I compose in a variety of styles and settings, and I'm a jazz pianist by trade.
Original compositions are marked violet.
A composition study of the wholesome style of Animal Crossing soundtracks, by composing 24 songs for an Animal Crossing day cycle.
Arrangements of classic video game music, focusing on performance with only a few instruments at a time.
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.
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.
Collaborators whose films I've had the honor of scoring or narrating.
A series of contemporary string pieces about representing fictional landscapes. I find I often interpret contemporary music visually in this way.
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."
Songs I sing that express my mood, my love of storytelling, and how I play with musical process.
A large contemporary jazz ensemble lead by Nick Maldonado. I played piano/keyboard on recordings of his original compositions.
A series of funk compositions playing with harmonic rhythm. Bonus 4 was featured on Capitol Records' "CalArts Jazz 2019" album.
Meditative textural compositions for a surreal video game concept I've held with me for a few years.
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.
Very experimental convolutions of MIDI piano sounds and recordings of classical pieces, mainly messing with the feeling of linear time.