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Some cast and creative team recording James and the Giant Peach

Some of the cast and creative team recording James and the Giant Peach Photographer:cousindaniel.com

Along with the announcement that the James and Giant Peach cast album I produced is now available for free download HERE, a few behind the scenes videos were released… like this one

The show, based on the Roald Dahl book, was adapted for the stage by Timothy Allen McDonald with music and lyrics by Pasek and Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story, Dear Evan Hansen.) Get a copy!

Here’s a fan video of the new show, “Mickey and Company,” in the Diamond Horseshoe Theatre at Tokyo Disneyland that I recorded and mixed back in January. It’s always fun to see how everything works together in the final production. We recorded all of the music here in Nashville, background vocals and mixing in the Disney production studios in Orlando.

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Ground To Crown is a short form documentary film about a team of tree climbers from Cornell University and their annual trip to climb the Giant Sequoia trees in California to aid U.C. Berkeley. The film was produced by the climbers themselves, directed and edited by Colin Crilley. The film tells a compelling story and shares the experience and excitement of climbing trees that are nearly 300 feet tall and is full of beautiful camera work by director of photography Jake Rudin. Yes, it’s cool to work on a film that my son is in!

For the score I composed, I wanted to convey a feeling of “Americana” that Read the rest of this entry »

Last year, I composed and produced the score to a television commercial for Germany’s passenger rail system, Deutsche bahn. Though we do quite a bit of commercial music for Europe, the spot, beautifully shot, very edgy and very funny, was a bit different than anything I’d done to date with my sister company IV Music, so I really didn’t know how it would be received.

Apparently it was received well! The spot, called Der Chef Kommt, won 8 awards including 2 New York Festivals Awards, EuroBest, Effie, EPICA and 3 DDP Awards. If you don’t know what these awards are… well, neither do I, but it’s always nice to have something I scored get some thumbs ups.

In the score, I was asked to strongly convey the feeling of ennui that the office workers might feel, then move straight to a buffo, Big-Valley Western gunslinger as the Boss arrives back at the office, EARLY, because he’s taken the new rail system instead of driving. No problem… we all know what ennui sounds like, right? Remarkably, my first draft was accepted with a minor revision to the vocal in the second half. It was a great gig.

You can find the long version of this spot on the video side of my work page. Here’s the short version of the commercial

And here is a great article on IV and what CEO/ CCO Steve Keller is doing with audio branding.

Again, one of my favorite metal bands of all time. Tight, Powerful and still melodic.
“Jigsaw Man”, from Wargasm’s third full length release – Suicide Notes – has insanely tight ensemble rhythms and pure brutal force. Add deeply introspective lyrics and you have….

Wargasm “Jigsaw Man” Preview Video from dan rudin on Vimeo.

No Justice are Red Dirt Country rockers with deep roots in the Texas “Alt Country” scene. “Love Song” is the first single from their 4th album, 2nd Avenue.

Hard rockin’ country form the Lone Star State!

No Justice “Love Song” Preview Video from dan rudin on Vimeo.

Blending serious garage rock and power pop roots, The Shazam create new classic rock with Who-sized guitars, big melodic hooks, heavy Keith Moon influenced drums and a bit of lyric craziness.

So Awesome is the opening cut from the album Meteor, produced by Mack (ELO, Queen, The Rolling Stones).
The Beatles meets The Who? Sign me up!!

The Shazam “So Awesome” Preview Video from dan rudin on Vimeo.

Here’s the latest song by Andy Timmons headed for the RBN store. Another soaring guitar performance with blistering solos!

Andy Timmons “Deliver Us” Preview Video from dan rudin on Vimeo.

One of my favorite metal bands of all time. Tight, Powerful and still melodic.
“Engine”, from Wargasm’s third full length release – Suicide Notes – demonstrates the sound of Wargasm perfectly; syncopated rhythms, harmonic balance, and pure brutal force. Playing this song is guaranteed to increase your Rock Band skills ten fold…

Wargasm “Engine” Preview Video from dan rudin on Vimeo.

Here’s another RBN preview by Chicago Rockers Made Avail. Another fun song with great riffs!Produced by my friend mega-engineer F. Reid Shippen, Shaun Shankel and Lee Bridges

Made Avail “Bury You Slowly” Preview Video from dan rudin on Vimeo.

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