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Film score: Upheaval

Director Jonathan Gruber recently finished a feature-length documentary that I had a great time scoring. The film, Upheaval, tells the story of the late Israeli politician Menachem Begin — it’s a tough walk through the minefields of Israeli politics and history....

Choral Commission: The Last Seven Words

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by Michael McCarthy, the Canon of Music at the Washington National Cathedral, to write a choral piece based on the Seven Last Words from the Cross. As you may already know, these are actually phrases, not words: they’re the...

2020 Independent Artist Award

I am proud to live in the forward thinking state of Maryland. A state that listens to scientists, and a state that supports the arts. I was just awarded one of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Independent Artist awards. Here is the full...

Now we use words…

I was really looking forward to Chaise Lounge’s gig in Charleston, West Virginia, in two weeks. This morning I got a call from Donna Graham, a woman who has supported me and the band for years. Donna is the president of FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music and...

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