The Hottest August receives its NYC premiere on June 16th at the BAMcinemaFest. Imagine an alien archeologist coming to NYC for a summer and taking home a bit of evidence to the mothership. A strange, profound, funny, and beautiful film. Listen to a few selections from my score below.
The Hottest August is a fantastic new feature doc directed by Brett Story that is haunting and surprising and tickles your brain, eyes, and ears. I loved writing the score - which features the incredible overtone sax playing of one of my frequent collaborators Thomas Giles (also on 306 Hollywood and A Period of Animate Existence). We’re excited to announce the first round of festival premieres at True/False and SXSW.
True/False Film Festival | February 28 - March 3, 2019 | Columbia, Missouri
SXSW Film Festival | March 8 - 13, 2019 | Austin, Texas
The Google Search On video series is profiling some pretty amazing people from all over the world. I wrote the score for this episode about Gitanjali Rao and the Flint water crisis.
I will be speaking on a fantastic panel as part of DOC NYC’s series on Post Production Secrets. Joined by composers Jonathan Kirkscey (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?) and Wendy Blackstone (Lost in Florence). Moderated by Nathan Halpern (Minding The Gap).
Tuesday November 13th. 2:15PM – 3:15PM
Cinepolis Chelsea Theater 6
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Come for the movie, stay for the afterglow. I will be part of a Q&A with Peter Golub (Director, Sundance Film Music Program) following the theatrical screening of 306 Hollywood this weekend in LA at the Laemmle Royal in Santa Monica. We will discuss all of the things. Sunday October 14th at 7:50PM.
I had a great time speaking with radio host Marty Moss-Coane and Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips about this year's oscar nominees for best film score. I rooted for Phantom Thread but - spoiler alert - it didn't win.
Listen to the archived show here.
We had a fantastic time in Park City, UT at the Sundance 2018 Festival. 306 Hollywood was the first documentary to ever screen in the NEXT category, and we were honored to be included with some seriously groundbreaking films. Look forward to distribution news, and in the meantime enjoy this scene excerpt.
Children, Elders, and Machines contemplate the future in a time of dire ecological predictions and rapid technological change.
Pig Iron Theatre presents a work of symphonic theater in five movements - featuring nearly 90 performers including Contemporaneous chamber orchestra, The Crossing choir, PhiloMusica, and dozens of community choristers.
Purchase tickets at the FringeArts site.
September 22-24, Philadelphia.
Pig Iron Theatre and I are grateful to receive a 2017 New Music USA grant towards the completion of our epic symphonic theater piece "A Period of Animate Existence."
Our piece features nearly 90 performers including musical collaborations with The Crossing Choir, Contemporaneous chamber orchestra, PhiloMusica, and dozens of singers from local community choirs.
The premiere is scheduled for Sept 22-24, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at University of Pennsylvania.
The Period of Animate Existence team (Dan Rothenberg, Mimi Lien, and I) are 2016-2017 artists-in-residence at University of Pennsylvania. We will be collaborating with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities to develop our new symphonic-theater work for children, elders, choirs, orchestra, and machines. Read more about it here.