My original background as a professional filmmaker has a strong influence on my approach to composing music - particularly from the perspective of attempting to create pieces that conjure the picturesque as much as they do an emotionally connected auditory experience.
I studied applied music and theory & music composition at the Greatbatch School of Music Houghton College. During my time there, I also became increasingly drawn to the visual arts and added filmmaking to my bag-o-tricks. For the years since college I've worked in the the video & film industry full-time as a composer and filmmaker.
Presently, I reside in New York and delight in travel (I'm equally at home on a Skype session too). I have a great network of Emmy winning filmmakers, award winning musicians, and highly skilled audio engineers that I tap into. I'm always excited for opportunities to meet filmmakers or game producers and to be one small part of enhancing their story or vision.
Unique traits: I can pat my head, rub my stomach, walk, and chew gum all at the same time.
Film (short) by Aj Rachetta Composer Walk Alone is a western (of sorts) set in modern day and tells the fascinating story of The Stranger that arrives at a small town overran by Bandits. He befriends a young boy and his family while trying to stay out of trouble.
Music Composer This work is the follow-up to "Journey to Mars" and is a soundtrack suite of 5 movements - the first "Luminescent Journey" is available this October. More info found via the link.
Hopeless: A Star Wars Story
Film (short) by Michael Anglin, John Armijo Composer A small group of Rebels face overwhelming odds during an Imperial invasion lead by Darth Vader himself, while an Imperial Officer tries to keep a rogue stormtrooper under control.
Journey to Mars
Music Composer This is subtitled "a space soundtrack". It's part 1 of a soundtrack capturing all the emotions and danger of what it might be like to travel to Mars.
Film (short) by Northridge Media Composer What do you do when your kid won't go to sleep? You contact his Grandfather to tell him the most amazing bedtime story he's ever heard. This film is part live-action and part animation.