For the past 25 years I've been arranging and composing for Big Bands, Orchestra, and Small groups ranging in music genres.
I earned my General Music Studies designation from Berklee College of Music studying Orchestral Arranging, Jazz Arranging and Composing for Film & TV.
Sound Stage Recording
As a musical director for 20 years I have both in studio and live sound stage recording experience, directing and producing both small groups and large orchestras of various instrumentation.
Arranger and Composer
My skills as a writer allows me to fill an array of positions including sole composer, composer`s assistant, copyist, arranger, partial composer, and producer.
Software DAW Programs
For non live studio music I work with Finale,Pro Tools and or FL Studios to produce my music tracks in house prior to submission to directors and editors.
After detailed and accurate collaboration with all project executives I begin the creating process by writing a series of themes on paper to identify with the different moods and scenes as discussed. Once I have the basic musical flow of the project I then shift to my notation software to begin orchestrating the music, testing with different instrumentation combinations, and musical styles. If required I will research any unique or specialty instruments to reflect the films geographical or time period setting. After completing a first draft of some or all of the films music I will generate a mock listening track and submit it for review and continue that process until all parties involved are sanctified. Every film will have a different style and feel in nature therefore careful attention must be taken in order to provide the best out come for each project at hand.
Below are short demo samples demonstrating my work.
2012: The Movie
Earth's billions of inhabitants are unaware that the planet has an expiration date. With the warnings of an American scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor), world leaders begin secret preparations for the survival of select members of society.
Release date: November 13, 2009 (Canada)
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cops is a 1922 comedy short silent film about a young man (Buster Keaton) who accidentally gets on the bad side of the entire Los Angeles Police Department during a parade, and is chased all over town.
Release date: March 1922
Director: Edward F. Cline & Buster Keaton
Sense and Sensibility
When Elinor Dashwood's father dies, her family's finances are crippled. After the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor's sister Marianne is torn between the handsome John Willoughby and the older Colonel Brandon.
Release date: December 13, 1995 (Canada)
Director: Ang Lee | Story by: Jane Austen
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.
Release date: June 15, 2001
Director: Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise
If you require more information or have a project you would like to discuss please don`t hesitate to contact me