I'm a composer who specializes in programmatic orchestral music. While my pieces can stand on their own, their emphasis on mood and reliance on narrative makes my style especially suitable for media scoring and other collaborative ventures.

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In my eight+ years of composing, I have explored a wide variety of styles and techniques. My ever-growing body of works is primarily orchestral in instrumentation but extends into other ensemble sizes and types as well.

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I have had fantastic opportunities to work with all kinds of talented creators. Whether these collaborations were paid, paying, or voluntary, each experience has garnered wonderful memories and valuable personal and professional growth.

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Latest Work

BWV 847: Pesante (2022)

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Duration: ca. 3 minutes

Instrumentation: Orchestra (2+picc 333 / 43 2+bass 1 / timp+6perc / str)

This piece is a weighty orchestral take on the musical materials of J. S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C Minor. While the Prelude serves as rhythmic and harmonic engine to the work, the subject and motives of the countersubject from the Fugue slot in as melodic points of interest. Their stellar combination is less a testament to my abilities and more so the genius of Bach to write two halves of a whole, stylistically very different but musically inextricable.

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