Suffer No Fools

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If you’ve heard of Walter Williams, you know that he’s without a doubt is one of America’s most provocative thinkers. He is black, but opposes affirmative action. He believes that the Civil Rights Act was a major error, and that the minimum wage actually creates unemployment. Love him or hate him – he’s pretty hard to ignore.
PBS is premiering a new film about Walter Williams, called “Suffer No Fools” (check your local listings for air times). I was pleased to compose the music score for […]

By |May 10th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

This weekend…

Richmond Symphony practicing WINGS
Richmond Symphony practicing “Our Wings Have Caught The Wind”

If you happen to be in Richmond, VA this Sunday (May 11), head down to Pocohantas State Park. The Richmond Symphony is performing a free concert there Sunday evening, and will be playing one of my works (“Our Wings Have Caught The Wind”). You can listen to the piece here. Enjoy!

Sax on a plane

If you’re like me, every time you travel on a plane, you get the urge to take out the ol’ saxaphone and play… 😉 At least that’s the tongue-in-cheek idea behind a new TV spot for Emirates Airlines.

Recently, I was asked to compose music for a few Emirates tv commercials, including one featuring a sax player traveling on the airline. The clever spot tempts the viewer with the luxuries of first-class travel on Emirates, where (I assume) the flight attendant allows you to play whatever musical instrument you just happen to have brought along. The commercial was […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|News|0 Comments|

NBC – Their Finest Hour” – Olympic Broadcast

As a part of NBC’s Olympic broadcast, Tom Brokaw produced and hosted a special one-hour documentary called “Their Finest Hour”. Brokaw revealed the incredibly compelling story of Britain’s struggle in the early days of World War II as they displayed the Olympic spirit that’s still alive in that nation today.

I was honored to compose and conduct the music for this program. NBC wanted a traditional historic/heroic World War II score for the program – You can hear samples from this score by going HERE.

By |December 12th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

A 425 Year-Old Birth…

Birth of a Colony

I wasn’t planning on posting again so soon, but I thought you might like to know that “Birth of A Colony” is premiering this coming Monday on PBS at 9 pm (check your local listings). The 90-minute film takes an amazingly frank look at the interaction between the European colonists and the Native Americans in North Carolina during the earliest days of colonization.

I have to say – this was an incredibly fun film to compose the music for, because (among other things) it gave me a chance […]

By |October 29th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

“Eruption of Life”

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I don’t know about you, but I hadn’t thought about the Mt. St. Helens eruption in years. Huge explosion decades ago, lots of wildlife and land destroyed. Bad news. End of story.

Turns out, that wasn’t the end at all. A new film, “Eruption of Life”, shows the amazing resurgence in plant and animal life in the area – a pretty phenomenal story.

I was pleased to be able to compose and produce the music score for this fascinating film. You can hear a few samples from […]

By |October 4th, 2011|News|0 Comments|