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Music

I compose in a variety of styles and settings, and I'm a jazz pianist by trade.

Original compositions are marked violet.

Animal Crossing: Taking Root

Soundtrack

A composition study of the wholesome style of Animal Crossing soundtracks, by composing 24 songs for an Animal Crossing day cycle.

Tiny Jam Session

Various Genres

Arrangements of classic video game music, focusing on performance with only a few instruments at a time.

Other VGM Arrangements

Various Genres

I arrange a lot of video game music: the medium holds so much value to explore. For fun, I often create a fictional game scenario for an existing video game series, to justify and explore the personal twist I put on an arrangement. Sometimes I cross the styles of two series, and sometimes I compose originals to supplement the concept.

Pokémon

Pokémon Originals

Reimaginings of Super Mario

Animal Crossing

Pikmin

Pikmin Originals

From Other Games

Cross-Arrangements

Video Game Concerts

Jazz

Original arrangements of video game music created for live concerts crafted entirely by CalArts students. The concert featuring the "Galaga" arrangement was my first experience as a concert producer.

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Fall 2019

Film Sound/Narration Work

Soundtrack

Collaborators whose films I've had the honor of scoring or narrating.

Topography

Contemporary

A series of contemporary string pieces about representing fictional landscapes. I find I often interpret contemporary music visually in this way.

Topography I

Topography II

Topography III

Future Stars - Wavebirds

EDM

Future Stars is an album of compositions from up and coming electronic music artists, produced by John Tejada and published by Touched Records. I composed and mixed the fourth song on the album, "Wavebirds."

Original Songs

Pop

Songs I sing that express my mood, my love of storytelling, and how I play with musical process.

Glass Bead

Jazz

A large contemporary jazz ensemble lead by Nick Maldonado. I played piano/keyboard on recordings of his original compositions.

Albums

Videos

Bonus

Funk

A series of funk compositions playing with harmonic rhythm. Bonus 4 was featured on Capitol Records' "CalArts Jazz 2019" album.

Bonus 1 - 3

Bonus 4

u.bot

Soundtrack

Meditative textural compositions for a surreal video game concept I've held with me for a few years.

CalArts Collaborations

Various Genres

I'm very lucky to have met several artists in the CalArts community who were eager to collaborate on projects of all kinds. Here is a selection of duo projects from my time there. "South Pacific Island II" is a tribute to the late Stephen Hillenburg.

Tunes from the Tesseract

Experimental

Very experimental convolutions of MIDI piano sounds and recordings of classical pieces, mainly messing with the feeling of linear time.