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What styles of music can you write?
I dig alot of musical styles and can write in most of them, but the majority of my experience lies in orchestral, choral, new age, children's, musical, rock/pop, alternative, metal, industrial and electronic. Of course if you need something that doesn't fall into one of those genres I'm happy to do some research.

How much do you charge?
It really depends on the scope of the project and your budget. I'm currently looking to build my portfolio so I'm up for most anything.

What instruments are available?
Guitar/Bass: (acoustic/electric/upright etc.)
Piano/Keyboards: (acoustic, Hammond, Rhodes)
Drums/Percussion: (traditional acoustic and electronic)
Orchestral: (e.g. strings/brass/wind/percussion etc.)
Synthesizer: (ambient, soundscapes, etc.)
Vocal: (male or female)

How long will it take?
It depends on the project. A feature film will take longer than a commercial jingle (duh). I tend to work pretty fast though (not at the expense of quality, of course). No matter what I'll do what it takes to meet your deadline.

Can we work together even though I'm 3,000 miles away?
Of course. We can meet by phone, on skype, IM, email, love letter... whatever works. I can send cues/songs via ftp, Dropbox or email. It's amazing what you can do with a computer these days.

Do you ever license music from your catalog?
Definitely! I've placed songs in tv shows and other media and am always happy to do so. Please contact me to discuss licensing agreements and fees.

Which artists have influenced you the most?
I can identify a few specific things that shaped me musically:
I started taking piano lessons when I was 8. My uncle gave me a cassette copy of Larry Fast's Synergy. It was the coolest sounding thing I had ever heard and immediately hooked me on synthesizers. I was in the school chorus and performed songs from popular musicals like Cats and Phantom (again, hooked). My mom used to play John Denver songs on piano while I sang at the top of my lungs. My dad had the entire Time/Life "Classical Composers" record collection and I listened non-stop for months. He also had every Pat Benatar record. In jr. high I used to stay up on weekends to
watch Night Flight on USA, which featured all kinds of musical weirdness like Grace Jones and Dr. Dimento. Shortly after we finally got MTV and I was drawn to glam metal. I wanted to grow my hair long but wasn't allowed to until I left the house. In high school the cool kids got me into alternative artists like The Cure, Cult, Cars, Love & Rockets and Pixies. I used to stay up to watch 120 Minutes and Headbangers Ball. After Nirvana blew up the industry in the early 90's I started reverting to 70's rock and was heavily influenced by Queen. Having been in choir and symphony all my life I loved their layered harmonies and Freddie's Broadway musical style. I also got into ABBA. And it would be wrong not to mention the music of my favorite films growing up - thanks Mr. Williams!


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