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 nearly ten 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

Impetus (2022)

Duration: ca. 3.5 minutes

Instrumentation: Hybrid Orchestra (63 2+bass 1 / perc pf syn ch / str)

This piece bears the melodic and harmonic characteristics of a chorale tune but sounds nothing like one with its blockbuster-level instrumentation and orchestration. As such, I struggled to title this piece. What was it? What was I trying to say with it? Why did I write it? Eventually, I settled for the idea of an impetus, a force that makes something happen. This could be anything, from a rocket burning to create thrust to a person inviting you to a movie to get you out of the house. But without an actual impetus for writing this piece, the meaning of it is truly left to the listener and his imagination.

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