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Actual News

The World of the Wampanoag

Over the past month or so, I’ve been working away on the original score for a two-episode podcast series, produced by Ben Franklin’s World and the Omohundro Institute, entitled, “The World of the Wampanoag.”

Next Music Literacy Workshop

On November 28th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (EST), I will, once again, be leading my workshop, Music Literacy for Content Creators.

New Jam: “Break Down”

Don’t Every Lie To Anyone—my music project with Jordyn Bonds—has been collaborating with our bud, Noell Dorsey, on five new singles, which we’re releasing one-at-a-time (as we finish them).

I’m pleased to report that the second of those songs, “Break Down” hit the tubes TODAY.

Zynthetic Zketches Vol. 2

New Music Alert!

I'm PSYCHED to report that today, Don't Ever Lie To Anyone—my long time live-music collaboration with Jordyn Bonds—is releasing our first ever recording! The song "Fall in Circles" is the first of five tracks that we'll be releasing one-by-one over the next few weeks/months. While we s[...]

Music Literacy Workshop

On August 29th from 1-5pm (EST), I'll, once again, be leading/teaching/hosting my workshop, Music Literacy for Content Creators. I keep trying to find new, better, more entertaining ways to say it, but nothing my beats my first attempt: The class takes a deep dive into the constituent el[...]

Salem Film Fest Q&As

The Salem Film Fest is entering its last week—running through July 30th! As a member of the festival's screening committee, I can report firsthand that this year's collection includes some truly amazing entries. In addition to screening films, I was super lucky to get to moderate a coupl[...]

Come to Salem, Stream the World

As a member of the Salem Film Fest screening committee, I'm happy to announce that this year's film festival has been moved online and starts TODAY (running through July 30th, 2020)! If you have the time, interest, and/or wherewithal, please check out some of the incredible films on this year[...]


I’m super psyched to be a part of the team that put together Comusica—the centerpiece event of MIT’s online commencement this year. Conceived by Eran Egozy, Comusica is a track which “features the voices of more than 800 MIT class of 2020 graduates and alumni, stitched together into one o[...]

Music Workshop for Non-Musicians

On June 6th, I’ll again be presenting my workshop, Music Literacy for Content Creators. I tried, but I can't say it better than I said it last time: The class takes a deep dive into the constituent elements of music (with a ton of listening and discussion), demystifies the business side of[...]