“Festival of Light” and more

Greetings from the left coast!

Recent weeks have been incredibly exciting as I’ve been scoring the independent feature drama Festival of Light (that’s Diwali, not Hanukka), directed by Shundell Prasad.   The music has evolved into a beautiful mix of ethnic and cinematic elements, with a palette drawn from South America, Southeast Asia and guitar-driven rock accompanied by a lush string orchestra.  It’s hard to encapsulate just how inspiring it’s been to collaborate with the many musicians who have helped bring the score to life.

I’ve posted a few sneak peaks of the score in the Recent Work album, along with highlights from Jacob Kader‘s short film Quarter Magic– a delightful comedy that I scored a couple months ago.

Burning in the Sun continues to play at festivals all over the globe.  Check out the website for the latest information on screenings near you.

And if you somehow missed Life on Discovery Channel (or Animal Planet), rest assured re-broadcasts will come! And if not, you can still hear some of my contributions in the Music for Films album. The DVD is also available for purchase.


“Life”, the Universe and Everything

I’m excited to announce that the upcoming series Life on Discovery Channel will feature some of my original music. When I saw the original Planet Earth series, I couldn’t help but think about how great it would be to compose an orchestral score for such beautiful natural images– needless to say I’m thrilled to have contributed to the sequel. You can see the series starting March 21st.

In addition to scoring several scenes I also had the opportunity to orchestrate music for some of the series’ other talented composers. Working with them has been great fun!

In other news, Burning in the Sun has started to hit the festivals and has been wonderfully received in Santa Barbara and around the country. The film will be screening at Lincoln Center this Spring– check back soon for exact dates. Highlights from the score are featured on Picturebooks, available on iTunes.

More news is brewing, and I will update soon with hyperlinks– stay tuned!