My bucket list just got shorter. My new record is out now on BMG Production Music! Being published by a major label helps get my music to the global film industry. It’s also on Spotify, iTunes, and all that. This chance arose when a London label called Dynamic Music asked if I’d write quirky music: *I slowly turn, remove my glasses, and quietly reply: “quirky you say?…strap in!”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 and a former Iraqi translator for the U.S. military, Saif Al Anbagi, who dreams of becoming a police officer. 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 Justice Film Festival at The Sheen Center, NYC.
One of my pieces was used in TransMilitary, the first feature length film project to receive funding from the GLAAD Media Institute. It 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, Florida Film Festival, MSP Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Spectrum Film Festival, Frameline, Outfits, and Cinema Q. It received excellent reviews from The Hollywood Reporter, Austin Chronicle, and more (view on Rotten Tomatoes). I was fortunate to attend the premiere!
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:
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.