VSCO & 23.5 Present the Kyoto Soundtrack!

I've been meaning to blog about this for some time, but I've been juggling a number of things.

VSCO and 23.5 present the soundtrack for the film KYOTO by director Alan Algee, featuring 11 tracks by yours truly and Gifted & Blessed! If you have a moment please read the piece about the soundtrack here. It contains a bit about the creators, the music and how the pieces mesh with the visual content. :)

Among a number of wonderful pieces, the soundtrack contains an original composition entitled,  "Into The Night" by Devin Crosby and myself, featuring vocalist, Emi Ogura. That piece really came about in a very natural and random way. =) It features live recordings of Emi singing while walking the streets of Kyoto.

You can hear that and the entire Kyoto soundtrack here! .

I'm happy to have had the opportunity to participate in this project. I'd like to thank VSCO, 23.5, Alan, Devin, Emi and the entire team!!!

Out Now - Letters to Kyoto

It's official!

Letters to Kyoto is now available on Bandcamp! For those of you who don't know, Letters to Kyoto is my portion of the score to the two part VSCO 23.5 original entitled, Kyoto.

It's a beautiful film, directed by a man whose work I love, Alan Algee.

When Alan approached me and told me about this project, I was actually concerned. No... I was quite afraid. I've had a significant interest all things Japanese, the culture, the food, the way(s) of seeing life... I really didn't now if I could or should score a film about a place I've loved from afar, a place I've never set foot in, a place that is quite foreign in many, many ways. In brief layman terms, Japan is deep and I wasn't sure if I could or should tread those waters.

But... I said, yes! After all, very few good decisions are made under the influence of fear.

The pieces in Letters to Kyoto are like letters to a love I have longed to meet, whose lips I have only dreamed of kissing, whose touch has remained a mystery to me, even now. Some of these pieces were existing tracks and ideas, while others were specifically written for the film. I've also included some pieces that didn't make the cut. :)

Alan and a crew of wonderful and talented human beings have put together two films that are quite poetic. I'm honored to be part of this project, even more honored that I was even considered to participate. Part 2 will be released on July 9th! Be sure to check it out!

If you enjoy any of the music in this film, please help me continue my creative journey by buying any or all of the music!

I make music, but without listeners like you it's just silence!


Letters to Kyoto: Music from Kyoto - Out tomorrow!

I am happy to present this record.

This record features 8 originals, one in two parts. It consists of all the music in the film and a couple tracks that didn't make it.

Some of the pieces where existing pieces created prior to the film, while others were made specifically for Kyoto (the film). One such piece is, Into the Night, which features the lovely vocals of Emi Ogura and production with fellow NJ artist/songwriter, Devin Crosby.


Music in a Webseries

Everything I did wrong in my 20’s” is series that follows the journey of Stephanie Rogers, a 35+ year old woman, search for happiness after losing her job. She reflects on the choices she made in her 20’s that led her to unhappiness and regret in her 30’s.”
Stephanie continues her journey to happy in the Season 2. WANNA SEE EPISODES EARLY? Support OUR Voice...

As an indie artist, I'm always overjoyed when I see others put in the time and work to create indie art, free of strings and like things. I'm happy to support this project and it's team with my small contribution of musical ideas and pieces.

In this episode, you can hear my tunes at 7:00 and 9:45 minutes. Also blessing this episode is a plethora of creative colleagues I love and adore:

I've been meaning to write this blog some time ago, but life has thrown me so many unexpected curves balls in the past two weeks my focus has been elsewhere. Despite my string of bad luck (the topic of another blog post) the silver lining is my music is a part the soundtrack of a web series called: Everything I Did Wrong in My 20's.

Apparently, this story was based on a blog! Very cool!

Directed By: Dez Davis
Written By: Kim Williams
Executive Producer: Kim Williams