Composing

Zed Is Dead Baby

Recently I read about a company that wanted something similar to this song by Aphex Twin and they were paying about $20,000. That’s Mr. Aphex Twin below (obviously at the beach). I tried […]

Music Of The Stars

The mind blowing thing about John Cage was removing the individual as the composer. He took astronomical charts and put transparencies of staff paper over them, then had pianists play […]

Last year I scored a short film entitled Safar  for a new director Mariam Zaidi. She was born in Dubai where her parents are migrant workers. But in Dubai health […]

Best Sax Ever

She once told me she has an aversion to the sounds of saxophones. Preposterous n’est-ce pas? But she isn’t alone, others since confided in me…also women….also born in the 70s…. […]

  Love this. The James Bond theme written by Monty Norman was written earlier for an Indian Musical. Likewise Fortunella by Nino Rota written for Fellini was later re-purposed for […]

Moves and Movies

Sometimes musicians who want to score films ask me how to get in. They need to meet producers and directors and make them aware of the work. During HotDocs those […]

This may look like a bunch of hair playing guitar but it is in fact Mr. Sexsmith and he came to my windowless messy studio recently (as did Meg Tenant, […]

The crystal ball of email presented me two requests this week to make string arrangements which is a nice problem to have. I like to find within the song some […]

In an interview from the 80s with Keith Jarrett regarding electronic instruments he said “I just feel as though I’m in a room with a smoker”. That pretty well summed it […]