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“We, Divine”

I got to score this beautiful dance video for Diablo Ballet, with choreography by Robert Dekkers and video by Walter Yamazaki. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

“We, Divine” from Walter Yamazaki on Vimeo.



Reviews for “When in Doubt” are in!

My score for When in Doubt has been called “intriguing” by SF Weekly, and “hypnotic” by the Huffington Post!  (Another paper called it “distracting”, though, so I’m 2 for 3.  Meatloaf would say that ain’t bad.)

I also get some studio time with the band to record a few songs this weekend, which I’m really looking forward to.



I like the way you ballet, no diggity, no doubt

This weekend, one of my collaborations with Post:Ballet will be showing at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  The show, “Four Plays”, will be performed Thurs-Fri, July 18 & 19.  I’m delighted and honored to get to be part of Post:Ballet’s fourth home season, and especially to get my music played at YBCA’s swanky Lam Research Theater, which I didn’t think would happen until I turned at least 40 or so.  We even got a preview piece in the Huffington Post!  (That’s another awesome point in the interblogtoobworld.)

Now that my work with the ballet is in its final push, I get to turn my attention to the score of Big Driver, which is currently in post-production, on its way to the silver screen.

Work with The Hangover Brigade is proceeding swimmingly, as well.  We’ve got a handful of shows coming up at Club 23 in Brisbane, as well as Milk Bar and the Monarch in SF.  We’ve also recently posted videos of a couple new songs, and there are more on our YouTube page:

Exit Strategy:

No Diggity (omg yes)

Hope your summer is going well! Mine sure is! =D



New work with Post:Ballet this weekend

Post:Ballet has commissioned me to score their new work this season, titled “When in Doubt”. It premieres this weekend, July 20-21, at the Herbst Theatre.

The SF Chronicle has generously done an interview and write-up of our piece in advance of its world premiere, and the California Literary Review also has a nice interview with Choreographer Robert Dekkers.

Here’s a sneak peek of the score for you:

And here’s a sample of past work we’ve done together:



Shooting my third short film next week

I’ll be composing the original score to another short film starting next week. This’ll be my third, and my second with director Robert Dekkers. More to come later!



“Still Around” wins a film award

Still Around, the HIV Story Project’s compilation featuring my short film “Ours” with Robert Dekkers, just won the Crystal Cactus Award for Best Feature Documentary, at the Out in the Desertfilm festival. Congratulations to all the cast and crew for the beautiful film we all made together!



Show time!

The first short film I scored, Ours is playing this Thursday, 12/01/11, at the Roxie Theater in SF @ 7pm, as part of Still Around. A number of the other filmmakers will also be there, if you’d like to join us!! Since the last time it played here in SF, it has screened in Prague, Czech Republic; Seattle; Milwaukee; and Bern, Switzerland. It’s playing tonight in Hamburg, and has upcoming screenings in South Africa, LA, Chicago, and many other places.

The more recent film, Bug Chaser, recently screened at the Dark Carnival Film Festival in Bloomington, IN, and I’m excited for more (and local) dates to start being announced.

I also recently recorded an album playing lead guitar on the amazing Tawnee Kendall‘s upcoming debut album. We’ll be playing our first show together at the Rockit Room on Saturday, Dec 17th, at 8pm as The Hangover Brigade. Come see us, and hear how awesomely we rock.



New dance project premiering this Friday

A sneak peek of my new collaboration with Post:Ballet will be showing this Friday at the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 5-9pm. I’ve crafted a really neat soundscape for this piece, and am excited to debut it – see you there!



Short film playing @ Frameline35

Last year, I scored a short film for the HIV Story Project’s film “Still Around”, and I just found out it’ll be having its West Coast Premiere at Frameline35 in June! I’ll be there with the cast & crew to celebrate its release, please join me!

Still Around
@ the Castro Theatre, for the Frameline film festival
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Friday, June 24, 2011, 1:15pm
http://www.frameline.org/

A recent review of its World Premiere in Boston described it, saying “The best films in this outstanding anthology give us … [t]he drama, dangers, and enrichment of finding out who you are–and laying claim to it–without letting labels get in the way.”



Recent projects I’ve been doing

So I recently performed the music for a ballet in San Francisco. The company was Post:Ballet, the piece was called “The Happiness of Pursuit”, and we performed the show two nights at the Cowell Theater. As usual, I was joined by my partner in crime, Joe Hickey, and this actually counts as my first show I’ve ever played on electric guitar… I feel like I’m breaking the law with that. =^b We got good reviews in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Speaking of Dance. We even got a nice mention on ABC7News. You can view a highlight reel here:

I also recently scored a short film for the HIV Story Project film compilation entitled “Still Around”. I don’t know how long it’ll be before the film is available for viewing online, but it’ll be making its way around film festivals within a few months, I gather.

Both of these things have got my creativity flowing, and I’m trying to crank out some new material while I’m on a roll. Woot.




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