Album: Progeny (unmastered)

Finally adding this to the online catalog. It’s been a while since I’ve visited these songs, but I’m proud to release the unmastered compositions from Sara Mast’s ‘Soundings’ entitled Progeny (unmastered). These seven tracks are my contribution to a collaborative multimedia project that explores the construction of shared identity within four generations of our own family through the lens of my grandfather’s legacy. Gifford Morrison Mast (1914-1972) was an early pioneer of American industrial design, an inventor, a physicist, and an optics expert with a particular interest in stereo optics. progeny-coverDuring a trip to Bozeman, MT in 2013 I composed these seven pieces of music using recorded interviews of my family members. The central character of these stories is my late grandmother, Beth Mast, who shared with us many memories and stories of my grandfather. Although many of the pieces are abstract representations of the time I spent with my family uncovering these stories some of the pieces are more explicit and paint a picture of my grandfather that I hadn’t seen before.

Album: Pidji

It’s been a long time coming for this one. I’m very excited to announce the release of the latest Nature’s Neighbor album, Pidji. Big thanks to Mike Walker for featuring me on a few of the songs. Looking forward to future collaborations with this group.

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Stream Pidji now on bandcamp and get the cassette from Sooper Records!

Video: Patch Media

I had the pleasure of providing music for Patch Media‘s spring video on cherry blossoms! Lovely footage. The track is 2015 (feat. Jed Lingat, Rod Mast, Perry Cowdery & Radhika Bhatt) from Space Between Stuff. Big thanks to Ryan Sartor for reaching out and supporting local artists.

Animation: Blue Habits Campaign

I had the privilege to work with Innovage Studios to score an animation for the Blue Habits Campaign, a behavioral study performed in collaboration by Stanford University and Oceanic Society.

Blue Habits are small acts of consciousness that promote a healthier planet, something as simple as bringing your own shopping bags to the grocery store, or abstaining from single-use plastics. Today, more than any other time in humanity’s brief history on the planet, we need to show more respect for our natural Earth, and do more to preserve it for future generations of all species.

I’m really excited to have been involved in the production of an animation, and I hope I get to do more work with animation in the future. Big thanks to Alex Yamamoto for being such a flexible and understanding collaborator.

Video: Futura Downs High

Futura Downs High is an audio-video production meant to inspire
dialogue about one of the most difficult, wonderful, confusing time in
a person’s life: high school. Guests weave through six sets,
eavesdropping on each of the six characters’ private thoughts.

Music from Portraits EP.

Premiere @ The Loft, Culpeper, VA
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8
www.futuradownshigh.com