Initially intended for a podcast format, this is a set of collaborations I did with journalist, writer, and film nerd Alex Vuocolo. These are absurdist stories from a fictional town delivered in a deadpan style inspired by Joe Frank. They remind me of Anton Chekov in their brevity, focus, and small-ness and bring me joy through their subtle comedy. After recording them I wrote something of a score, and had a blast.
This is heavy. I will never forget writing this tune because it was the most therapeutic musical experience I had ever had since it saved me from a week long anxiety attack. I love rap, but I never do it. All things considered, I think I did pretty good.
This is my first set of recorded works that I released while studying at University of the Arts. It got it’s name from the fact that I was immensely excited about creating my own recordings, but did not yet have the equipment or skills to do a whole lot outside of the synthesizers and samples I had available to me in my computer. So, I did what any good composer does and worked within my limitations, and in effect ended up ‘avoiding’, intentional or not, the process of translating sound directly experienced in a room, through microphones, and into a recorded format.
These are the sounds that came out of my brain for the most part.
Look below if you would like to hear sounds that came out of other peoples’ brains that I helped facilitate
Learning Curve is a set of two songs. “Beyond Words” is a song surrounded by my frustrations and experiences related to talking about the ineffable, and “Emily Song” is a song exploring the way I relate my love for my partner Emily, faith, and reason to each other. This two songs served as a landscape for me to try out new production ideas and understand what I identify as in a pop producer/writer setting. They are fraught with mistakes and impulsiveness, but remain true to me for their audacity.
I have such a deep and passionate love for classical music; particularly that of the strange, the experimental, the forward-thinking, the challenging, and the new. My training is not in classical, but every once in a while I try to put on my modernist hat and pretend.