Departure is my most recent cd, created in collaboration with the NYC trombonist Nelson Foltz and with lyrics by Juliette Commagere. It is a hybrid of jazz harmony, ambient soundscapes and popular song forms. You can listen to some of it below, read a review here or here, stream it on Spotify, or buy it from iTunes. More information at stillsounds.com.
I composed Parallel Worlds for the 'Oceans and Atmospheres' compilation by Deep Lever records, a project led by the LA composer Michael Bross. You can download the entire cd here.
I was Audio Supervisor for Golden Alligator Interactivities, which involved creating original music and sound design and producing and recording voice-overs for multimedia projects. Clients included Berliner Sparkasse, Deutsche Sparkassen Verlag, Styron, Padnity, Giropay and many others.
In collaboration with Nelson Foltz, I conceived and created the 5-cd Still Life series. Soundscapes and rhythms of magical realism created entirely without electronic instruments. The series has been played frequently on my two favorite radio shows: Echoes and Hearts of Space. More information is here and all of the cds are available from iTunes or to stream on Spotify.
Surya Namaskar is meant to accompany the yoga sun salutation. It is the Sanskrit mantras chanted over an ambient music background. 24 repetitions of the mantras complete one cycle. I created this for my own practice then made it freely available for anyone who wants to use it.
Composed and produced 'For Roland Posner', a spoken word/music hybrid piece with text by Ulrike Warmuth and published by Stauffenburg as part of '68 Signs for Roland Posner'. Available (in German) from Amazon.
As a freelance copyist/engraver I've prepared tens of thousands of printed pages of music in Sibelius, Dorico and Finale. This has included work for Boosey & Hawkes, Bärenreiter, G. Schirmer, Tan Dun, the Ernst Krenek Institute, Elena Kats-Chernin and music performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and others. I have also written a few guest blog posts about notation here and here.
I work occasionally as an assistant to Ari Benjamin Meyers including these projects:
Created the score and parts for the installation performance of 'Staatsorchester' as part of PAM2018 in Munich. More information here.
Worked on the Tino Sehgal segment of the ballet program 'Sehgal, Peck, Forsythe, Pite' at the Paris Opera. Programmed mockups for the rehearsals, prepared the score and parts and rehearsed the band.
Tracked and mixed the orignal music for As Time Goes by in Shanghai a film by Uli Gaulke. More info here.
Worked closely with the composer to orchestrate a symphonic version of 'Symphony X' that was premiered by the Brandenburger Symphoniker.
Prepared the 3-part score (nearly 40 feet long in total) for The Breathing Line, a collaboration between Anri Sala and Ari Benjamin Meyers exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Mastered 'Ich hasse Musik', a cd by die Damenkapelle.
Mixed and mastered 'Winterlicht', a cd by Matthias Arndt and featuring Julia Henke.
I worked on the Trailhead cd 'Leave me to Learn' with Leonardo von Papp. We tracked it together, he mixed it and I mastered it. Produced by Tobias Panwitz with Paul Keeves on bass and Henry Grant on drums. More information at trailheadmusic.com.
Tracked, mixed and mastered 'The Definitive Collection vol. 1' and did some tracking, sound design and mixing on 'Vol. 2' by The Blackbird. More information is at meetblackbird.com or stream them on Spotify.
Mastered the cd 'Our Friendship' by Eddie Pollock.
Transcribed and did MIDI programming for a snippet of Verdi to use in a cue for the David Krippendorf film 'Nothing Escapes my Eyes'. More info at nothingescapesmyeyes.com.
Binaural field recording of the sound installation 'Teque-Teque' by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. danielsteegmann.info.
Tracked and mixed 'All I Want for Christmas' by Shannon Callahan and The Blackbird. A nice reminder that Christmas isn't about material things. Watch the video here.
Co-Produced The Longing Hours cd by Nelson Foltz. This was our first attempt at trying to use a jazz vocabulary with pop and ambient elements and planted the seeds for the later Still Life stuff. It features a lot of great musicians from the NY scene - most notably Carolyn Leonhart and MaryAnne Marino on vocals. I played bass clarinet and alto flute on 'I See You Again'.
Audio production for interactive books from the Berliner Fraktalwerk publishing house. fraktalwerk.de.
Tracked, mixed and mastered the first German cast cd of 13 - the musical from the Halle Opera House. We tracked the band (Markus Syperek - MD/keys, Tobias Kabiersch - bass, Greg Dinunzi - gtr., Hannes Dullinger - drums) in Berlin at Paul Linke Studios, then recorded the cast on-site in Halle. Greg Dinunzi produced.
Tracked and mixed 'Es war einmal' by Markus Syperek and Frank-Lorenz Engels and 'Aschenputtel' with music by Marc Schubring for the Brüder Grimm Festspiel in four marathon days.
Co-produced (with Nelson Foltz) sessions at Clinton Studios in Manhattan for the cd tentatively titled 'Just Another Girl' by Jim Pugh and Kristin Berardi. It featured a lot of great NY musicians like Kenny Werner and Ken Ascher on piano, Steve Benson and Gerry Leonard on guitar and Bill Campbell on drums. Tracked by Troy Halderman and mixed by Dennis Wall. The project has unfortunately never been released.
Tracked 50 songs in 5 days for each of the play-along cds to the Piano gefällt mir series of books at rhythmus studio in Berlin. Edited and mixed/mastered two of them.
Created several hybrid sound design/music cues for the original Modern Theater of Myth production of 'The Fourth Wise Man' which premiered at the Hackesches Hoftheater in Berlin.
Audio production for several editions of the Little Ezra - Tales for Kids iOS app.
Tracked the band for the 'Laura's Stern' cd at rhythmus studio in Berlin. Original music by Niclas Ramdohr.
Tracked the band for the 'Apocalypso' cd by Ingo Naujoks at rhythmus studio in Berlin. Original music by Niclas Ramdohr.
Post-production for a bunch of audio books. Usually involves cleaning up the final version with iZotope RX but occasionally also editing the raw material against the manuscript and/or mastering.
Spent 4 days at Thilo Kuhn's studio in Degenfeld. Not only is it 100% analog but all the equipment is vintage 60's and 70's. Very cool place. I did flute overdubs there for the Monsieur Mo Rio cd 'The Sun Express'. You can hear samples and buy it from Bandcamp.
Wrote some horn charts and played tenor sax on the Coyote Love debut cd. Check it out here or stream it on Spotify.
Played flute on a few songs and mixed one of them for 'Wrap Them Up', a cd by David John Hull. More information here.
Wrote the horn parts and played tenor sax on 'Let's Get Married' from the MaryAnne Marino EP 'A Little Something'. With Nelson Foltz on trombone and Michael Leonhart on trumpet and recorded at his studio in NYC. maryannemarino.com.
Wrote the horn parts and played tenor sax on the Drop Band cd 'Dropout' for which I also acted as executive producer. We spent three days doing basics at a residence studio in upstate NY. Good band, good times. Two of the songs were used as source music and end-credit music for the Chris Claridge film Flophouse.
Played bass and some tenor sax on 'Almost Forgotten Tales' by at home. Availble from iTunes and on Spotify.
Back in the day I toured as a woodwind player with a bunch of musicals. One of them was the European tour of 'Hair' for which I also played tenor sax and flute on the cast cd. Fun fact: Adam Lambert was on this tour as well.