Dear fans and loyal blog readers, I have exciting news! I have founded Sparks & Shadows, a boutique new record label that will bring you my scores and original music. S&S will blast out of the gate with a slew of exciting releases this year, including “Defiance” (the video game score), “Defiance” (the television series album), my thematically-rich new music for “Da Vinci’s Demons” and my lyrically brooding score for the science fiction theatrical feature “Europa Report.”
Why am I starting my own label when I’ve partnered so successfully with La-La Land Records and others in the past? In order to tell you, I need to first step back in time a quarter century.
When I was a child, I had two passions: movies and music. I took piano lessons and loved the physical act of making music. I skipped introductory practice pieces and scales and moved almost immediately to Gershwin classics, Joplin rags, and the occasional Beethoven or Mozart. The more energy a piece could burn, the more I put into it. (more…)