My relationship with music began 12 years ago when I inherited an ancient Dell PC along with a prehistoric version of Fruity Loops. I started experimenting with sequencing - heavily influenced by The Crystal Method and their electrocinematic contemporaries like BT and Hybrid. Everything I wrote for several years was terrible, so I kept going... always compelled by the idea of offering something fresh to the sonic landscape. To this day, that's what continues to compel me. I'm known for expressing color and temperature through my music; texturing and weaving sounds together with enigmatic delays and washed out reverbs. My work is intricate, complex and personal - hopefully resulting in music that lives beyond a film.
I like the title Sonic Architect better than film composer. At the core of that is the idea that I don't want the scope of my music to be limited to cinema. I enjoy films and I enjoy when I have the chance to write music for the ones I believe in, but truthfully I never write the music you hear for the films, the directors, the “clients” as we’ve come to call them or any person in particular - not even for myself. I create because it’s in my design to do so. What I write is simply an overflow of interactions I have with brokenness. Some of it comes in dreams - other times it emerges from seasons of sorrow, humiliation, warfare, joy and pain. In each piece I am audibly sharing my human experience, and it is always amazing to hear from people who resonate with it.
I’m stoked that you’re interested in using my music for your project. I value your time, so please provide me with the following information and I’ll get back with you as soon as possible with a reply and quote. I’m looking forward to connecting...
I get a fair amount of requests to write original music for projects, but I don’t accept many of them because I don’t believe in being busy. I’m also a bit more high-maintenance to work with at times because I need to deeply resonate with your vision for your project before we start talking specifics. With that being said, my composing openings are limited until February 2015. Feel free to contact me and ask (I’ll work to reply to every email as time allows), but I make no guarantees...especially on larger bodies of work.
If I have the opportunity to write original music for your project, we’ll arrange a phone call or face to face meeting (hopefully over a meal) to map out the trajectory, timeline, specifics, workflow and delivery structure. At the end of the day I value relationship over policy, so I’m pretty chill when it comes down to the fine details. Pricing is always subject to the workload and timeline, and I’ll always work to put your needs above mine.
My Process & Tools
We all want instruments and textures that sound unique, but the truth is that nothing "out of the box" is going to blow your mind. I'm actually of the opinion that digital samples shouldn't blow your mind...they ought to be used to substitute the real thing until you can bring real musicians in to overdub.
For the last several months I've been hard at work on a new record called "Seasons: Chapter 1." Countless hours, coupled with many sleepless nights, have gone into the music you'll hear on it - and it's been exciting because I'm collaborating with several of my friends from all over the world on these tracks so we can release something that's versatile, fresh and deeply intricate.