Last week, my friends Franco Holder and Charles Asch recorded this cello and piano duet I wrote for them. They're incredible performers, and they make this sound like the best composition I've written.
Last summer, my friend Pete and I went out to kick the soccer ball around, and I decided to try taping a GoPro camera to my ball. It made for a really fun video.
I just finished a song and animation for the latest SpinTunes songwriting challenge. Animating this brought me back to my childhood dream of becoming a cartoonist. It also reminded me of how much The Far Side has had an impact on me; the baboon I drew seemed especially Gary Larson-style.
Just a quick bit of news: Finale (music notation software) featured me on their blog!
I'm going to be speaking on a couple of upcoming panels about crowdfunding, so I thought I'd share some statistics about Patreon, and my Composer Quest patronage. Hopefully these stats will give you a little insight if you're thinking about launching your own Patreon project.
Last week, I asked my Composer Quest patrons to join me in an online jamming experiment. My friend Alex pointed out Plink, a cool site that lets you jam with random people on the internet. By adding a hashtag to the URL (#cqpatronjam), we were able to have our own "chat" room.
In honor of Composer Quest turning 2 today, I thought it would be fun to present some totally subjective podcast awards.
Composer Quest is two years old today! Here are some fun stats.
Welcome to this special Christmas episode of Composer Quest! Since I'll be taking a break from interviews (until I find a few more patrons...wink wink), I thought I'd share a few of my favorite music composition and music production podcasts. If you've been listening to Composer Quest, you've heard from many of these podcast hosts before.