• Finished the score for Tarkovsky-Time Within Time, a gorgeous documentary about one of my biggest heroes, Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. Based on his diaries, it features the voice of Oleg Vidov as Tarkovsky, plus lots of new interviews with some of his closest collaborators, including the late Tonino Guerra, Andrey Konchalovskiy, and Natalya Bondarchuk. It will premiere later this month at the São Paulo International Film Festival, aka MOSTRA.
• Finished the score for SCENE QUEEN, a new feature film by Austin filmmaker and writer Janet Harvey, about female teen bullies and social media. It's a raw, EDM-influenced electronic score that seemlessly blends with the film's world and the emotional , unfiltered performances of its actresses. Will keep you posted on performances!
INN PARADISO IS ON CD! LA's ORENDA RECORDS released INN PARADISO in a limited edition, with a ground-breaking cover design by artist Eron Rauch. 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 on the album see the INN PARADISO PAGE. Album is also available at iTunes, and of course at all the other digital outlets, but this limited edition hardcopy is worth having. Get it here.
• "Fear Itself", a video art piece by Eileen Cowin for which I had the pleasure of writing original music, is now part of the permanent collection at 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.