Dramedy Volume 2

I had the opportunity to play on a bunch of tracks for Dramedy Volume 2, from Brand X Music. Brand X is back with Dramedy Volume 2 and this time it’s all about sophisticated storytelling and whimsical wonder. A light modern touch will suit any genre from quirky...

Echoes

I recently finished a great collaboration with composer Koen Janssen. The track features several layers of vocals, which were all written and performed by yours...

New Reels

I have recently updated my vocal reel and created a brand new flutes reel. These are meant to be a quick way for composers to check out a variety of excerpts from my recording work. You can listen to them both...

The Making of Fire Dance

firedance4I’ve enjoyed using the live video feature on Facebook to make two videos recently. The first time I didn’t really have much of a plan and just ended up demonstrating a bunch of flutes. The second one was me improvising some “tribal/native” vocals over a track I had been working on. I had a lot of fun responding to the people who tuned in and singing a bunch of takes live. After shooting the video, I ended up using part of the first take, plus another one, as the basis for a final melody. My initial plan was just to do one lead, possibly with some other voices in the background. Eventually, however, I decided to multi-track that one melody eight different times. Each time, I tried to sing it with a slightly different vocal tone. One of these takes stuck out too much in the mix so I eliminated it. What you will hear in the final track are the other seven, panned across the stereo field. I also ended up changing the arrangement a bit, adding a low droning chant, and recording my Selmer song flute for the middle section.

Here’s the live video: