Introducing ComposerDad, your new favorite composer who is also a dad. Follow his adventures on the brand new podcast (and video series!). On Episode One, the unflappable ComposerDad encounters mysterious BIBLE while out with his kids at the Tot Park. BIBLE challenges ComposerDad to create a catchy tune on smallness inspired by Bethlehem and Michael 5:2. No problem!
I'm excited to announce that a great kids book I collaborated on is now available via Amazon!
Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing
by Marilyn Singer with illustrations by Kristi Valiant
It's a fantastic book full of poems all kinds of dance and musical styles. I wrote all the music for the companion audio CD that has each poem read by the author. Tons of fun!
In honor of not going to bed on time, I have a new spruced up website! It features this sharp picture by Cappy Hotchkiss, demos from my latest Cities Project, and my foray into TypeForms, the snappy new form maker. I made one for my Tribute Songs and one to challenge me to write something odd on the Bible. I'm hoping they are constructive and just weird enough. Enjoy!
The legendary Duck and Giraffe T-Shirt debuted in 2003. When supplies quickly ran out, the design was placed into the vault... UNTIL NOW.
Our new Video Album, In the Clocktower, from the Spark & Echo Band is now available. Yay!
Here is a draft of the second track from my upcoming Portasound Proverbs Album. This was a collaboration with my baby boy Walter. He loves to improvise on my keyboards so I set him up with lots of samples I made on the Portasound and turned him loose.
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Slumpy Moonbeams are not the only things that bother me in the night. Some would say I have a problem with sleepwalking, or rather "sleep events." One of the cool things about being married is now I have someone to report back to me what happens in the night. Unfortunately for Emily, my sleep events usually happen early in the night just as she is finally falling asleep. I fall asleep instantly while it takes her a long time. Just as she is drifting away is when I might start swinging at the air, climb across the bed, or try to save her from a giant spider. I fall back to sleep right away but she has to stop panting from my startle and start all over.
Emily and I conceived our Video Album project before we conceived our first child. Now Walt is six months and our video album is almost done...
I've been working on and off as an independent contractor for the last several years, and now more recently as a full-time employee, for High 5 Games. High 5 Games is a worldwide leader in developing slot machines, creating hundreds of games for the casino floor, social media and mobile apps. I am one a several composers and sound designers that creates sound and music for the games.