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Actual News

Anatomy of a Fun-rangement


Today, I’m releasing the EP Domain Vol. 2 (Electronic Fun-rangements of Civil War Songs), my second and probably/maybe final EP of Civil War songs.

#CIFF41


The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates, a short, animated film I worked on last year (scoring and sound design), co-directed by Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Lindsey Martin, is screening as part of the “Ohio Shorts Program 2” at the Cleveland International Film Festival this week.

Life on the Farm


I made the music for this loving, short video documenting the people and activities at one of Zeno Mountain Farm’s special week-long camp events.

EP Number 3


Today, I’m releasing the third EP in what has been a July of EP releases.

Two New EPs


Today, I’m releasing two companion-EPs into the world.

New Chamber Piece


I'm super psyched to announce the world premier of my newest piece, You Will Never See Another Silver Fox! It's being performed by the group Boston Nonet at Harvard's Holden Chapel on Sunday, March 1st at 2pm. [...]

Giving Credit(s) to Chopin


For those of you keeping track at home, a few months ago I posted about an arrangement of a Chopin piece that I recorded* for a film. The film is Drew Tobia's [...]
NATO: A Coalition United for Peace

A Coalition United for Awesome Music


I'm psyched to have had the chance to work with composer John Kusiak on a short film for the Eisenhower Memorial website. The video, NATO: A Coalition United for Peace, details Eisenhower's role in the formation of NATO. Check it out!.[...]

Critical Band


I'm excited to be playing guitar in a new project, Critical Band, which will have its first show on October 11th, 2013 at MIT's Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA. The eleven-piece ensemble was put together by Evan Ziporyn to celebrate the music of composer Steve Martland. Also on the program is [...]

Official Selection


A few months ago, I had the pleasure of composing music for a television pilot entitled "Sharing," which was created by Damian Lanigan. I'm pleased to report that it's been chosen as an official selection for the New York Television Festival's 2013 Independent Pilot Competition.[...]