The Composing Process

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Chichester Composer Photoshoot

Awhile back I had an idea for new composer photos.   I noticed that nearly all composers (myself included!) had the typical photo at a piano, or a recording mixing board .  Since I work on a lot of genre projects, especially fantasy and science fiction, I thought it would be fun to express that love of filmmaking with an... [Read More]
Posted on May 5, 2024

NEW STUDIO A work in Progress

Happy to announce my NEW studio! Upgrading, growing with a larger new space for 2019.  Still in the early, but every day brings progress.  We painted the walls (HIGH ceilings), installed new flooring, replaced doors with soundproof ones, and are currently in the process of building and installing acoustic treatments for better sound, and in some cases, soundproofing areas.  ... [Read More]
Posted on November 8, 2018
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IN THE BLOOD, composing process

I’ve been working on IN THE BLOOD, finding time to compose in between my film scoring schedule demands.  It’s been a lot of fun and creatively satisfying to have a project that exists outside of picture, I’ve been scoring for so long I kind of forgot that feeling of a blank page and complete freedom to fill it.  I lived... [Read More]
Posted on November 15, 2016
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IN THE BLOOD, new concert work

I’ve begun composing my new concert work, IN THE BLOOD, for the 30th NOW Music Festival at Capital University. I spent a week thinking about my early influences and listening to a tremendous amount of music.   After considering it, I’ve decided to write for an ensemble comprised of 10 strings (3 first violins, 2 second violins, 2 violas, 2... [Read More]
Posted on November 7, 2016
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NOW Music Festival concert work

I have been asked to compose an original concert work for the prestigious 30th Annual NOW Music Festival held at Capital University in Columbus, OH.  This music festival has always promoted cutting edge American composers.   I’m honored to have been approached and asked to compose an original piece for the festival. A long time ago, I attended the Conservatory... [Read More]
Posted on October 25, 2016
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Pilot Season Prep

I’ve been deep in prep for pilot season 2016! Working on a number of projects, which will be discussed in depth in the near future. Right now I’ve been composing concept pieces for two television pilots this spring, working with the show creators and producers to start defining possible sonic identities for these shows.  A lot of fun collaborating with... [Read More]
Posted on January 22, 2016

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