Hello and welcome! Here you will find examples of my work for film, television and concert hall, as well as what I've been working on lately and where you can hear some of my music. I hope you
I'm happy to report I was nominated for 2015 Daytime EMMY for "Outstanding Music Direction" for my work on ABC's "Born to Explore".
Very excited to have writen the new "Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V " theme song, "Can you feel the power?". you can check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A16Ilypv624
I scored Nicole Gomez Fishers new romantic comedy "Sleeping with the Fishes " staring Gina Rodriguez. You can catch it on HBO.
"Born to Explore" has been nominated
for 3 Emmy awards. I'm crossing my fingers in late June.
"Born to Explore" wins 11 Silver Telly award including best music for "South Dakota: Where the Buffalo Roam".
I'm happy to report that "Born to Explore" has been picked up for a third season. You can catch the season premiere of "Born to Explore, Scotland: The Highland Games " on Saturday October 5 on ABC at 11:00 am (check your local listings). For the score I was lucky to have Joanie Madden playing Penny Whistle.
Just finished scoring a commercial for a product called "My Charge ". You can check it out here:
2013 has been a good year for "Born to Explore". We've been nominated in two catagories for Emmy awards: Outstanding Travel Program and Outstanding Camera Achievement in Single camera Photography. We've won a number of awards including a Cynopsis Kids !magination Award in the Tweens category, a TELLY award for Cultural programing, and a 2012 Parent's Choice Gold Medal Award.
I've been working with a team on a HBO projest called, "On The Mat" .
"Hardcore Pawn" for TruTV is going strong. It's a lot of fun writing for that show.
This weekend (2-16-13) "Born to Explore" goes to South Dakota. It was a blast writing Copland-esc (as well as traditional guitar) music for this episode. Please check out "South Dakota: Where the Buffalo Roam" airing Saturday at 11:00 am on ABC.
I just finished writing the score for a great romantic comady feature film. Keep your eyes open for Nicole Gomez-Fisher's new film, "Sleeping with the Fishes .
I finished the 13th Episode of "Born to Explore: Namibia, Kissed by the Sun ". I'm halfway through season 2!
I just scored a commercial for a new product called, "Skinceuticals". It should be airing in the near future.
I'm happy to report that "Born to Explore" has been nominated for an Emmy in the "Outstanding Children's Series" category! You can view the competition here:
I've been orchestrating music for an incredible Soprano this last year and the project is finally complete! Please check out Maria Romo's new CD, "Tesori" (Treasure) "http://www.mariaromo.net
Working with the amazing Producer Olle Romo, ( Shania Twain, The Corrs, Lady Gaga, Nickelback, the Eurythmics to name a few) I orchestrated for String Quartet to full Orchestra.
Maria has an incredibly beautiful voice and her choice of songs are fantastic. Some songs you'll know but most are obscure and hauntingly beatiful. I don't have any favorites but if your only going to listen to one check out "Piangero la sorte mia" or "Quella fiamma ch m'accende" or maybe "L'amero saro costante" or...
I've been working on a new show for TruTV called "Hard Core Pawn " airing Tuesday evenings on TruTV.
This weekend (2-18-12) "Born to Explore " goes to Arviat Canada for the great Polar Bear Migration. Airing on ABC Saturday mornings at 11:00, this is one of my favorite episodes to date. More information can be found here:
I'm finishing up work on a project I'm involved with called "Frozen Planet". We're heading to Prague this Friday (2-17-12) to record the score. This series is basically part 2 of the "LIFE" series which will air on Discovery Channel in the near future.
A new weekly series I'm scoring called "Born to Explore ” is premiering on ABC's Weekend Adventure time slot on September 3, 2011 at 11:00 am. This weeks episode follows host and explorer Richard Wiese as he travels to Belize in search of Manatees.
I've just finished work on a documentary for Discovery channel called, "Jaws comes home ”. It's about Great White Sharks in Cape Cod. Lots of exciting Shark footage, close to home. The show airs during Shark Week kicking off July 31.
I finished a film for Animal Planet called, "Polar Bear, Spy on the Ice ”. This film was made with the help of 3 robotic cameras and the film maker ended up with some of the most amazing shots ever seen.
I had an Orchestral recording in Prague for Royal Wedding music. I'm sure everyone has had it up to here with Trumpets, still, it's always fun working with live Orchestra.
Happy New Year to all!
I've just begun working on a documentary for Discovery Channel called "Birth”.
