The Organaire is back! Here’s a very basic sketch of a new piece I’m developing. Even since shooting this clip, I cooked up a much more Flaming Lips version-- and more melodically interesting, too-- in the digital realm. But I hope to use this arrangement/ instrumentation as a reprise within the same project. Thanks again to my mother-in-law Joan for spotting this lovely instrument in the Albert Lea, MN Salvation Army.
Above: A new piece of original music I composed for JD O’Brien’s forthcoming short #documentary “Uganda Gold”, a film that explores the increasing difficulties encountered by Ugandans in obtaining access to viable water sources. The temp track indicated a desire for repetitive layers of ostinato figures, a tranquil surface barely concealing frantic goings-on underneath.
A layer-by-layer demonstration of FX/ Foley edit and final mix on Justin Staggs' short film "Elixir". Here we see the process of building a sound design for the moment where our heroine stands up and ignites her magic powers to face off with a demon. I made sure that the droney “idling mode” of her hand energy drone was in tune with the score, to give us a comforting sense of “she’s got this”. The crackling electricity layer lent a dangerous edge to the potential energy.