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June 2022 I have a big show coming that I can't really talk about yet, but it should be really good.
I did go to the InfoList Pre-Comic Con Party for the first time in a few years, a few weeks ago and got hang out with see some co-conspirators - THAT WAS FUN !
2019 -21 For the last few years I've been doing some projects with JC Dwyer from Megatrax, a music library, which has been a nice change of pace. I've also been writing some music for the new Spongebob spinoffs: Kamp Koral and The Patrick Show.
2018-19 I actually took some time off and stated do a bit more bass and guitar playing. I do miss some of that as I spent many of my early years playing in bands and touring. It was a nice break
2016-2017 Season 3 and 4 of the Transformers series. Big fun with the Kiner Kiner gang - he has both of his sons working with him now.
My old friend "Spongebob Squarepants" is finally back to series form after the last feature installment. It's always a challenge to get just the right feeling for the Sponge. The first piece a kind of avant grade art music adventure. I look forward to more in coming weeks.
I'm really excited to work with my friend and neighbor Kevin Kiner on "Transformers: Robots in Disguise". Just starting the new season right now which will go for the next 4 or 5 months. Nothin' but fun! (well it's really a lot of work doing the big orchestral / dub step / techno score, but it is still fun)
I really love the Bourne scores by John Powell, which have shown up just about everywhere in the action realm. Doing a new take on some of that stuff for a new show that I can't talk about right now, but it should be a good one.
Looks like Duck Dynasty is having a wedding - swampy wedding music!!
I have also started teaching the most amazing Music Theory method that I know of, called the Equal Interval System. It was created by the musical genius of Lyle "Spud" Murphy, who was around for most of the 20th Century. He was the primary arranger for Benny Goodman back in the late 1930s to mid 40s. He became a staff arranger and composer at Paramount in the 1950s during which time he wrote many dance arrangements for Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire, arranged the Three Stooges Theme, scored some films and had his own jazz group for a while. Rumor has it that he also dated a young lady named Marilyn Monroe at some point - he was quite a cad. Part of the reason he started writing his theory method was that other composers at Paramount were asking why his arrangements sounded better than evereyone else's, thus the Equal Interval System was born. It has nothing to do with the 12 Tone System of Arnold Schoenberg, just to be clear. Spud had a very interesting and effective method of organizing music and you can write any style using his system. It was amazing to study with him for 6 years in the late 1980s & 90s, when he was in his 80s, and his intelligence and humor were as sharp as a knife - he was an amazing and gifted musician, composer, arranger and theorist.
NBC has a new Bear Grylls show on this summer called "The Island". I just finished a large batch of Island Tension - really had some fun with this one. I look forward seeing the show this summer.
Just Looks like the Duck Dynasty folks are off to Scotland for the new season - happy to help with the Scottish fare.
June 2014 / ASCAP FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS
Just had the pleasure of attending the 2014 ASCAP Film & TV Awards show for the 4th consecutive year. It was really great to see many friends and colleagues and catch up to their latest happenings. I was especially moved by the inaugural Shirley Walker Award presentation that went to Wendy Melvoin and LisaColeman. Boy, they've come a long way from their days with Prince!
July 2014 / ALIEN ENCOUNTERS 3 on SCIENCE CHANNEL
Happy to watch some of the new season of Alien Encounters. Quantum computers and all kinds of very interesting things going on in that show. I'm glad to be a part of it and loved writing some music for it.