This show has amazing footage shot inside the womb.
Another film coming up is a documentary about Polar Bears for Animal Planet. The
film was made using a newly invented robotic camera which can get up-close and personal with polar bears.
I Just finished work on an 8 part series for TrueTV called "Hardcore Pawn” and
now, on to season 3. You can check out an episode at http://www.trutv.com/shows/hardcore-pawn/index.html
Just finished an orchestral recording session in Prague for music for the CBS television shows, "Live To Tell ” and "48 Hours ”.
I've been working with producer Olle Romo on an interesting project involving an amazing opera singer. I've been writing the orchestral arrangements for a number of arias and art songs. I'll let you know who the mystery opera singer is when the CD is released, (soon I think).
I've just begun work on Mariette Monpierres new film. It's a drama filmed on location in Guadalupe.
I just finished work on a library cd for "Miami Pool Party ” which will air on Bravo. The library was lots of fun to work on because I got to write in the style of Latin Hip-Hop and Reggae-ton.
I've been lucky enough to have been involved on a great documentary project for the Discovery Channel.
It's an 11 part series called "LIFE" and is narrated by Oprah Winfrey.
Here is a link to one of the cues I scored:
The team has been to Prague three times to record the orchestra and we have one recording date remaining in February.
The series premiered on Sunday, March 21 at 8:00pm and will air through April 18, (I'll keep you posted when it airs again).
At a preview screening event at Lincoln Center in New York City there was a live orchestra performing along with the film, as well as performances in Los Angeles and Washington DC. It was great to hear the music live in the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall.
A pilot I co-wrote for CBS called "Live To Tell ” has been picked up. We're recording some of the upcoming shows music in Prague this weekend. I Love working with a live orchestra. I'll post the music as well as the "Live To Tell ” opening theme video next week.
Just finished work on what turned out to be the last "Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice”. This final episode is on Phil Spector. I'll post air dates when I get them.
I've just finished scoring a Pilot for the Biography channel called "Paranormal USA ”. The episode was about the Moth Man, very entertaining. The show airs on May 23rd at 3:00 pm.
I just finished a co-write on three "Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice” , including an episode about "Robert Blake ”.
I've just finished scoring a co-write for a new series on CBS called "Live To Tell ”. The show airs this Saturday night (Feb14th) on CBS at 10:00pm. It's a frightening story with a happy ending.
In December I finished up work on three episodes about serial killers for the Biography Channel. The episodes are about Jerome Brudos, Edmund Kemper and Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo. The air dates are as follows:
"Jerome Brudos ”, January 23rd @ 8:00pm on the Biography Channel.
"Edmund Kemper ”, January 30th @ 8:00pm on the Biography Channel.
"Constanzo”, February 6th @ 8:00pm on the Biography Channel.
A couple of other Biographies I scored are airing this month as well.
"Randy Couture ”, January 14th @ 8:00pm on the Biography Channel.
"Alexander Pichushkin ”, January 16th @ 8:00pm on the Biography Channel.
Also in December I finished working on a co-write show for National Geographic about "Air Force One ” as well as "Marine One ”. The documentaries are very interesting and the score ended up sounding great. I'll post the air dates when I get them.
I composed a Fanfair for Brass as the opening theme for a new series on ESPN Classic called, "Sunday Morning”. The show airs on Friday nights at 9:00 (and sometimes at 9:30pm).
A Biography I scored on "Randy Couture” is airing on November 11th at 8:00 pm on the Biography Channel. You can also catch "H. H. Holmes and the Murder Castle” on November 13th at 8:00 pm.
Just finished scoring a show for Discovery Channel called "9-11:The Towers and the Pentagon ”. This show will air Sunday, September 7th @ 8:00pm on the Discovery Channel.
I finished working on a Biography about a Russian serial killer called "The Chessboard Killer: Alexander Pichushkin”. I'll post the airdates when I get them.
I just finished a Biography on "H.H. Holmes ”. It ended up being a lot of fun to score. The show airs on Friday, June 13 at 9:00pm on the Biography Channel. I also just finished a Biography on "Randy Couture ”, you can watch it on Wednesday, August 6th @ 10:00 pm on the Biography Channel.
Finished working with Olle Romo on a string arrangement for a new Tara Blaise single called "Breathe". It 's now available on Itunes. You can see videos and hear her music on www.tarablaise.co.uk.
