As a songwriter and composer, I’ve found that the world moves more colorfully by when there’s a melody attached to it. My aim is to provide that melody, in perfect harmony with the mood of the moment. With music in us, and songs attached to things, we learn more about the world we live in. And perhaps most importantly, we remember those things more readily.
Company Composer, Seven Stories Theatre Company (2008 – Present) Compose scores and provide songs for numerous projects related to this artistic community and its social justice theatre program, including a series of short films and promotional videos. Most recently, I’ve been composing & recording music for various plays written by Joey Madia, including a pair of interactive murder mystery musicals, a bullying education performance for schools, and a gothic piece inspired by the works of Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Robert Louis Stevenson. I’ve also created sound effects and musical interludes for various other productions.
We’re Gonna Make (Y)our Film (2015) Composed music for score as well as songs in this short film from Vasbinder Entertainment and New Mystics Enterprises.
Some Place Nice (2015) Featured song in this short film that won Best Picture (Audience Choice) as part of the Creative Minds Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.
Hex3 JaJa Stylus (2013) Wrote and recorded music for a series of promotional product demonstrations. Video created and narrated by Carlton Stout of Digital Blue Design. Here’s one on Vimeo.
Book Trailers (2010 – Present) I’ve provided score and voice-over for a charming array of promotional book trailers for talented writers, varying in style from childlike & whimsical to gothic & frightening.
The Little Red Ball (2010 – 2013) Created short promotional videos and composed & recorded music for this toy company that combines historical education, fun and fitness for children of all ages. Here’s a playlist on YouTube.
Sad Mad Glad Live! (2010) Co-wrote, with playwright Joey Madia, three songs for a live production based on the popular children’s books. Arranged and recorded the musical accompaniment.
MHz (Megahertz) (2009) Composed and recorded the score and individual songs for this award-winning independent feature-length film concerning the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla.
The Full Masti (2009) Composed and recorded the score and individual songs for this independent feature-length comedy about a Hindu dating service.
LittleWalks NY (2005) Provided two original songs and one cover song (Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) for this award-winning children’s video.
In addition to the above, I have written and recorded theme music for internet cartoons, created sounds for interactive websites, and lent my voice to PSAs and the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS). As the one-man indie pop act The Marble Tea, I have released a few CDs and have many songs available for download. My debut CD, the I’m Batman EP, was selected as CD of the Year by the IndepenDisc Music Club in 2004.
Skills & Interests Proficient in all manner of recording and sequencing software for Mac OSX (particularly Logic Pro, but also Garageband, Pro Tools LE, Bias Peak, etc.). Extremely well-versed in Apple’s iLife suite of applications, including iMovie. Rabid reader. A digital media fanatic. Love cats and the beach. Computer instructor for Apple products. Oddly enamored with college football and peanut butter.