For me, the realm of writing extends not only into my academic and poetic work, but also into music. Yet music is no mere addition to my academic work, nor vice versa. Rather, my music grounds my resonant relation to words and their effects and affects.
I learned writing and rhetoric by learning to listen, and to, in a sense, harmonize with the frequencies and forces that inhere in both word and sound in order to resonate with, and respond more responsibly to, the world around me. Thus, aurality, that is to say a deep engagement with listening and responsivity that far exceeds the power of speech and persuasion, anchors the totality of my work as a composer, compositionist, and rhetorician.
As a composer, I have completed five solo instrumental albums, including a variety of compositions for film. My 55 tracks, consisting mainly of layered guitar melodies, keyboards, drums, and digital effects, have been featured in scores, soundtracks, compilations, and in short and feature films which have won numerous awards, including awards at the Houston International Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, and Sonoma International Film Festival.
My work has also been used or appeared on CBS, CNN, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, and elsewhere, including in projects for “Medicinal Music Makers” at Keck Hospital and LAC+USC Medical Center, which several students of mine at USC manage and invited me to contribute to. My work has also been featured on radio stations in 50+ countries.
My films have received distribution deals with companies and networks such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Video On Demand, Walmart, and elsewhere. Currently my music is available on Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and most online stores. And I have music profiles representing a body of my work on ReverbNation, Facebook, PureVolume, OurStage, Bandcamp, and VersusMedia, among other sites.
Track Use by Country (Film & Television, 2010-)
United States, Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Australia, China, Japan, Brazil, Uruguay
Track Use by Channel (Film & Television, 2010-)
CBS, CNN, NBA TV, HBO Max, Showtime, Movie Channel, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Spike TV, Sirius XM
Services & Retailers (2010-)
Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Prime, Amazon Music, Video on Demand, Walmart, Target, and like streaming services and retailers
TV Shows (2015-)
2018- NBA Action (NBA TV)
2016- This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN)
2017 Wonder List (CNN)
2016 NBA Inside Stuff (NBA TV)
2016 GT Academy (Spike TV)
2015 All in With Laila Ali (CBS)