Below you'll find a handful of instrumental pieces I've written recently. These were devised as score pieces for ersatz TV shows / movies. Some work as themes, some have more of a narrative shape following a scene that only lives in the imagination. Not sure if anybody would be interested in watching these so-called shows, but hopefully the music will move you. Should you be moved to enlist my services as a composer for your project, you may contact me.
A bad cop tries to come clean but only gets dirtier.
If I Have to I'll Drive All Night
Unwrapping the Body
The middle of Iowa is not the easiest place to blend in if you’re from one of the “quiet neighborhoods” on Neptune.
Those Birds Will Come Back Someday
Brian is Shopping for a German Car
The Meat of September
While exploring in Aunt Sylvia’s attic, twelve-year old Tana and her little sister Karen find a musty old notebook overflowing with mystical poems and magical powers.
(NOTE: These are all MIDI mock-ups, performed not by humans but by a magical computer)
Turning the Pages of Time
Let Us Go and Make Our Visit
The Requirements of Magic
When Nathan’s car breaks down in Vermont he is forced to slow down and notice the world around him for the first time in years.
The Lake is Shallow but the Water is Cold
The Light Here is Amazing
Everybody ends up somewhere…. but what if your somewhere is nowhere?
Blank Spot on the Map
I recently provided some theme music for an Austin-based comedy show ATX Uncensored(ish) which is, regrettably, no longer the air. I'm fairly certain my tune had nothing to do with the cancellation but stranger things have happened. In any event, the theme is presented here for posterity.
Brian is Ironing His Concert T-Shirts
I'm a musician in general but more specifically I play guitar, write songs and sing those songs. I also compose instrumental pieces and I occasionally produce recordings, mix recordings and do some arranging.
I've been intimately involved with the guitar since I was in seventh grade which, if memory serves, was around 1985. I was struck by a bolt of lighting in the form of a Flamenco guitar player (Ronald Radford, for the completists out there) during a special performance in band class. Soon after that it was Eddie Van Halen and after that a snowball of guitar players and bands and countless hours in the basement and practice rooms.
I matriculated at the University of North Texas and earned my BA in Jazz Guitar Performance in 1995.
Since it all began I've had the good fortune to play with a ton of great bands and artists and make a bunch of cool records. I've recorded or toured with Jude, The Tomorrow People, Chomsky, Trey Johnson, Jerry David DeCicca and many others.
In 2016 I've had a few placements with my band El Cento, most notably in the FOX sitcom "Grandfathered." Additionally I provided some theme music for an Austin-based comedy show ATX Uncensored(ish) which is, regrettably, no longer on the air. I'm fairly certain my music had nothing to do with that...I'm currently performing with...
Here's a quick sampler of tunes featuring my songwriting, guitar playing, singing, producing, arranging, etc. More stuff can be found on my SoundCloud Page.
I teach Applied Guitar (private lessons, basically) at Austin Community College. I'd love to talk to you about getting to know the neck better, writing good parts, playing in bands, using effects. Anything really.
Please visit ACC Music Business, Performance & Technology for more info.