In Depth: Mud Water

This musical excerpt features samples from a recording of 'Petrushka', composed by Igor Stravinsky.

The Mud Water Project was a multidisciplinary theater project bringing together turf dancers, ballet dancers, music and spoken word artists. Utilizing acting and improvisational dance, while exploring real human emotions and life experiences, the project sought to give the turf dance community opportunities to share its stories, art, and truths in a concert-style setting and to audiences often beyond its reach.

This was my first opportunity to write music to be danced to - it was fun to attend the rehearsals, observe and learn from the dancers and let their creativity inspire my work.

More info about the project can be found here.

Was It Worth It?

Was It Worth It?

For all you freelancers out there, I built a 'project personality matrix', for fun and to hopefully help me to continue to make thoughtful work choices.

The idea is to grade current/future/past projets in different categories that matter to you, which gives you a score out of a 100. It's fascinating to see how various projects line up.

Adjust the weights / categories of importance to suit your needs !

Link: WiWi Score

Guest Mix: 40 Days in 62nds

'40 Days in 62nds' by Yours Truly.'

I was recently asked to contribute a guest mix to Lynchland: "I thought it would be fun to put together a narrative sort of mix, only using songs shorter than 60 seconds, and keeping the work of David Lynch in the back of my head." There's music in here by The Books, Sergei Prokofiev, Joanna Brouk, Michael Nyman, Michael Giacchino, Franz Waxman, Jon Brion, Andrew Hale, Fidgital, Jaga Jazzist, Edd Kalehoff, Yes, Yasuaki Shimizu, Elliott Smith, Hiatus Kaiyote, Van Dyke Parks, Sufjan Stevens, Brian Eno, These Arms Are Snakes, Wendy Carlos, The Fucking Champs, The Girls Red Guard Dancers, George Harrison, Bernard Herrmann, Asuka Sakai, & Yu Miyake.