Thursday, June 26, 2008
During the spring — and mostly on trips to San Francisco — I worked on a piece for piano and percussion. Somewhat Stravinskyian, with a jazz-influenced middle section. It was an entry for the annual Percussive Arts Society Percussion Composition Contest (www.pas.org), and I’ve just received word that it took first prize in the category “Soloist with Percussion Ensemble.” Of course, you never really finish a piece until someone threatens to play it. And since that appears to be an imminent possibility, the score is out on the table and it's starting to get covered with red ink...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I'm delighted and honored to have been selected to participate in the Sundance Film Composers Lab in July and early August. I'll be working with one of the emerging filmmakers from the Institute's Feature Film or Documentary Film Programs, and getting coaching from some of the industry's finest composers. More information about the program is available at sundance.org: Select Film Music from the Explore Programs menu.
Friday, June 06, 2008
I’ve finished...or mostly finished...the score for Adam Brook’s horror feature, The Season, which will likely have its festival premiere in the Fall. There’s a mix of the opening credits in the website’s playlist. Further info about the film at www.theseasonthemovie.com.