September - New Music USA Grant - original score for 1111 Finale dance performance
July – Completed “Music for Enchanted Rock” album
March, April – Power of Pearl Documentary Soundtrack
January – Premiered “The Time Machine”, a multi media musical performance, at the Rollins Theater in the Long Center, Austin, Texas
November – Performed the Yakona Live Score at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, presented by Arts Fifth Avenue
August – West Coast Montopolis Tour
July – Montopolis officially added to the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster
March – Performed the Yakona Live Score for 72 Degrees Festival, San Marcos, TX
February – Premiered “Monolith: Enchanted Rock” at North Door, Austin, TX
June - Premiered score for aerial dance company Sky Candy’s production “Swings Asunder” at the Rollins Theater in the Long Center.
May - Received Creative Fund “Q” Rental Subsidy Grant for 2015 show “Three Bad Men”, Received Austin Critic’s Table award for “2015 Excellence in Composition”
April - Composed/ produced music for Troublepuppet Theater’s “Wars of Heaven” featuring Austin Symphony Orchestra assistant principal cellist Sara Nelson and the grammy award winning Convergence vocal ensemble - conducted by Brent Baldwin of the Texas Choral Consort.
April 24, 25 - Performed “Yakona” live score in Seattle at the Northwest Film Forum with members of the Seattle Symphony and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
March - Performed at “Lobel Arts” South by Southwest Festival “Austin Composers” showcase.
March 1, March 8 - Performed new work: “The Return of Draw Egan: a Tribute to Ennio Morricone” received Austin Community Initiative Grant for two multimedia performances, sold out 300 capacity venue “The North Door”.
January/ Feb Austin performances with folk musician Ethan Azarian and tango composer Glover Gill of Tosca Tango Orchestra and Glovertango.
Performed regularly in Austin with sextet Montopolis, Glovertango, The Ascots, solo piano gigs at Buenos Aires Cafe and the Driskill Hotel, and cover band "The Motts".
Licensed “The Umbrella Waltz” from “The Red Balloon Soundtrack” to the Austin Public Library for use on their website.
Composed and produced soundtracks for 12 episodes on Austin based professional website "The Mental Health Channel", a work for hire commission by Austin production company “Arcos Films”.
November - Yakona Live Score Performances at the North Door on November 16th and 23rd with members of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
September/ October - Released three soundtrack albums - "Yakona", "Above All Else", "Man with a Movie Camera" - all available at Montopolismusic.com
August - Recorded pianos on Ethan Azarian's album. Recorded pianos on "The Duqaines" album.
July - Performed an original score to "Man with a Movie Camera" at the North Door with Montopolis sextet.
June - Arranged, conducted, and engineered orchestral score for “Down, Down the Deep River”, a short feature film by Will Sheff of Okkervil River to be released by ATO records in Fall 2015.
May - Completed orchestral arrangement commissioned by Golden Hornet Project for "Mozart Undead" concert, a re-orchestration of Mozart’s “Requiem” that was performed to a capacity crowd at the French Legation by the Texas Choral Consort and Golden Hornet Orchestra.
March - Premier of films “Yakona” and “Above All Else” at SXSW film festival
January - Composed and produced music for TroublePuppet Theater Company's "Crapstall Street Boys"
December/November - Completed two feature length documentary film soundtracks that premiered at SXSW 2014, "Above All Else" and "Yakona".
October - Composed and produced music for TroublePuppet Theater Company's and "Hyde and Jekyl".
September - November - Toured Europe, Australia, and US with Okkervil River.
August - Performed at Blanton Art Museum’s “Beat the Rush” series with Montopolis string trio.
Spring - Summer 2013 - Collaborated with Will Sheff and Okkervil River on “The Silver Gymnasium”, released by record label ATO Records in September 2013.
Grants and Awards
Awards include the audience award at SXSW Film Festival for Yakona, "Best Music" at the Ocean Blue Film Festival for Yakona, the B Iden Payne award for best musical director and best original score for "The Red Balloon".