What the heck is Rectangular Cow, you ask?
Well, I asked the same question and finally discovered this Article from ArtUK by Molly Tresadern that helped answer my confusion. I took this and decided to use it as inspiration for a piece of music for Brass Quintet. You can see the fruits of my work HERE.
I also did this sketch for a painting used for the cover of the score, and the final painting is presented below…
I know it’s been a while and I have been working on things but I just get so deep into the weeds of creating that I forget to update my site. I’m good at creating but lousy at promoting myself. I’ve been in the process of editing some old musical compositions and hope to start a regular project of posting these scores along with music on YouTube. My first in this newly revived series, that already contains the piano pieces “The Creepy Piano” and “Hop-Scotch,” is “Orgelwind (a short prelude and fugue) for Organ that I originally wrote over 20 years ago. Please enjoy the piece and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment or like here or on YouTube.
I’ve finished a few other works of music that I’ll be adding to my list of pieces soon and I’ve also released a book of piano pieces that I will start to advertise for soon. As for my artistic endeavors, I’ve completed a few new paintings and have done a lot of design commissions recently that I’ll probably share soon as well. In the meantime, enjoy this image of Bat-Hog I drew in 1989 (30 years ago) after the Burton BATMAN film came out, which I just found while digging through some stuff at my old house…
I will try to make these updates a little more regular but please bear with me.
The Classical Nerd is a channel on YouTube. It is also the alter ego of composer Thomas Little and I had the pleasure of interviewing him for the FilmEar Podcast. You can check out the interview here at FilmEar.com and check out Thomas’ Classical Nerd channel on YouTube here. Below, if you click on the image, is the promo for the interview that Thomas put up on his channel. Thanks again to Thomas Little!
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Episode 26: Drunk Justice – an Elfman Story
A New FilmEar Podcast is now up at filmear.com and it’s a doozy… We have a Danny Elfman Justice League story from Chris and even talk of Blade Runner 2049.
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Another concert, another poster…
I know the concert has already happened but I designed another poster for the Blue Jean Jam 2 in the same vein as the first one…
I’ve started to create my own video games starting with this exercise called…
Doing everything from music, design, and artwork for the game, I completed this in just one week using the Construct 2 game engine. It’s not perfect, I know, but hey, it was completed in one week. The only aspect not created in the past week was some of the sketchbook art taken from some of my old work. Below is the game, some of the design work, and screen captures along with selections from the score. I hope to maybe add more levels using different video game conventions in order to help me grow in the new endeavor. I hope you enjoy the adventures of Sketchy!!!!..
Play Sketch Book: The Game Play Sketch Book: The Game
Play Sketch Book: The Game
A new Reference book for Bass Trombone music with Orchestra, Band and other Ensembles has been released that lists my Bass Trombone Concerto, Titan’s Gaze.
It was compiled by Clinton F. Nieweg (the retired principle librarian for The Philadelphia Orchestra) and can be purchased though Cherry Classics Music by clicking on the image below…
I’ve just completed the poster art for my brother’s Bodoc Records event. He plans on using me for any other future poster art so I hope to show off more of my design talents in the future. You can visit his website at BoDoc Records and his company’s facebook page here.
My Mom turned 70 years old on August the 4th, the day that episode 25 of my FilmEar Podcast when live. On that very podcast is an interview I conducted with my mother about her musical adventure as well as the movies she loves. It was a wonderful walk down memory lane – complete with musical interludes, so if you are inclined please check it out at filmear.com and thanks Mom… for everything!