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New Trailer – Saving Jake

( Music andoriginals )

I recently completed the music for a trailer for Saving Jake, a novel by Ophelia Julien. You can watch it here: Saving Jake can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1930076150/newleafbooks/103-7494912-6890200 Trailer Animation and Photography by Dashiel Hermann: http://www.frontendback.com/ Additional Photos by Carmon Elliot: http://www.pbase.com/taliesin You can visit Ophelia Julien’s website here: http://www.opheliajulien.com/

Wordle of all Britney Spears Lyrics

I need to write Britney Spears-type lyrics for a pop song, so I created a Wordle of all of her lyrics from 1999-2010: The results were not that surprising, but it’s still helpful. Wordle link: http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1920760/Britney_Spears_Complete_Lyrics Vector PDF download Another version with over 1000 words: http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1920824/Britney_Spears_Complete_Lyrics_2 Vector PDF download

Keep your MIDI keyboard active with Mainstage and Applescript: Keep Mainstage Running.app

( Apple andaudio andGear andLogic 8 andMusic andoriginals )

I know I’m not the only one with this problem: You have this giant MIDI keyboard that doesn’t produce sound on its own, and most of the time, playing it doesn’t do anything. You have to launch logic, or mainstage, or ableton, or digital performer, open a new project, setup a new patch, and then […]

Teufelskicker Soundtrack Released, MP3s for sale on Amazon

( Music andoriginals )

The first fruit of my labor at my new job–arranging, music programming and orchestrating for Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil–has been released. “Teufelskicker” (Devil’s Kicker) opened #4 in Germany last weekend, and the soundtrack CD is for sale. I am proud to share one writing credit with Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, for track 15, […]

Lanatur – A time lapse nature music video

Below is a time-lapse nature music video highlighting the MP3 “Age of Innocence” using my amateur photography of Los Angeles: The extremely talented Ian Maksin is featured on this track, which is available for download here.

‘Neoteny and Human Evolution” video online

( Music andoriginals andThe Web andvideo )

I did the music for Andrew Lehman’s “Neoteny and Human Evolution” video, RT ~10 mins: Andrew reaches a very interesting theory towards the end of the video. Check out his work on evolutionary theory at Neoteny.org. I will be uploading an edited version of the music in mp3 format soon.

Yi Soon Shin Trailer Online, MP3 Download Available

( Music andoriginals andThe Web )

I recently completed the score for the trailer to Yi Soon Shin, a comic by Onrie Kompan: The mp3 is available here. Please visit the Yi Soon Shin Website for more information about the comic, it’s very good!

Thesis Score Head Case Available Online

( audio andMusic andoriginals andvideo )

My MFA orchestral thesis score for the short film Head Case is available online. Download the tracks here: Vine and Ring Themes, HC Opening, Harold Emerges, Garden Alarm, and Tools Theme. The session was an amazing experience, recorded by LA’s top musicians on the same scoring stage that they record Lost and Fringe, at L.A. […]

A Man’s Image Feature Finished, One Track Online

( audio andMusic andoriginals andvideo )

I’ve finished the score for Carolyn Okafor’s independent feature, A Man’s Image. One track is available for download, A Man’s Image Opening. The movie will be screened at the DuSable Museum of African American History on October 23, 2009 at 7:30 PM.

Convert controller data in Logic

( Apple andfinale andLogic 8 andMusic )

In Logic, often when I import a MIDI file from Finale, Finale puts volume data all over the place and the fader in the mixer bounces up and down as a result. I wanted an easy way to convert this data to expression data so that I could regain control of my fader. There are […]