Here’s a new project I worked on recently: The Jam Poster at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. To go along with their Bill Graham exhibit, Ogilvy and Novalia LTD. created a touch-sensitive poster connected to a sample-playback engine. Touching the poster triggers different pre-recorded sound loops. Nylon Studios composed the main musical piece, and I added various lead guitar sounds and feedback as well as consulting with the creative team on concepts and process.
Kudos to everyone involved with this fantastic project!
My latest project is sound design and music for The Hypocrites’ adaption of “Dracula,” at the Mercury Theater Chicago. We opened on Friday, Oct. 13 and the show runs until Nov. 7. Come and see!
My friend Nicole Bloomsmith wrote this fun love song to actor Oscar Isaac. I recorded and produced the track as well as playing guitar. Enjoy!
I’m thrilled to be working once again with the lovely folks at Chicago’s Wildclaw Theatre on their annual “Deathscribe” event. I’ll be co-music directing the show with Paul Foster.
The Ninth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays will take place on Monday, December 5th, at 8:00pm. This collection of bone-chilling audio nightmares will be performed live at Deathscribe’s NEW VENUE, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. A new ticket structure will also be in place for this year’s Deathscribe with admission at $35 for lower level seating, $30 for upper level seating and $25 for standing room only so be sure to purchase your ticket EARLY to reserve a seat!
Back in 2013 I created the sound design and music for the Chicago production of A Klingon Christmas Carol. In 2014 my music and design was used yet again, in the Chicago and Minnesota productions, and I expanded my original compositions into full pieces (theatre cues are frequently only a few seconds long) in order to create a soundtrack CD. The fantastic folks at Commedia Beauregard pressed up copies of the disc and we sold them at shows.
This year there is no Chicago production of A Klingon Christmas Carol, but perhaps the next best thing is this: the soundtrack is now available for download at CD Baby. I’m really quite proud of the music from the show and I hope you enjoy it!
Last Sunday I had the privilege of recording the cast of Midsommer Flight‘s production of “Twelfth Night,” performing songs from that show as well as other songs by Shakespeare. They were kind enough to post photos of the session on their blog. The music is fantastic, the performances are great, and the album will be available at their performances and online soon.
Thanks to director Beth Wolf and the cast of “Twelfth Night” for an excellent night of beautiful music and fun!
A few months ago I spent 2 weekends recording some amazing Indian musicians. It was an intense batch of sessions, but incredibly rewarding. We tracked over 2 dozen pieces live to tape, and shot video of the performances as they were being recorded. Here’s a video of one of the pieces I recorded and mixed.
For more information about this group, please visit the Indian Raga website.