As a composer I spend most of my time creating underscore which is added to the already filmed and edited picture.  Sometimes though I get the chance to make music for a specific scene before it is shot. After recording the music I then oversee the production and post production process, working with the actors and sound and camera and editing crews to get the best finished result possible. My technical editing background as well as my creative aesthetic make this a fun job for me. On this page you can see a few examples of this work.

Malcolm in the Middle

Dewey longed to write an opera but couldn't find a story strong enough. Then one night he heard his parents argue. This was nominated for an Emmy.

It lost.

Malcolm in the Middle

From Dewey's opera, Hal sings his heartfelt ode to the queen of his heart Lois.

Malcolm in the Middle

The mens choir at the academy prepare their a cappella piece for an important performance.

Malcolm in the Middle

Lois bonds with her mother as they perform traditional dances from their heritage.

Malcolm in the Middle

Hal's obsession with the dance video game comes to a dramatic end as he teams with his rival.

Malcolm in the Middle

Dewey sings to imaginary perfect parents since Hal and Lois couldn't get it together to make his performance. Featuring Bonnie Burroughs!

Malcolm in the Middle

Dewey loves to play but has no piano of his own so he makes an instrument using what he can find. I am grateful for the shoutout from the prop department on the piano.

Malcolm in the Middle

The cadets prepare their act for the talent show.

Quantum Leap

The talented Scott Bakula recreates an early recording session of Elvis.

Quantum Leap

A gifted young singer is torn between her love of pop music and her disapproving preacher father.

LA Law

The firm's new client is somewhat eccentric.

Aeschylus

This is an orchestral tone poem I composed and conducted.

"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God." - Aeschylus

conduct

My daughter Cynthia helps me conduct in 2004.