I’m a composer and sound mixer living in Vancouver, BC. My musical background is a perfect compliment to my aims as a media composer and sound designer. Studying at Capilano University and UBC, I earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and have performed as a soloist with ensembles like the Vancouver Opera Company, Vancouver Bach Choir, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, West Coast Symphony, Laudate Singers, and for most of the colleges and universities in the Lower Mainland.
At this time, I am both an instructor and studio technician in Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s Film + Screen Arts program, where I give audio workshops, technical consultation, and lectures on audio production and post-production.
When composing a score for the moving image, I use modern sample libraries in concert with my recordings of actual players, in actual spaces. This approach gives the music a very human feel and treats the samples as more of a supportive device.
In my twenty-some years of working in audio, I have recorded everything from a solo instrument or voice, to a mass choir and full orchestra with hundreds on stage; Gamelon, Folk ensembles, Strings, Brass, Rock Band, Jazz Combos to Big Band, and ultra high-res Piano. Being a musician first, I am very sensitive to the needs of the performers and artistic directors with whom I work, and have an ear for nuance, while keeping the main goal of the day in mind.
The challenge, when working with sound, is to stay out of the way; both as a technician, and as a final product. I strive to keep my location setups clean, safe and unobtrusive, using only what’s required for a given production.
I maintain a project studio, where I mix and record music, voice overs, sound effects, Foley for animation, films, docs, and commercial spots. See my equipment page for a list of gear in use at the studio. Please send me a message in my contact page to discuss your next project.