Shut Eye

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shut-eye-2“Shut Eye” is a HULU original series slated to air Dec. 2016.

Lethal Weapon

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lethal-weapon-2I’m thrilled to be on the Lethal Weapon team! Josh Kramon and I will be creating the score for FOX’s Fall 2016 series.

Shadowhunters

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shadowhuntersShadowhunters arrives January 2016! I am thrilled to be scoring this TV imagining of The Mortal Instruments book series. The screen will be filled with beautiful people and horrific demons as Clary Fray risks everything to find her mother.

CSI: Cyber

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csi cyberCSI: CYBER returns for season 2 on October 4th,  2015 (Sunday nights, 10pm on CBS). Patricia Arquette plays an FBI “cyber-psychologist,” who keeps our country safe by taking down hackers wherever they pop up. Tension, fun & killer music — everything you need!

Extant

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This summer on CBS, Halle Berry saves the world while a dark soundtrack underscores her efforts. Aliens may be our best hope to save us from ourselves…

Rabbi Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

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Rabbi Prinz

So proud to have scored a documentary feature from R Squared Productions, JOACHIM PRINZ: I SHALL NOT BE SILENT

This is a film about a rabbi who would not be silenced, from synagogues in 1930’s Berlin to the March on Washington in 1963.

Expelled from Germany in 1937, Prinz arrived in the United States, the land where democracy had supposedly triumphed over bigotry and hatred. Here, he witnessed racism against African Americans and realized the American ideal was not a reality.

As rabbi of Temple B’nai Abraham in Newark, NJ and later as President of the American Jewish Congress, Prinz became a leader of the civil rights movement.

Prinz worked to organize the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, declaring, “bigotry and hatred are not the most urgent problem. The most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence.” Moments later, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.

Hostages on CBS

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Hostages-posterThrilled to be embarking on HOSTAGES, the new CBS drama for Fall 2013. The musical score for this tension-packed show starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott will be epic. Stay tuned!

Off The Map – The Bridge Session

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OFF THE MAP – THE BRIDGE SESSION


Composing each week for ABC’s OFF THE MAP was incredibly rewarding, particularly because I was given the opportunity to record with an orchestra.
Many of our sessions, including this one, were at a beautiful, new facility called The Bridge Recording. (Other sessions were at Warner Brothers’ Eastwood Scoring Stage.) This was an amazing experience for which I am extremely grateful.
 

We Live in Public – Trailer

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We Live in Public – Trailer


Ondi Timoner’s film is an unsettling story of an internet pioneer and the unknown dangers that lurk within the mesmerizing power of the internet and social media in general.

The score to “We Live in Public” was a collaboration between myself and Marco d’Ambrosio. (So often a solitary pursuit, composing within a team situation is something I welcome.) We had a ball working together.

Off the Map – Warner Brothers Session

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Off the Map – Warner Brothers Session


In the sequence we’re recording here, a young girl is having her leg amputated– while her lung is collapsing underwater. Hence… the beautifully tragic feel!

Operation Homecoming – Trailer

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Operation Homecoming – Trailer


Richard Robbins’ Oscar-nominated documentary, Operation Homecoming, was a moving experience in every way.
We see war’s devastating affect on the men and women who serve our country.  Musically, it was like scoring multiple short films that still had to work together as a single, coherent piece. I was awarded an Emmy for this score.

2012?!

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So here I am and here we are– 2012! I remember as a kid in high school thinking that the year 2000 seemed forever away (Prince’s “1999” was the waaay distant future). Would I have a wife? Kids? Where would I be living? So again… 2012. Incredible. As 2000 recedes ever more rapidly into the past, I figure it’s high time to get on with appreciating all the good and staying as far away from all that is bad– there’s just not enough time for it. So here’s to the New Year and focusing on happiness– with family, friends and work.

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