I come from a family of scientists. As a result, I advanced through music somewhat linearly; starting classically trained, progressing through jazz, and landing somewhere in the contemporary bubble. When writing, I pull strongly from my roots and my past training. My music tends to represent this in its eclectic, hybrid nature in both genre and style. While at the Berklee College of Music, I found a home for my restless spirit of adventure in scoring new media. The tools and techniques available today allow for endless pushing of the envelope. I am at home behind the drums, in front of an orchestra, or surrounded by computers. In any scenario, I will find a way to make music. I greatly enjoy collaborations and look forward to every project we take on.
From the time I began composing music, my goal has always been to convey a flowing story with music. When I was writing my first songs, the style of music that I was most familiar with was progressive rock, so this genre became the medium through which I expressed myself. During my time at Berklee College of Music I became very comfortable in a digital audio and sequencing environment and learned the subtle nuances of MIDI mockup. These new tools help to expand the complexity of what I want to say with music. When writing for media I am always pushing myself to make as much use of the digital tools at my disposal in order to create an experience that could not have existed 20 or even 10 years ago!
I started playing music very young, so it’s hard to remember a time when expressing my emotions through music was not a natural part of me. I started playing professionally in restaurants and musicals when I was 12, and since then the number of projects, bands, gigs and lessons learned has continued to grow. At Berklee College of Music I became officially obsessed with taking raw musical material and crafting it into works of perfection with technology, a mixer’s ear, and producer’s inspiration. That goal of perfection is of course forever ahead of me but that is what makes this field always challenging, and certainly never boring. I’m excited to make music for the rest of my life and inspire as many as possible through this art.