I just finished scoring a cool piece for Nat Geo, one episode of the Ron Howard produced show "Breakthrough", which is an upcoming 6 part series that will air this November. This episode I scored airs November 8th, and is called "More Than Human" - starring and directed by Paul Giamatti.
I also just finished composing music and sound design for a new play at the beautiful Cherry Lane Theater, Laugh It Up, Stare It Down, written by Alan Hruska and directed by Chris Eigeman. Show started previews August 26th and opened on September 9th - it ran through October 10th. The New York Times gave it a positive review
"Wet Hot American Summer" has been launched on Netflix! Show came out great, proud of David Wain and Michael Showalter. A prequel to the movie - I had a ton of fun shooting my cameo and co-writing a couple of songs.
My first kickstarter campaign was a success as Shannon Burkett and I raised money to shoot a video of one of the songs from our rock musical-in-process "So You Wanna Be a Porn Star: a story of sex, love and Rock and Roll"! Video shoots in mid-September. As well we are doing another cabaret version of the musical at the Laurie Beechman Theater on October 18th. More details on that show soon.
On May 29th Vanessa Walters and dance/performance art piece "Ripening" had a presentation at Lincoln Center as a part of Lincoln Center Originals, it was so great to hear and see the film work the in the Atrium space, which included some of the music I've created for the piece. There will be a Vanessa Walters show in mid November at Triskelion in Greenpoint. You can check out more about that work on the collaboration page.
I've just finished my new record titled "Suite for the Summer Rain". Jeff Hill co-produced and played bass, Chris Carmichael has done some incredible string arranging and performing, and we've added Bill Dobrow on timpani, Erin Hill on harp, and Thomas Bartlett on piano. We mixed at Jeff's studio in Greenpoint with the great Hector Castillo (Bowie, Phillip Glass) at the controls, and Greg Calbi mastered it. I'm truly excited about this one. It's one 37 minute piece, with haunting songs, winds and ocean sounds, and lots of orchestral strings. There are exciting ideas afoot for the rollout, will keep you posted.
I'm the primary composer for a very cool performance art / modern dance piece called "Ripening" choreographed by Vanessa Walters. We had our first hour long presentation of the work at FlicFest in Ft. Greene on February 1st. Spectacular costumes and a really evocative piece. You can check out their video "The House" on my Collaboration page. We've got an exciting cabaret performance coming up at Galapagos April 24th - get your tickets here.
I filmed a funny bit for the second season of the Comedy Central show "Inside Amy Schumer" - playing some comical flamenco guitar and singing in Spanish. Very nice group of folks. The show aired Tuesday May 6th at 10:30pm/9:30central
Ira Glass chose a couple of my instrumental pieces to use on "This American Life".