You can watch a show I scored called "The Unexplained: Psychic Children”airing on the Biography Channel on March 23 at 7:00 pm.
You can watch a show I co-scored on "Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice: Levine” airing on truTV on March 3rd at 10:00 pm. Another Dominick Dunne episode I scored on "Rouse” is airing March 10th at 10:00 pm.
I just finished scoring two Dominick Dunne episodes for truTV. One episode on "Von Bulow” and the other on "Safra". These shows are airing on truTV February 8th and 15th at 10:00 pm.
Just finished scoring three A&E Biographies: "Johnson and Johnson,” "The Rothschilds” and "The Bronfmans”for Jupiter Entertainment. I'll list air dates soon.
You can watch a show I scored called "The Unexplained: Psychic Children”airing on the Biography Channel on December 2 at 8:00 pm.
You can catch an A&E Biography I scored on the life of "Martha Stewart " on November 21 at 10:00 pm, on Biography.
A series I've been working on called "Beyond Top Secret” is airing November 2 at 8:00 pm and November 5 at 11:00 p.m. This episode is about Iran.
Just finished an A&E Biography on "Starbucks and Howard Schultz ".
A new season of "Hot Pursuit" has begun. The show airs every Tuesday night at 10:00 and 10:30 pm on Court TV. You can check it out at www.courttv.com
You can catch an A&E Biography I scored on the life of "Robert Blake " on July 6, 8:00 PM on A&E.
I just finished scoring music for a Court TV pilot called, "US Marshalls", will post the air dates soon.
"American Mystery Writers" has been airing again on Tuesdays @ 10:00 pm on Court TV.
Just finished scoring music for four episodes of "Hot Pursuit" airing on Court TV in March and April.
Finished work on a new pilot called "Putting it on the Map" airing on CNBC very soon.
The pilot I scored called, "Beyond Top Secret” has been picked up by the History Channel. It has also been submitted for 5 Emmy nominations.
Finished a pilot for the History Channel called, "Beyond Top Secret”. It first aired in November 2006.
Finishing up work as a co-writer on a new series called "American Mystery Writers" which began airing on Court TV in November.
The Corrs have released a greatest hits album and, while working with producer Olle Romo, I wrote string arrangements for "Angel" and "Summer Sunshine”.
A very talented artist, Tara Blaise, is reissuing her album "Dancing on Tables Barefoot”. I did all the string arrangements for the album, working with producer Olle Romo. I'm especially proud of "21 years" and "Fool for Love”. You can see the videos and hear the music on www.tarablaise.co.uk.
On October 28 at 8:00 PM, I have a show airing on the History Channel called "Skeletons of the Sahara".
On October 22 at 7:00 PM on the History Channel, I have a show airing called "Robo Warriors" about robots in the military.
I've just finished work on a show called, "Psychic Children" which airs August 11 & 17, at 8:00 PM on A&E Channel.
I'm just putting the finishing touches on a 1960's style score for an amazing animated short called, "Summer Breeze”. Check it out at www.summerfilm.com.
Scored a commercial for E*Trade called "Yin/Yang”. It’s been spotted on all major networks.
If you’re watching television on July 4th, look for Ameritrade commercials. I did a series of 4 different commercials which air throughout the day.
Just finished work on a pilot for the History Channel called "Psychic History" which airs June 26 at 9:00 PM.
A new series I worked on with Julian Harris called "One Week to Save Your Marriage" begins airing April 17 on The Learning Channel, Monday at 10 PM.
On April 6, the Biography Channel is playing a show I scored called "The Spy Next Door”.
Court TV is airing "The Deadly Drive of Clara Harris" at 9:00 PM.
In March I put together a very specific library for "Judge Hatchett”.
2005 and before, in brief:
A new series I scored called "The First 48" began airing on A&E.
I wrote a couple of pieces for the Denver Planetarium. If you’re ever in Denver, check it out. The planetarium show is called “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” and the music was recorded live with a full orchestra in Prague. (Update 12/06: The movie was also sighted at the Baton Rouge Planetarium, so it's apparently on tour all over the U.S.)
I wrote all the string arrangements for The Corrs' new Album, "Borrowed Heaven" working with the producer, Olle Romo. Check them out at www.thecorrswebsite.com. The entire album is great and my favorite songs are "Long Night" and "Silver Strand”.
I scored a film called "Kleopatra" which starred Alan Cumming and was directed by Nick Philippou. You can watch the film at this link.