Part of my job at the radio station is interviewing artists and organizers about upcoming concerts and festivals. One topic that comes up time and time again is the importance of experiencing a live event. Now, I don't want to disparage the value of a good recording (especially since I have a few of them … Continue reading A Shared Experience
If you've ever read the program notes I include with my pieces, you'll notice they are very sparse. That's intentional. I believe firmly that the listener brings their own experiences and sensibility to the music, and regardless of what inspired a piece for me, it may evoke something different for you. So I don't give … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings – The Story
I have to confess, I'm having an incredible musical year. In my last post, I talked about the (stressful!) process of writing the score for "The Doll." Well, the performance has come and gone, and the musicians did an incredible job, and the audience laughed, and my ego was well fed. Between that screening, and … Continue reading From the Studio to the Stage
Years ago I went to see Randy Newman, who was the guest artist at a concert with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He chatted with the audience from the stage, and talked about some of the challenges of film scoring. He recalled a time when he was asked to write an additional 2 or 3 minutes … Continue reading Why Did I Do This To Myself?
It's about time I put up a new post. It's also about spending time, about making time, and about time passing. Every week, I found myself thinking, "I need to post something - I'll get to it soon." Before I knew it, "soon" was long gone. Though I will say that I've spent a lot … Continue reading It’s About Time
Bet that title caught your attention. In 1984 in her Oscar acceptance speech, Sally Field said "You like me, right now, you like me!" It was one of those moments I'm betting she'll never live down. But a number of years later, I read an article about why that sentiment was actually not a bad … Continue reading Yes, I am that good.
New Year's Eve is here once again, and I have just enough down time today to reflect on this past year. Free time is a bit of a rarity for me recently! A lot of positive things have come to fruition this year. "Dreamcatcher" was released in July (you can hear it here, or purchase … Continue reading Rolling Into 2018