Early this year I had the pleasure of working as an actor on the Netflix series "Wet Hot American Summer" based on the movie - I had a ton of fun with some of the original cast and some exciting newcomers! I will be working on some music for the series as well. The series will launch on July 17th. More info soon!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the sold out benefit cabaret performance of the fun rock musical I've been writing with Shannon Burkett - "So You Want to be a Porn Star: a story of sex, love and rock-n-roll". We benefitted Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, which helps to fund cancer research. Many thanks to Lea DeLaria, Miriam Shor, James Carpinello and all the singers, and Joe McGinty and the Loser's Lounge band..
As of mid 2014 I've just finished my new record titled "Suite for the Summer Rain". Jeff Hill co-produced and played bass, Chris Carmichael has done some incredible string arranging and performing, and we've added Bill Dobrow on timpani, Erin Hill on harp, and Thomas Bartlett on piano. We mixed at Jeff's studio in Greenpoint with the great Hector Castillo (Bowie, Phillip Glass) at the controls, and Greg Calbi mastered it. I'm truly excited about this one. It's one 37 minute piece, with haunting songs, winds and ocean sounds, and lots of orchestral strings. There are exciting ideas afoot for the rollout, will keep you posted.
I'm the primary composer for a very cool performance art / modern dance piece called "Ripening" choreographed by Vanessa Walters. We had our first hour long presentation of the work at FlicFest in Ft. Greene on February 1st. Spectacular costumes and a really evocative piece. You can check out their video "The House" on my Collaboration page. We've got an exciting cabaret performance coming up at Galapagos April 24th - get your tickets here.
I just filmed a funny bit for the Comedy Central show "Inside Amy Schumer" - playing some comical flamenco guitar and singing in Spanish. Very nice group of folks. The show airs Tuesday May 6th at 10:30pm/9:30central
Ira Glass has chosen a couple of my instrumental pieces to use on "This American Life" - more details soon!