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This was originally a sketch I wrote for a recent scoring gig I had. It wasn’t the direction they were going for, but I really like the vibe, groove, and sounds I was getting with the strings.

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My brother Jed has asked me to write the music for his upcoming iOS video game, EDO SUPERSTAR!!! It’s about a ninja monkey kicking some serious evil villan a$$ all over ninja. We just completed the main theme, and I’d like you all to hear it!

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My friend Nick Carignan creates his own animated web-series, and he asked me to write a short theme song for his new webisode! This one is about a naked stranger who was folding laundry in someone’s house - which apparently is a true story…. EEK!

The theme is a quirky little organ trio, supposed to be tongue in cheek a little bit. Don’t these MIDI samples swing!??! ;P

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"Delayed Angels" is a new piece that will accompany a beautiful time lapse short film of LA. Written in January 2013, it features 10 winds, strings, and marimba, plus a beat with sounds field recorded from our film sites - you hear basketballs, fence doors closing, people playing in the park, metallic road railings, etc.

Hope you like this experiment in classical/electronic dance art music! I know I had a blast writing it. Enjoy ya’ll!

For flute, oboe, english horn, clarinet, bassoon, marimba, violin, viola, cello, bass, plus the beat! If you want score/parts to perform, email me and I’d be happy to share.

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Here is a little Japanese, orchestral vignette to accompany my brother Jed’s new Ukiyo-e Heroes release, “Trouble Afoot”. Featuring Shakuhachi, Koto, and 6 Taiko drummers, the music blends traditional Japanese scales with big Hollywood-esque brass sounds to get a very exciting effect.

I was trying to write something that sounded like an ambush: subtle, ominous introduction that breaks into a brassy, action-packed explosion. Hope you enjoy!!

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A couple weeks ago, I visited my brother, Jed, who was presenting his Ukiyo-e Heroes at the CTN Animation Convention in Burbank, CA. As usual, we grabbed Japanese food for dinner, and Jed introduced me to Lane Garrison, a fellow illustrator who does character design in LA. Lane shared his portfolio and I was severely impressed by his imagination and deft skill. I asked him if I could write some music to accompany his art, and he was quick to offer a set of three mermaids he did as a color study. (Check them out at his blog cuz they’re amazing!! http://oolongchronicle.blogspot.com/2012/10/mermaids-and-other-things.html)

Here is the “blue” mermaid, which clearly has an arctic setting. When writing the music, I was shooting for clear bright sounds to represent light and ice. There are several distinct melodies in this one (a la Disney, Dreamworks), but also some abstract textures to emote the alien-like quality to the arctic, a place few humans ever enter.

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After logging serious hours on Logic, I produced this orchestral “mock-up” of the music I wrote from my brother’s new Ukiyo-e Heroes release - “Swift Kill!” As I said before, the music is a throwback to Looney Tunes music by Carl Stalling. I’ve always been impressed and inspired by the quick style changes (classical, latin, circus, etc.) and quirky instrumentation associated with this music. This was a lot of fun to write, and I hope you have just as much fun listening!

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I’m writing some cartoon-esque music for a new Ukiyo-e Heroes project my brother is working on. The inspiration was Looney Tunes music from the 1950’s (i.e. Tom and Jerry, Roadrunner…). If it sounds schizophrenic to you, then I’ve accomplished my goal! Here is the MIDI export from the Sibelius score - a musical sketch if you will. I’ve also attached a page of the score, so you can get a visual of what these sounds actually look like on the page, cool huh? Can you recognize the quotes from a 90’s Sega game?? Next, I hit up Logic for hours and hours and make this thing sound like GOLD!

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Jake Wyatt is an excellent illustrator, storyboarder, and comic artist in LA. After seeing some of his art on his blog, I asked him if I could write some music for this short, one-page comic. He was really excited and open-minded about this prospect, and told me about the Indian/early-oriental vibe he was going for in these frames. Beautiful work, Jake!!

Musically, I loosely borrowed from Indian Hindustani scales and instruments, and mixed them with minimalism from the 20th century (i.e. Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Adams). I hope you all dig this one, I had a lot of fun writing it. Thanks, Jake!! 

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Background music for a short story my friend wrote about my experience working at Disneyland. Look out for the story in the next couple days - it’s very entertaining…

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