MUSIC : WORK SAMPLES
MUSIC : SCREEN : ID/ INSTITUTIONAL/ BRANDING
MUSIC : SCREEN : NARRATIVE/ EXPERIMENTAL
MUSIC + SOUND :
ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR ANIMATION : RE:FORM ANCESTORS DVD SERIES
The Sparkhouse line at Augsburg Fortress Press put together the "re:form Ancestors" DVD series (in two insallments, Old and New Testament) in 2011 and 2012. Intended for viewing and discussion by high school-age youth groups and Sunday school classes, this series of animated shorts explores "the real, unpolished, and unexpected personalities" of Biblical characters, often in surprising and-- if you will-- irreverent ways.
Above: a highlight reel of original music I composed for the collection. Setting the lyrics of the Song of Deborah to music proved a huge challenge; singer Andrea Grey placed a bluesy vocal delivery against a hybridized R&B/ new wave backing track. Noah waiting for God to flood the Earth inspired "on hold" bossa nova, EQd to sound like we're hearing it on the phone. 90s West Coast-style hip hop underscores King Solomon's decadence. Some upbeat gospel music enlivens a religious gathering attended by Paul and Lydia.
I also served variously as Foley artist, recordist for narration and character voices, voice talent, and sound designer on the DVDs.
[ 2011 - 2012 ]
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