in its nascent form. Enjoy!...

new work-in-progress: “stingray” (demo)

I am currently working on a new album of synthpop/shoegaze (synthgaze? is that a thing?) songs, and – in an effort to keep me on task, and you engaged – I’ll be releasing a sneak peek of a new song, every Friday. This first song was originally written in 2006, but I had never been happy with the arrangement. It won Third place in a songwriting contest, but I still felt like it was better than that. It apparently took this long for my production skills to catch up with how I wanted it to sound. This is the 2nd bridge (I love bridges) into the final chorus of the demo, as it sounds now. Please give it a spin, and let me know what you think, below. You can also leave me some SoundCloud love, should you see fit to do so. Thanks so much for...