I'm a composer, producer, theater artist, internet media person, and podcaster. I also consult and speak on strategy and marketing for technology and the arts.

By day I'm the product manager at New Music USA, building a new platform for awarding and promoting awesome new music projects.

News
We launched.

We launched.

You can now create a project page at New Music USA in order to apply for funding! It’s easier than a normal grant process – just paste in your marketing materials, link to some media, and make a profile. And if we fund you, we publish your project page and both you and New Music...
Sketching Summer's Twilight

Sketching Summer’s Twilight

Sketching Summer’s Twilight 7:30 PM – Saturday, May 4, 2013 Art House Productions Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place Jersey City, NJ RSVP on Facebook (if you like) Development Reading Time! It’s time for another development reading of Summer’s Twilight! I’ve made a lot of changes since our last reading. Oberon and Puck have much more...
#24MAG issue 4 is done!

#24MAG issue 4 is done!

We did it again. A horde of talented folks spent 24 solid hours making a magazine. I pushed myself harder than ever for this issue. I masterminded the food for the entire crew, which was, this time, huge. I was looking for creative satisfaction from the food, but various circumstances pushed me to just be...
Rhymes With Opera rocked

Rhymes With Opera rocked

That went beautifully. Not that I knew it would. Rhymes With Opera put on a fantastic show last night, and it was just the way I like it. It was a great big party. There was food, there was wine, there was a staggeringly relaxed atmosphere, and there were these amazing musicians onstage playing extremely...
Poems Without Names- full score

Poems Without Names- full score

I’ve never done this with a piece before, but I’m doing it now. I finished Poems Without Names last night, and emailed the score off to the performers and the poet, Burton Raffel. I really hope he likes it. What I’m doing is this: Here’s the full score of Poems Without Names Let me know...
Poems Without Names is written - but not notated

Poems Without Names is written – but not notated

I agreed to write this piece at a party on December 30th. It’s being performed on March 17 by Rhymes With Opera. Rhymes With Opera Salon 7 PM, Saturday March 17 Christ Church United Methodist 520 Park Avenue, New York, NY FREE ADMISSION The salon’s going to be a wonderful event, with lots of musicians...
I'm almost recovered from Twenty Four Magazine

I’m almost recovered from Twenty Four Magazine

But not quite. Last Thursday a bunch of us started making a magazine from scratch in twenty-four hours. We didn’t sleep. We invented strange things and threw them together and hoped the turned out. I wrote two songs and an article that made it into the final magazine. It’s actually quite strange to write music...
I'm in a room with some brilliant people

I’m in a room with some brilliant people

And we’re making a magazine in 24 hours. I’m probably going to write some music to be printed in a magazine, which is pretty exciting. I’m also doing some collaborative philosophy of language, which should be fun. I want to analyze the concept of “Awesome”. It’s got a technical meaning on the internet these days,...
The Seafarer hits the Festival circuit

The Seafarer hits the Festival circuit

I did not expect to get into the land of film festivals when I started reading Burton Raffel’s translation of The Seafarer in a ratty used copy in my Peabody dorm back in whenever that was. 2004? But here we are. Michael Feldman, who directed the film, and I got to work on submitting our...
Ruckus Amongstus was a huge success!!

Ruckus Amongstus was a huge success!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the two dozen or so people (I never got an accurate head count) who performed in the show, filmed it, recorded it, served fantastic cocktails, and yes, carried a disassembled marimba around in travel bags. We had one hell of a day, starting with loading in and lunch,...
Junior Bach Doesn't Stop

Junior Bach Doesn’t Stop

One of my proudest accomplishments is the creation and institutionalization of the Junior Bach program at Peabody. In it, Peabody composers teach middle school students from the St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, and prepare them for the first world premieres of their lives. The Academy itself is Jesuit, and draws its students, all boys, from the...
Best YouTube Comment Ever

Best YouTube Comment Ever

At the very least, it’s the best ever on any of my films. Just as I was celebrating the 1,000 view milestone for The Seafarer I got an email notification about a new comment: Apparently my film is helping students cheat on their homework. This isn’t too much of a surprise, actually. From watching the...