Communicating and elevating our concepts through art and music is where we can begin to understand and connect with each other
beyond the lens of our own experience.
If You Wanna
Come Closer was created in collaboration with dance artist, Jacqui DeFranca, to be featured in her dance reel. Having performed together over the years I really wanted the score to capture all the layers and textures she brings to her craft. I highlighted her power and virtuosity through the use of percussion and vocal elements and used a melodic synth and crashing bells to emphasize her trance-like presence on stage. To see more of her work visit www.jacquidefranca.com
Jacqui DeFranca, Dance Reel, 2023
is a concept score for the 2021 film Dune originally scored by the legendary Hans Zimmer. This trailer moved like a dream sequence with vast landscapes and visions of a woman in the desert. The first melody you hear is a war cry that tells you something is coming, something other worldly, and ominous. I chose the voice to be the featured instrument to parallel the use of the voice in the film which holds a lot of mystical power.
In thinking about what kinds of sounds we would hear in this world I knew a lot of them would be made by humans and their machines as they navigate this massive desert. I played with the ideas of air, outer space, and the creatures that live under the sand.
Dune 2021: Trailer
Procession & Postlude were created for Subcircle's dance performance of Vesper, which premiered in July 2022 at the Ocean Park Temple in Maine. Inspired by the movement of the dancers and the architecture of the temple, these two scores invoke the power of rituals past and present. Procession is a nod to the Italian court dances during the Baroque era, where as Postlude in its hypnotic ambient quality calls on a more modern and meditative practice.
Ping Pong Pang was created in collaboration with dance artist Scott McPheeters, and was developed through a call and response process via a series of dance and music improvisations.This led to a dialogue through which we explored the embodiment of empathy.
Either Way It's Going Down was created for the dance film Red in 2021 and in collaboration with filmmaker and choreographer Elizabeth Mulkey, this score explores the complexities of self-confidence, will power, and an unyielding sense of hope.
Unseen was commissioned by Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Theatre and Dance and created to accompany the live performance of Unseen choreographed by Joy Davis. This score draws inspiration from radio waves, morse code, and satellite communication.
Send Back My Love was originally commissioned by TranscenDance theatre of San Diego, CA and was featured in their 2020 dance film. This revisited version expands deeper in to the Lofi genre with additional jazz elements and a sample from Ella Fitzgerald's Solitude.