• Well, we're in Chicago now! While I'll be back in LA regularly for filmscoring work and meetings, we set up our tents in this magnificent town with questionable weather. I'll be teaching classes in film scoring as part of the graduate Music Composition for the Screen program at Columbia College Chicago, where I'm taking the place of my good friend Gary Chang. Just found a new place to live, too, looking at a panorama of skyscrapers from my studio window. Pretty exciting.
• "Fear Itself", a video art piece by Eileen Cowin for which I had the pleasure of writing original music, was just purchased by the LA County Museum of Art. I'll be sure to post here when it is on display!
• Very excited (and quite flattered, I'm not ashamed to admit) that I was invited to be part of a whole new licensing library: HOLLYWOOD ELITE COMPOSERS is a new initiative that approaches licensing existing music for film, TV and other media differently, in ways that are better both for the folks looking to license music as well as for the folks who created that music in the first place. And I have to say I'm in VERY inspiring company there: HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS, RACHEL PORTMAN, ANNE DUDLEY, JEFF BEAL, GARRY SCHYMAN, BRUCE BROUGHTON, the list goes on. Have a look.
INN PARADISO IS OUT! It's an album of thickly layered music played by multitudes, fuzz-boxed folklore from a people not yet discovered. Electronic, acoustic, steam-driven, all at the same time. For more info see the INN PARADISO PAGE. Album is available at iTunes, and of course at all the other digital outlets. And LA's very own ORENDA RECORDS will be releasing INN PARADISO in a limited edition. Super proud to join this amazing group of artists.
Here's a teaser video about the music. And yes, there really are escalators, trains, wolves and a whole lot more stuff in there. Enjoy!

Michael Polish's breathtaking BIG SUR is now on DVD & iTunes! This beautiful film - a New York Times Critic's pick, no less - is based on the novel by Jack Kerouac, stars Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell, Stana Katic and Anthony Edwards, was shot by the amazing David Mullen and features a score by yours truly, together with Bryce and Aaron Dessner (of The National.) You can preview and download the end title on my blog "kubisms". There you'll also find a link to an article at the ASCAP blog about my music for it.