Composer - Arranger - Orchestrator - Music Copyist
"Dry Bones: Resurrection of the Living" will have its official premiere on October 29, 2013 @ 7:30pm at Dixon Place in New York City (tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9818798). Check out a preview below!
I recently arranged some tunes for Chicago-based Arlen Music Productions (http://www.arlenmusic.com/). Arrangements include a Beach Boys medley, "He's a Pirate" from Pirates of the Caribbean, and "Rona" by Samir Shukhri.
Just finished recording the preview of "Dry Bones: Resurrection of the Living", a 15-minute contemporary rearrangement of Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9: From the New World" for string quartet, set to dance choreographed by Sydney Schiff (http://www.sydneyschiffdanceproject.com/). The piece was premiered on June 14, 2013. Check out our Indiegogo fundraising video for more info! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dry-bones-resurrection-of-the-living
"I Am Moral Courage" has launched! I wrote the music for this inspiring web series about people who are unafraid to "stand up when others want them to sit down". Dr. Cornel West and Irshad Manji spoke at the launch event. Please check out the videos and subscribe to the Youtube channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/moralcouragechannel
I am arranging music for the play "Comedy in the Afternoon", premiering in Garrison, NY on May 2nd (http://www.comedyintheafternoon.com/)
My string quartet "A City of Female Strangers" will premiere on March 10 at 1 pm at the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church (351 East 74th Street, NYC) as part of the Composer's Voice Series (http://www.voxnovus.com/composersvoice/program/13-03-10.htm).
The documentary "Dogs of War" is playing at the NYU NewsDoc 2013 Film Festival on February 9 at 3:20 pm (http://journalism.nyu.edu/events/2013/spring/newsdoc-2013-film-festival/).
Just finished up the music for Nick DeSimone's film Two Boroughs. This film will be screening at the Anthology Film Archives on October 28!
The music I orchestrated for Anthropomorphic was performed at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York City by the Gay Urban Orchestra on October 6.
JT vs The Good Guys was shown at the Cambridge Film Festival in September.
Recording "Busker's Waltz", the music I arranged for "street band" (2 violins, saxophone, guitar, accordion, and bass) on July 18 for the film "Last Night's Symphonie"!
Just got back from assisting Bryan Putnam and Kenneth Gartman on Bryan's show--"The ToyMaker"--at the National Music Theatre Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT.
Editing and mixing are done for the cast recording of "Honestly Abe"! I will be posting some examples of the score on this site in the coming weeks, and the CD will be on sale within the next few months.
My orchestrations for "Anthropomorphic" were performed at the June 2 Puppetry Arts Festival in Brooklyn (Park Slope), NY.
Just finished recording the instrumental tracks for "Honestly Abe"! We recorded at Premier/QUAD studios in Times Square, courtesy of Mark Barasch. Rob Harari engineered the session, and Dave Musial is executive producing and editing the tracks. The singers will be going into the studio on May 1 to record the vocals.
JT vs The Good Guys won an Award of Merit from the worldwide Best Shorts competition (http://www.bestshorts.net/).
The Social Dinosaur won a Jury Prize at the New Visions and Voices Film Festival. Giraffe-stronaut won a Faculty Commendation in the "Animation" category.
The Social Dinosaur premiered at the New Visions and Voices Film Festival on February 23, 2012.
Honestly Abe opened on February 2, 2012! Buy tickets here: http://www.telecharge.com/
"Street Pillow..." will be playing at the Green Bay Film Festival later this year!
I will be orchestrating La Muse Venale's production of Honestly Abe. Music and book by Robert L. Hecker, directed by M. Stefan Strozier. Opening Off-Broadway at The Actors' Temple (339 W. 47th Street, NY, NY 10036) on February 2, 2012 at 11 am. Open-ended run every Thursday at 2 p.m., Fridays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays at 11 a.m. (http://www.lamusevenale.org/)
Just finished composing and arranging the music for Chris Shimojima's film "JT vs. the Good Guys" (http://chrisshimojima.com). Matthew Vanacore of FilmMattic says, "An impeccable use of music binds the narrative together..." (http://www.filmmattic.com/2012/01/short-film-review-jt-vs-good-guys.html)
My piece "3.6 Miles Per Hour" will be performed on January 29 at 1 pm at the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City (351 East 74th Street) by the Bateria Trio as part of the "Composer's Voice: 15 Minutes of Fame" series curated by Vox Novous (http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame/featuring/Bateira_Trio/)
Mathias Pardo's film "Les Vacances de Victor et Lisa" (http://www.mathiaspardo.com/Site/THE_FILM.html) will be showing at the Brest International Film Festival and the Tehran International Film Festival.
Charles Drexler's "Street Pillow or, 'The Sidewalk Sleep'" (http://www.badassfilmsonline.com/) was shown at the following festivals: the HollyShorts Film Festival (Winner-Audience Choice Award), Atlanta Shortfest, New York Hell's Kitchen Film Festival, the Coney Island Film Festival, and the Carmel Art & Film Festival. "Street Pillow..." will also be playing at the Green Bay Film Festival later this year!