November 15th is the day

November 15th is the day we launch the Meet The Composer Studio at 92YTribeca. It’s been a long year of hard work. I’ve been learning a ton of new skills, from web marketing to commissioning contracts to nuts-and-bolts web analysis and UI design. I’m really proud of the work everyone has done on this project, […]

Summer’s Twilight mime experiment

Next Saturday Rose Ginsberg and I are running what we think is a really cool experiment to help with Summer’s Twilight (my current big project and an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream). I’m writing a mime section at the opening of the piece, kind of like the dumbshows that we see before Shakespeare productions […]

Seafarer Old English recording

I’m still on a quest for an Old English reading of the Seafarer to post to this site to help give people some context for my piece. But there’s progress! Heather Thompson, of Caedmon Tutorials found this page from WW Norton. As part of their Norton Anthology of English Literature they’ve posted a ton of […]

Finishing Seafarer: color correction, titles, fiddly bits of clever polishing

Labor Day is usually about picnics and things. I had a two hour meeting with Mike Feldman and Victoria Nece about Seafarer. Victoria does a whole host of things, from web design, motion graphics and print design, to color correction, animation and a spot of wordpress development, though she’d of course be more modest. For […]

The clock is ticking…..

Thesia Arts, where I’m Collaborating Producer, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Passchendaele, a play running at this summer’s NY International Fringe Festival. There are some great rewards in the project, including tickets to the show and, for the high rollers out there, the chance to be an Executive Producer of the show. Check it […]

New Recording of Crystal Tresses!

Greg Jukes made this new recording on my actual birthday last month – June 6. (By the way, that’s also D-day and the birthday of Tetris.) The piece, Crystal Tresses in the Sky is a short vibraphone solo he commissioned a couple years back. It’s something he can take on the road and perform in […]

Very busy couple of weeks

June 5, the day before my birthday, Mike Feldman and I sat down with Zach Herchen to go over his latest sound design work for Seafarer. It’s fantastic. The world of the film was starting to emerge in the last round, but this time he really got into the details, and started to bring mixing […]

Greg Jukes and a new recording of Crystal Tresses

Today is my birthday, and Greg got me an awesome present. Today he’s playing the vibraphone solo I wrote for him, Crystal Tresses in the Sky in Evansville. He commissioned the work a couple years ago, and played a couple times when we were both back at Peabody. He’s gotten a bunch better at the […]