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The Longest Year


Last year, I scored a short, autobiographical documentary by the filmmaker Jessie Beers-Altman called “The Longest Year,” which is currently streaming on line through October 15th as part of the New England Online Film Festival.

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Making Music With Machines


Starting at the beginning of this year, my company, Titlecard Music and Sound, began contributing music to Soonish, a podcast about how the technology we do or don’t create might shape the future.

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Boston Asian American Film Festival Screening


arah Zia Ebrahimi and Lindsey Martin’s animated short, “The FBI Blew Up My Ice Saktes,” which I scored and sound designed, will be playing at the Bright Family Screening Room at Paramount Center in Boston at 3:15pm today as part of The Boston Asian American Film Festival.

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#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.

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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.

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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. [...]
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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 [...]
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Nice, But Bummy


I received a call from a film-composer friend a few weeks ago asking if I could record a classical guitar version of Chopin'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!.[...]
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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 [...]