queen anne

The task: mix renaissance and pop music to create a layered score of traditional instruments like harp, strings, and harpsichord with modern instruments like keyboards and electronic percussion. 

The result: 

film scoring/commercial music

The task: Write a modern hero theme song for a superhero film. 

The result:

The task: underscore the final scene of a film in which women are fighting in an Elizabethan war.

The result: 

The task: an Elizabethan era heroine gets a letter from her lost mother.

The result:

The task: create a podcast theme song that sarcasticly plays off a children’s show theme song. 

The result:

The task: take Scott Joplin piano pieces and orchestrate it to underscore a comedic silent film. 

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The task: re-orchestrate, re-record, and re-write the lyrics to “My Shot” from HAMILTON, to create a parody music video promoting a New York ballot initiative. 

The result:

more orchestral music coming soon! below, you can find live recordings from performances of my musical theater work.

ayn rand in love

Lyrics by Gregory Dodds

The task: evoke Hollywood in the 1930s. 

The result (all recordings from a live performance at MCL Theatre, Chicago):

motel rasdell

The task: take 1940s swing and make it fit a gritty musical theater comedy. 

The result (all recordings from a live performance at the June Havoc Theatre, NYC):