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Aug 31, 2014

STARSHIP SASSAFRASS // Opening Credits

So I’ve been working with the team at Sassafactory Studios on creating an original soundtrack for the upcoming children’s series Starship Sassafrass, and here are the opening credits.

If you have any children in your life, I suggest you check out the Facebook page, and the YouTube channel for some awesomely fun content. Episode 1 is set to launch this week so be sure to follow the series on all social networks!

It’s been so fun composing for the show so far and it is only going to get better.

Saturday morning scoring for #StarshipSassafrass episode 1. #composer #puppetts
Aug 30, 2014 / 4 notes

Saturday morning scoring for #StarshipSassafrass episode 1. #composer #puppetts

The One With The Endless Appetizers. #tgifridays
Aug 25, 2014 / 1 note

The One With The Endless Appetizers. #tgifridays

Aug 24, 2014 / 1 note

Composing. #ableton #composer #orchestra #strings #novation #sound #producer

Aug 17, 2014 / 4 notes

My cover/mash-up of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ and Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’. 

Woo! #musicteacher
Aug 14, 2014

Woo! #musicteacher

A bit of piano and live electronics improv. #ableton #piano #electronicmusic #novation #launchpad #launchcontrol #bluebird
Aug 11, 2014 / 9 notes

A bit of piano and live electronics improv. #ableton #piano #electronicmusic #novation #launchpad #launchcontrol #bluebird

Electronic Music in the Classroom As a music teacher, I am constantly trying to come up with creative lesson plans, I have struggled to find a way to bring electronic music into a classroom of children, until now. With a group of children (ages about 7-12), we set off around the campus searching for objects that make sound. When we found an object I had the children make the sound as I recorded it on to a Tascam handheld recorder. We compiled about 5 minutes of sound. After our field recording session was over, I compiled the sounds into Ableton Live’s session view, each clip a different sound. With the Novation Launchpad Mini, children experimented with launching different sounds and trying different combinations. They loved seeing that our field recordings could be made into music. A lot of gears started turning, and that is the goal. We live in too innovative of a time for music classes to look the same as they did 100 years ago. I intend to expand the lesson by filling the launchpad with sound and using the Launch Control for the children to change the effects live. Here is a quick sample of our initial recording:

Enjoy!
Aug 6, 2014 / 17 notes

Electronic Music in the Classroom 

As a music teacher, I am constantly trying to come up with creative lesson plans, I have struggled to find a way to bring electronic music into a classroom of children, until now. 

With a group of children (ages about 7-12), we set off around the campus searching for objects that make sound. When we found an object I had the children make the sound as I recorded it on to a Tascam handheld recorder. We compiled about 5 minutes of sound. 

After our field recording session was over, I compiled the sounds into Ableton Live’s session view, each clip a different sound. With the Novation Launchpad Mini, children experimented with launching different sounds and trying different combinations. 

They loved seeing that our field recordings could be made into music. A lot of gears started turning, and that is the goal. We live in too innovative of a time for music classes to look the same as they did 100 years ago. I intend to expand the lesson by filling the launchpad with sound and using the Launch Control for the children to change the effects live. 

Here is a quick sample of our initial recording:

Enjoy!

The best sandwich. #Providence  (at Meeting Street Cafe)
Aug 3, 2014 / 2 notes

The best sandwich. #Providence (at Meeting Street Cafe)

Aug 3, 2014