Music for film short
I was asked to write the music for a short film, so after watching it a few times, I whipped up something very simple, but looks like it fit the bill. The film, "SuperHero Academy", made by young aspiring filmmaker Ethan Stoppi, placed first in the Junior category of FilmCan, the Victoria Film Festival's competition for student filmmakers.
Faculty Big Band Concert
One of my jazz songs "Ordinary Woman" was performed by the All Star Faculty Big Band during the closing concert of the Jazz Workshop at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, with Gergana Velinova singing vocals and myself at the piano. Great fun!
Just Plain Folks Music Awards
01/08/09 11:14 Filed in: Song news
In 2009 I entered the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, the largest music writing contest in the world. This year they received over half a million song entries, the biggest on record! After many rounds of judging, 2 of my works - one a spoken word piece and the other an orchestral work - were nominated in their respective categories, and one of them, the orchestral work titled "Cirque de Daphna” made it to the final round and was selected as a finalist! The awards ceremony took place in Nashville where some of the winning artists were slated to perform. Check out the website at jpfolks.com
I Love My Mac included in Feature-Length Documentary
06/01/09 13:17 Filed in: Apple Inc. Music
“I Love My Mac” the Remix is featured during the end of a newly released feature-length movie called MacHEADS the Movie, a documentary which examines the cult-like following of all things Apple. The film premiered at MacWorld 2009. Check out the MacHeads the Movie on Netflix.ca
New Song Release! Rapplistory
Just in time for MacWorld - after working on this song for a long time off and on, I finally finished it, just in time to coincide with Macworld 2008. The song is called "Rapplistory" - it is a combination of the words "rap", Apple" and "history" - the history of Apple told in in song form! I also posted my song at a music site geared to GarageBand users: www.macjams.com . Clicking the link will take you to the song's page on macjams where you can leave a comment if you'd like. (Leaving a comment requires membership with macjams - it's quick and doesn't cost anything!)