Have a look at a few of my favorite projects organized by: Ads & Brands, Podcasts, Film & TV, Museums, and Misc.
Ads & Brands
Vogue x Han Ji Min
My piece "Read the Sky" was the soundtrack to this Vogue campaign. Korean actress Han Ji Min stars in this Vogue Korea piece directed by Ray J. YI. It’s celebrating 50 years of Parisian jewelry company Van Cleef & Arpels. This campaign appears in the July 2018 issue of Vogue Korea magazine (check it out here). This placement was made possible by my friends at Marmoset.
The highly awarded, full-service advertising agency called M/H VCCP discovered my piece "Vignette for Glassware" via a licensing house called Rebel America Inc. They liked the vibe of the music for their AAA Insurance ad campaign and wanted me to custom score it to picture. They sent me the footage, a fantastic creative brief, and I had a blast. Spanning TV, radio, OOH ("Out Of Home" advertising), social, and digital, the “Check” campaign utilizes the simplistic power of just one symbol; the check mark.
For more info about this campaign and to watch the tv commercial visit HERE
Dropbox presents: Resettled
I am so honored that my music could be a part of this heartwarming short film called “Resettled!” Dropbox tells Abdullah’s story on behalf of the International Refugee Assistance Project. Thank you Marmoset for helping connect my music to amazing projects like this!
My music is the soundtrack for this Eddie Bauer film featuring whitewater kayaker and Eddie Bauer Athlete Chris Korbulic travels to Peru for an adventure out of the rapids and into the mountains of the High Andes where he immersed himseif in the Peruvian culture and landscape.
Jane Goodall's MasterClass
I had the privilege of providing music for Dr Jane Goodall's MasterClass. The project was a direct collaboration with the creative team at MasterClass.com. MasterClass discovered my music on Marmoset's catalog and asked if I'd be willing to collaborate. MasterClass premiered the class at a screening/Q&A event in New York City with Dr Goodall. The class was featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the MasterClass app was named App of the Day on the Apple app store.
Majestic Athletic is the official uniform provider for Major League Baseball. 'Designing for the Female Fan' was produced by Grain & Glass and directed by Michael Nielsen and features my track 'I Remember This Place' which incorporates the sounds of me drumming on books, pages turning, hitting couch cushions, humming, whistling, singing wine glasses, and guitar. Music courtesy of Marmoset.
In the summer of 2018 I signed a 55 track deal with NPR to help soundtrack their hit show Invisibilia. The show has received rave reviews from The New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, USA Today, The Guardian, and many more. Each episode reaches an average of 1.5 million listeners. The show is about how unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
The Nod is a podcast produced by Gimlet Media. They used my music in their "The Legend of RZA and The Last Airbender" episode: A young man named Eric embarks on an epic quest to figure out why so many Black folks love kung fu. He seeks the wisdom of two teachers, including RZA of The Wu-Tang Clan and the lead martial arts consultant on "Avatar: The Last Airbender." Will he discover what it takes to become a true master?
The Findings Report
A new buisness podcast called The Findings Report presented by United Talent Agency used my music in this episode. My piece "Balance" starts at the 16:14 mark:
Film & TV
Amanda to the Rescue
One of my pieces was used in a great new show on Animal Planet produced by Indigo Films called Amanda to the Rescue (season 1, episode 9 "Lava Dogs"). In this episode Amanda and her family embark on a mission to help shelters on the Big Island of Hawaii that have been overrun with displaced animals following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in May 2018.
It premiered on tv December 23rd, 2018.
One of my pieces was used in TransMilitary which chronicles the lives of four American transgender troops defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. It premiered at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2018 and won the Audience Award. It toured the US appearing at many festivals like AFI DOCS, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and Frameline. It received excellent reviews from The Hollywood Reporter, Austin Chronicle, and more (view on Rotten Tomatoes). It is distributed by Gravitas Ventures and was made available to over 50 million households during its television debut on the Logo network Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8PM ET/PT. Check it out on iTunes
Outside with Greg Aiello (PBS)
My pieces “Lantern” and “Hymn” were part of the soundtrack to a nationally aired PBS show called Outside with Greg Aiello which is a national outdoor travel show that airs in over 80 percent of households in the US. Outside also airs internationally and on the entertainment network for United Airlines. Produced by 18Thirty Entertainment, season 2 episode 9, Greg explores Iceland. “Lantern” starts around 2:40 and “Hymn” starts around 6:00.
Cops and Refugees join forces in Boise
Marmoset placed two of my tracks in a documentary funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York called American Beat: Cops and Refugees join forces in Boise. Produced by Brooklyn NY based company Blue Chalk, the film shows the Boise Police Department’s groundbreaking refugee mentor program. It premiered on Idaho PBS and went on to be aired nation-wide on PBS World channel throughout the month of July 2018. It also screened at the New York Short Film Festival and The Justice Film Festival at The Sheen Center, NYC, and was highly commended in the Short Documentary category AIB - Association for International Broadcasting in London!
Marmoset placed my music in this SURFER Magazine documentary about pro surfer Noah Cohen’s quest to represent Canada in the 2020 Olympics. Follow the story of Noah Cohen, a professional surfer from a small town on Vancouver Island. When an injury threatens to take away all he’s ever known, he’s forced to consider a life without surfing and find the strength to overcome. The film was screened at the Whistler Film Festival. Directed and Edited by Nate Laverty, Water Cinematography by Kyler Vos, written by Andrea Turner.
My music was part of the soundtrack to a tv show in Spain. It’s called Frontera Europa (Episode #11) and is a reality “Cops” kind of show which aired on La 2 TVE (think BBC 2 equivalent). Check it out, my piece starts at the 37:30 mark:
San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art discovered my piece 'Wonder Wild' and felt it captured the spirit of their rebranding campaign and grand re-openning. I made the piece by banging on wine glasses, djembe, and spinning coins and plates on various surfaces. This film was a Finalist in the International Music+Sound Awards and was produced by Avocados & Coconuts.
Independence Visitor Center Philadelphia
If you ever visit the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia you'll hear my music in the orientation exhibit screened in their newly renovated theater! The Marmoset team crafted this custom license with the Emmy-winning firm Bluecadet Interactive who have been integral in the re-brand and renovation project for the visitor center which serves more than 2.5 million guests each year.
The Jewish Museum, New York
The Jewish Museum in New York used my music in this trailer for their "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich" exhibit. Through some 160 works, this exhibition presents the artistic output of Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, and others, exploring a little-known chapter in the history of modernity and the Russian avant-garde.
"a crisp and enlightening exhibition" — The New York Times
"a deeply satisfying introduction to an overlooked moment in art history" — WNYC
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum commissioned film maker Evan Mann to create this short film and my music is part of the soundtrack. The film was premiered at the museum for Mann's MakeARTtalk presentation at an Untitled Final Fridays event.
Vinaya Bhagat’s Trickster, published by HarperCollins used my music as the soundtrack for this cool and creepy book trailer!
Save Blue Creek
Western Rivers Conservancy's Save Blue Creek campaign was led by creative agency Instrument. They worked with acclaimed photographers and filmmakers, including Andy Maser from National Geographic. This video helped raise more than $1 million for a great cause and has been featured in Outside Magazine Online. The soundtrack includes my piece 'Hymn' which features me singing in 4 part harmony. Music courtesy of Marmoset.
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
MassArt used my music in their #MyMassArt campaign highlighting students from their program. Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a publicly funded college of visual and applied art, founded in 1873. It is one of the oldest art schools, the only publicly funded free-standing art school in the United States, and was the first art college in the United States to grant an artistic degree.