• LIFT Out Now

    July 22, 2020 by

    Listen the newest release below or stream it on SPOTIFY BEHIND THE MUSICI’ve been inspired lately by the story* of the Wright Brothers and their quest to unlock the secrets of flight. Wilbur, the elder Wright brother, watched birds for hours searching for the key to their flight and made this astute observation in his… Read more

  • Instagram Indus(try) Talks

    June 25, 2020 by

    Had a blast talking with @ajfriederich about film composing today!HIGHLIGHTS– My most embarrassing moment with Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)– Backstory on my new EP 🎧 on YouTube| Spotify | Apple Music– The importance of mentors– Developing trust with directors

  • The Vastness EP

    June 22, 2020 by

    The Vastness is a concerted effort to listen inwardly and write what emerged over the course of three weeks this June. Each track features relatively sparse instrumentation that grows more dense with dynamic emotional swells. While writing city curfews were enforced, violence and destruction sparked, peaceful protests formed, and my mother received life-saving emergency surgery.… Read more

  • That 1 Thing – Video Interview

    June 1, 2020 by

    A big thank you to Fork The Man Productions for the invitation and chance to talk post-production shop! TOPICS: – Curating sources for honing your craft and seeking mentors– You can’t DIY all the time– How to develop a shorthand with a composer

  • 2019: A Highlight

    January 3, 2020 by

    Last fall I scored a movie trailer for a film being made by Jared Callahan and People People Media Company. It was a high point of the year to gather with a community of musicians and film makers to tell an honest story about life, death, and faith. Thanks Dan Nelson for telling us, “It’s… Read more

  • MIDI Mockups & Realism

    December 6, 2019 by

    Linked below you will find my mockup of an excerpt from my favorite string quartet by Maurice Ravel. I mocked this up this week and the sampled instruments you hear are from @SpitfireAudio’s Studio Strings Professional library. *scroll down for session specs I purchased SSP a while back and wanted to practice automating some MIDI… Read more

  • Take Downs + Score Sample

    November 15, 2019 by

    A “take down” is simply a transcription of a piece of music. It isn’t plagiarism, but it is copying the work of another artist to examine what comprises their sound. Earlier this summer I “took down” The Sleeper In The Vale and Junkyard Sortie by Spitfire Audio founders Christian Henson and Paul Thomson respectively. The… Read more

  • Podcasting with NCC AUDIO: Life of a composer

    June 25, 2019 by

    I had a great time talking with NCC Audio’s Nick Chamberlain and his co-host Brandon Manderson this month. We cover a lot of ground including collaboration, virtual instruments, the life of a composer et. al. Check it out! (podcast topics and time markers incl. below) PODCAST AVAILABLE AT: SOUNDCLOUD | APPLE | NCC AUDIO HOME… Read more

  • Music From a Car

    June 21, 2019 by

    WITH AN IPHONE, A CAR, AND A DAW POSSIBILITIES OPEN UP! Step 1: Record Car sfx Step 2: Import to DAW & snip Step 3: Mess with stuff. i.e. gtr pedals, EQ, audio reverse, pitchers, delays et al. INSTRUMENT SOURCES: ORGAN / SYNTH = Unlock toneKICK = locking thumpSFX = engine ignition, revving, misc. EQUIPMENT:iPhone,… Read more

  • Toyota Stage Coach Promo

    May 2, 2016 by

    I recently had the honor of writing music for a promo advertising the Stage Coach Festival 2016. It was an absolute privilege to work with my talented and innovative friend/director Jesse Doland (@StJesse) and his team on this project. Search for #stagecoach story on SnapChat and see the Toyota commercials

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