Composing

The majority of the composing work I've done thusfar is for animated television shows including Peg + Cat (PBS), The Wonder Pets (Nickelodeon), 3rd And Bird (Ceebies/BBC Worldwide), Oogloo & Anju (Cartoon Network), Go, Baby! (Disney Channel), and Blue's Clues (Nickelodeon). I've won three Emmy awards for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition" for my work with The Wonder Pets in 2008 and 2009. I've also composed music for a varying degree of animated and live action shorts, independent films, documentaries, and promotional/corporate videos.

I've provided music and SFX for the following award winning apps:
PBS Kids Peg + Cat Big Gig
Sesame Street: The Great Cookie Thief -- "And the music is spot-on, something that Ennio Morricone might have composed had he worked primarily with muppets instead of Sergio Leone." - Macworld
Sesame Street: Another Monster At The End Of This Book

Below are some video examples of composing work I have done. Of interest:

  • I am the Music Director as well as Lead Composer for PBS Kids' Peg + Cat. All of the music for that show is recorded in my studio.
  • The Wonder Pets is orchestral, and Third And Bird uses a small jazz oriented band.
  • The Wonder Pets clips were orchestrated by David Siegal and Paul Raiman. All other clips were orchestrated or arranged by yours truly.
  • The music to Oogloo and Anju is generated by old 8-bit Commodore 64 computer hardware for a wonderfully trashy 80's video game sound.
  • Commander Bunsworth was recorded completely in the Blat-O-Box w/all real instruments, including a home-assembled theremin that was installed in an old cigar box.

If you would like to see other examples Contact me.

In another, completely self-serving note, (as if there was anything here that wasn't...) I also happen to be the voice of the Penguin ringmaster on the "Join The Circus" clip, and the voice of the Arch Villain on "Other Shapes."

 
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