Blog

This blog contains the latest updates on my new music compositions, and comments about using music in film, theater, and video games.

June 3, 2021

Russian Folk Song: Katyusha

Russian Folk Song: Katyusha I recently responded to a request for an instrumental Russian folk song. So I searched for an upbeat folk song with a catchy melody. And the one I settled on is […]
June 20, 2021

To a Higher Plane

To a Higher Plane I have been subscribing to a music A&R (Artist and Repertoire) company, TAXI.com. This company supplies music tracks to production music libraries, record labels, and film and TV producers. TAXI.com regularly […]
June 29, 2021

In the Name of God

In the Name of God I have been working with two wonderful filmmakers at the London-based  G22 Studios; Stephen Noorshargh and Sulymaan Hameed. They filmed a 22-minute, beautiful tale of morality titled “In the Name of […]
August 7, 2021

Escher Stairs: A Musical Analogue

Escher Stairs: A Musical Analogue I have been working with Jason Sherman on a film titled “Cutting Corners”. It is an activist documentary about builders and contractors cutting corners while building new structures in Philadelphia. […]
August 14, 2021

Escape from the Morons; for Video Game

Escape from the Morons; for Video Game My son has been editing video game playbacks, putting video game clips against music. He loves the game “Escape from Tarkov”, and asked that I compose similar music. […]
September 15, 2021

Film Score during Credits

Film Score for Credits I recently finished scoring a documentary film, “Cutting Corners”. This film is produced by Jason Sherman, of Delphia Entertainment. The film is about unscrupulous developers and contractors who demolish and construct […]
October 4, 2021

High Eagle

High Eagle I was recently asked to try my hand composing a background score for an introductory portion of an upcoming film titled “High Eagle”. The film is a documentary about Jerry Elliot, a physicist, […]
November 16, 2021

Mysterious Theme

Mysterious Theme I composed this short piece simply as an exercise at a different style. A set of ostinatos serve as a background accompaniment. The foreground melody is played by English horn, then clarinet and […]
December 10, 2021

Spaghetti Western

Spaghetti Western Back in December, 2020, I composed a pair of short cues, that I labeled “Creepy Western”. Now, I have expanded one of them, that had been titled “Suspenseful Prelude”. In honor of the […]
January 29, 2022

Joyful Jam

Joyful Jam In preparation for the “Global Game Jam” in January, 2022, I played with a tune that I titled “Joyful Jam.” This is a moderately cheerful tune, primarily electronic, with a few organic instruments […]
January 31, 2022

DualKitty

DualKitty For the “Global Game Jam” in January, 2022, I contributed music tracks to the game “DualKitty” (about 90% of the music used in the game) The theme for this Global Game Jam was “Duality”. […]
February 22, 2022

Melancholy Ivories

Melancholy Ivories This short cue is in response to a request for submissions to TAXI, an A&R company. The request was for a cinematic-based piano underscore cue. In other words, it should be primarily piano, […]