Ancient Lands, Eternal Souls
In the fall of 2022, I began work on a soundtrack and a documentary focusing on the year my friend Mark spent in Afghanistan in 2003, twenty years ago. The project allowed me to dive deeply into the feelings I had for my father, who spent many tours of duty in faraway lands during his career as a soldier and a contractor.
The project was a collaboration with gifted photographer Mark Schnur, and showcases many of the amazing photographs he took while he was in Afghanistan.
The Music Maker vs The Music Taker
In the Spring of 2023, I took a Photoshop class at the UTSA Southwest School of Art. I took two figures I created for the class and animated them, and paired them with some more instrumental music I composed. The 7 minute animation is a surreal depiction of a battle between live and recorded music. And let me warn you advance – there is some inexcusable rapping in this one…
The Emancipation of Annabel Lee
In January of 2023, I worked on a series of instrumentals that was going to be the soundtrack to a Gothic horror movie. Well, I didn’t get the job, but I did get the songs, all 10 of them – and they became songs I really liked. I mixed them into something that follows the arc of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “Annabel Lee“.