Here are examples of my work as a composer, sound designer, and writer/creator of original work. This includes composition for the concert hall in contemporary classical music, sound design and composition for theatre, film scoring, and my own short theatrical multi-media productions.
The Turing Machine was a one-person-show created and produced by Theater Ninjas in Cleveland, Ohio in 2015. I created music and sound design for this show that took place on May 20-24 in Survival Kit Studio. The play centers around Alan Turing, or rather a computer program designed to believe it is Alan Turing, portrayed by Ray Caspio. All pitch in my music for this show was determined through a computational and 12-tone method that involved running the words "ALAN MATHISON TURING" through an Enigma machine emulator. Violin is brilliantly performed by Genevieve Gilbert.
I composed and performed the score for this NetWorks Rhode Island video featuring artist Deborah Baronas.
"Deborah studied textile design and painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Based on her own work experience and family heritage, she explores the condition of the American worker and landscape.
She designs site specific installations that produce interactive environments with scrims, paintings, video, music and photography.
Deborah worked as a textile designer and creative director in the Apparel Industry in New York City, Los Angeles and Europe working with designers and textile manufacturers in global fashion centers.
Deborah now works as a design consultant and fine artist in Rhode Island. She lectures and exhibits at museums, galleries, universities, and textile companies throughout the United States and Mexico."
Video by Richard Ghoulis
A piece I composed for solo Marimba. Inspired by the urban geography and architecture around the music department at school. Performed by Luke Rinderknecht at Cleveland State University.
Clarence Leone is the CEO and co-founder of Caffsys Inc., one of the leading personal computer hardware/software manufacturers on the planet. Early innovations developed by Clarence in consumer technology helped redefine universal user interface practices in the modern age. Mr. Leone and his company drove the high-tech market to it’s current state, where they continue to disrupt the technological landscape, and innovate with new products and concepts. Clarence has been a featured guest at numerous World Technology Awards summits, TED Talks, and All Things Digital’s D10 Conference. His work is recognized by awards organizations such as INT’L, A’, CLIO, LIA, and the Music Producer’s Guild.
This piece of electronic music was commissioned by No Exit New Music Ensemble, one of Cleveland’s only contemporary art-music groups. The work premiered as part of the ensemble’s Spring 2015 public concert series at Heights Arts, SPACES Gallery, and Cleveland State University.
The work consists of a monologue, setting, and story conceived and written by the composer. The recording features Ray Caspio, acclaimed Cleveland-based actor, portraying technology mogul Clarence Leone. The character of Leone inhabits a fictional universe in which a recorded sound artifact is discovered and manipulated by the other character in the piece, an unnamed musician, resulting in a bizarrely fantastical soundscape. All sound sources come from voice recordings, electronic guitar, and computer-generated synthesizers.
“A Concise Autobiography of Clarence Leone” is part of REACH, a comic book about people, technology, music, and madness.
This video features scenes accompanied by music I created for Theater Ninjas' 2014 Prelude 'Code', "an explorable theatrical experience inspired by the beauty of mathematics and the programmers who operate on the boundary between our messy human lives and the pristine world of symbols and equations behind the code that envelops our world. Drawing from the experiences of real-life programmers and the legacy of Alan Turing, this sensory, interactive performance created a kind of living science museum that used theater techniques and software concepts to cultivate and rekindle a sense of awe for the power of mathematics and highlighted the individuals who encode our humanity into modern technologic society. Code was funded in part by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the George Gund Foundation and the Cyrus Eaton Foundation. Additional support provided by the Leonard Krieger Fund at the Cleveland Foundation."
Directed and Devised by Jeremy Paul Starring Ray Caspio, Christina Dennis, Christopher Hisey, Valerie Kilmer, Val Kozlenko, Ryan Lucas, Micael Prosen, Sean Seibert and the disembodied voice of Amy Liu Lighting Design: Ben Gantose Costume Design: Jamie Farkas Animation: Kyllea Kerg
The album version of music created for Code: Preludes can be heard here and on Bandcamp.
A short film by director John Gibian and Turnstyle Films for which I composed the score!