‘A Short Excitement for Piano and Some Orchestra’
‘Speed of Light Theme’
A reworking of a 1950’s lecture set to electronic and orchestral sounds. For Quantum Dragons Theatre Co’s production September 201
‘Catch 22 Themes’
For Los Altos production April 2016
A selection of excerpts from work composed for use in film, games, Tv and theatre.
‘Hansel and Gretel’ – Instrumental, Jazz Instrumentation
First piece from a series of compositions based on the original stories behind traditional fairy tales.
Hansel and Gretel stumbled upon the home of the successful baker, Katharina Schraderin. In the 1600s, she concocted such a scrumptious ginger bread cookie that a jealous male baker accused her of being a witch. After being driven from town, a posse of angry neighbors hunted her down, brought her back to her home, and burned her to death in her own oven.
‘Snow White’ – Instrumental, Orchestral Instrumentation
Margarete von Waldeck, a 16th century Bavarian noblewoman, grew up in Bad Wildungen, where her brother used small children to work his copper mine. Severely deformed because of the physical labor mining required, they were despairingly referred to as dwarfs. The poison apple is also rooted in fact; an old man would offer tainted fruits to the workers, and other children he believed stole from him. Margarete’s stepmother, despising her, sent the beauty, to the Brussels court to get rid of her. There Prince Philip II of Spain became her steamy lover. His father, the king of Spain, opposing the romance, dispatched Spanish agents to murder Margarete. They surreptitiously poisoned her.
‘Dazed and Confused’
String Quartet arrangement of Iko’s Dazed and Confused, as seen in Grey’s Anatomy.
4 versions of the same brief designed fr a major footwear label