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Comusica

Comusica


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[...]
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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 [...]
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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[...]
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Music Workshop for Non-Musicians


On April 25th, I’ll be teaching/hosting an intimate online workshop and discussion entitled Music Literacy for Content Creators.

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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!

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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.

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Amped for AMP!

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Boston University’s College of Communication is hosting its annual Academy of Media Production (AMP) this month.

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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.”

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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.