It all began with a cassette tape of the Jurassic Park score playing in my aunt’s minivan.
Ever since I was a little, prematurely bespectacled man cub, I’ve been obsessed with film music. It started as a John Williams obsession, and gradually swallowed up a whole genre. After years of making film score mixtapes, air conducting to The Empire Strikes Back in the family van, and explaining what “film music” was to the perplexed laypeople in my life, I’m now a film music journalist in L.A. and doing basically the same thing for a living.
I produce radio stories for NPR, Classical KUSC, and Southern California Public Radio, and write for the Los Angeles Times, Variety, L.A. Weekly, and others. I write liner notes for archival soundtrack albums on La-La Land Records, Intrada, and Quartet, and program notes for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
projector & orchestra is where I get to write about whatever I want on the topic I’m still obsessed with. Essays on new scores and old, trends in the art form, film reviews, and score anniversary interviews. To date it’s featured exclusive interviews with Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Barry Levinson, Rob Minkoff, George Fenton, Joe Kraemer, Alan Silvestri, Gillian Armstrong, Hanan Townshend, Bruce Beresford, Mark Mancina, and Barbara Poledouris—with many more to come.
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