What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Avant Classical Soundtrack Progressive Rock PLUS
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Writing, playing and recording for nearly 20 years. Have worked professionally with sound and/or music for 10 years, off and on, now completely focused on making a living at it. I love all kinds of music, and write in various styles, with a common thread being perhaps playfulness with a touch (or hearty scoops) of 'danger'... be it in my lyrical subject matter, harmonic choices, textures... where and however it manifests. Sometimes my music is light and lovely, sometimes traditional, but most often it lands slightly to the darkside. Frequently progressive/modern, 'avant-garde', thick and rich, raw, sometimes comedic. Whether vocal or instrumental, it often tells a story. I use whatever works to create my music. From traditional chamber ensemble music (i.e. oboe, cello, violin, piano) to sampled kitchen utensil percussion-driven jazz to hip-hop horror-pop built on sound effects, synths, and classical instrumentation.
I had no formal training in music or sound engineering when I began, teaching myself as I went and then eventually going to school for music, sound, film, and theater, 4.5 years total in college. Various awards + 2 fellowships in theatrical sound design. Then in June 2012 I received a Professional Music certificate from Portland CC.
I live in gorgeous Portland, Oregon, and am happy to make my home here while travelling the world as I'm called to work. I can create music for anything that needs it, though I'm especially interested in working with producers, directors, choreographers, and other composers who are interested in creating new works in collaboration.