I've been composing simple piano and guitar songs since a child. Music, like nature, has been a centering and rejuvenating force for me, providing cathartic release of thoughts and emotions, incommunicable through other means.
NEOTROPICAL MIGRANTS (2013)
Neotropical Migrants, is a compilation of songs I wrote (during my more idealistic days) while traveling between the United States and South America. During these wanderings, I increasingly developed a connection with neotropical migrants - birds that migrate between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. In these winged beings, I found symbolic inspiration and consolation as they accompanied me at every latitude as I stumbled, discovered, and pondered the meaning of love and life.
Since Neotropical Migrants, I've continued to write and record (rather haphazardly) more songs. I'm currently working on an experimental multimedia album.
In 2011, I had the pleasure to work with the non-profit Coosa Riverkeeper to create music for a short-video (Coal Ash in the Coosa Valley) and public service announcement by Anne Gibbons, "Learning to Swim on the Coosa" (viewable below). I hope to continue collaborating with musicians, activists, and artists to produce soundtracks for multimedia materials that inspire and educate.