If anyone has been to a movie in the last 2 months, I bet I conducted at least one of the scores! Things have been really busy.
Recent releases that I have conducted include Hot Tub Time Machine, Date Movie, Percy Jackson and Dear John. I just finished work on Despicable Me and the season finale to House.
In the game world, I recently orchestrated and conducted the score for a new Pirates of the Caribbean game for composer Ron Fish and Disney. I am about to start work on another Sony game, I will be doing some symphonic sound design first up then orchestrating and conducting Jim Dooley’s score.
On the arranging front I just finished a project for Finnish singer Tarja Turunen and my first chart for the Metropole Orchestra in Holland for Jon Faddis and Steve Turre. I was not at the concert but it must have gone over OK as they just asked me to do some more, this time for Chaka Kahn.
The next month sees me doing a bit of travel-
May 5 – Sydney, Australia, World Premiere of my newest big band work – Conceivilization. The work was commissioned by the Sydney Conservatorium and is being performed as part of the ISCM World New Music Days
May 20 – Jazz Education Network Conference, St Louis, Opening night concert. I will be performing my Grammy nominated piece “Counting to Infinity” with the Army Blues Big Band.
May 21, 3pm. I will be presenting my lecture- Breaking the mold: Taking your big band writing to the next level