Hi. I’m Dave.
As a film composer, I write organic, character-driven scores informed by a vast knowledge of independent music, an interest in unconventional recording techniques & by intense training at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Favorite genres: science fiction, documentary and experimental animation (though I’ve been told several times that it’ll probably be some quirky indie rom-com that makes my career).
As a producer, I’m most interested in developing analog (hand-drawn & painted) indie animation projects that enable writers and directors whose work I love to come into being. As a side perk, sometimes I get to score those projects myself. In my spare time, I draw and paint, design and illustrate, and I teach experimental animation, stop-motion and DIY animation production, using “analog art, digital assembly” as a guiding principle.
As a recording artist, my music has appeared on Headphonica (Germany), Richmond County Archives (USA), blocsonic (USA), Soundz From Nowhere (Luxembourg), and Rush Process (USA), and — via licensing — in many independent films, documentaries, contemporary lit and politically-oriented podcasts (e.g. Kevin Allison’s RISK! True Tales Boldy Told, This Land Radio, OK! So What Now?, Doctors Without Borders‘ Frontline Reports) and on NPR.
I’m in the midst of updating this site with my complete credits. In the meantime, here’s my CV.
*Photo credit: K. Carter.