I’m not even sure where to begin. Its been months since my last post and that can be attributed to it being easily one of the busiest summers of my life. Last I checked in we were finishing tracking Whiskey and Wine’s EP (which…well I’ll get to that) and gearing up to perform Panic! The Musical at Joe’s pub.
Well first off I can happily announce that Panic! was a blast and we were all super happy with the final product after months of working on arrangements with Will Melones (Lead arranger) and Craig Petrocelli (Music director and vocal arranger). This project was especially fun, as Megan Dorn (My superbly talented girlfriend) was one of the lead performers and the band was made up Aaron Drescher and Will Melones (among other things both members of Whiskey and Wine).
Speaking of Whiskey and Wine….we’re still slowly plugging away at this thing but unfortunately due to circumstances that I’ll get to in a moment the EP is kind of in a deep freeze. We have three songs recorded and most of the tracking is finished and rough mixes are done, but its looking like its going to be a little while before we put the finishing touches on everything (This delay may also end up meaning we hold out for a bit longer and do some more songs…so silver lining!).
So that brings me to the big news. In June I had the opportunity to join the composing team of Marcelo Zarvos here in NYC. I was brought on initially to help with CBS’s Extant and Showtimes Ray Donovan, as the team was working on both show simultaneously as well as a couple very cool film projects. During the time I’ve been here its been an immense learning experience and a complete blast getting to finally put what I learned in school to good use.
Currently I’m working with Marcelo on Showtimes The Affair which premiers in a couple weeks according to the adds on buses that I’ve been seeing. Really excited about this one as I’m not only playing guitar on a couple episodes, I’ve also had the chance to dig really deep into patch design and create some really cool sounds for this score.