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“Music for People in Japan” for People in Warren, Rhode Island


Music for people in Japan, a new short doc by filmmaker Kevin Belli that I scored–and which premiered at this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston–will be screening at the Drive-In @ 30 Cutler in Warren, RI on July 16th along side three other films!

Music for People in Japan


I’m pleased to report that the film will be having its world premier at Independent Film Festival Boston this month (May 6th – May 16th). This year’s program is entirely online and all films can be streamed by registering over at the festival site.

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.

AI and Me and You and The Beatles


On May 7th, I received an email from my friend, Ryan Walsh asking me if I had any thoughts on this article for a piece he was writing for Stereogum. The good news was that I definitely had thoughts; the bad new was that I had ten-jillion of them, which, of course, is just too many thoughts for a [...]

Drawing on Music


I’m looking forward to [virtually] heading into Maya Erdelyi‘s class at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts this Thursday morning to chat to her animation students about music, working with a composer, and how to think about adding music to their projects!

Deep Tech


My company, Titlecard Music, had an awesome time putting together the theme music for “Deep Tech,” the new podcast from MIT’s Technology Review.

WoVen


My company, Titlecard Music and Sound, was psyched to have had the opportunity to create a custom theme for WoVen–a new podcast that explores and celebrates the lives of remarkable women working in science, technology, and business. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or over at the podcast site! [...]

New Chamber Piece


On May 11, 2019, pianist Elaine Rombola Aveni and violist Amelia Hollander Ames (aka the RAHA Duo) will be debuting my newest piece, Communing Strata, at the First Baptist Church of Medford in Medford, MA.

Leading a Workshop


On May 18th, 2019, at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, MA, I’ll be teaching a four-hour-long workshop entitled “Music Literacy for Content Creators.”

Show Alert: Boston


I'll be opening a totally ANOTHER totally friendship-tional show this Saturday; this time in Boston. The full line-up: Major Stars Upper Wilds (ex-Parts and Labor, current Dan Friel) Wiles Joel Roston (like, literally me) I'll be performing the full EP All the Wingless Angels, which I re[...]