I was asked by the producers of Baywatch to write a song to replace the song “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys for this classic Baywatch montage as part of the monumental Baywatch HD Remastering effort. I was honored and a little terrified to replace such an epic song. Here’s what I came up with: “California Dream”
The original Baywatch series was shot on 35mm film, so the producers were able to go back and scan all of the original footage for all 9 seasons and digitize them in high definition. All 350 songs for the classic montages needed to be replaced. No easy task, but certainly a fun one! Many songwriters were involved and it took months to cross the finish line. I was fortunate enough to contribute 17 songs working out of my home studio. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Tariqh Akoni and Tony Sevener, from Summercamp on a few of those songs as well.
The new Karla Bonoff album “Carry Me Home” has been officially released worldwide today! It’s an honor to have been given the opportunity to contribute to this beautiful album and work with such an amazing artist. Listen: Spotify • iTunes • Amazon
CURRAN is a talented, 16 year old singer-songwriter based in Santa Barbara, CA.
I recently produced a single and a video at Coyote Road Studios for his version of The Black Keys song “Little Black Submarines” — Check it out!
Recently I was given the opportunity to compose two pieces of music for the Harid Alumni Chamber Orchestra. Although I’ve been writing and recording music for many years, this was my first attempt at composing and creating sheet music for a real, living and breathing chamber orchestra.
Unfortunately I was not able to attend the live performance at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida in March of 2016. However I do have a video of the performance of both pieces “A Moment in Time” & “Behind the Red Door”.
Harid Alumni Chamber Orchestra
Performing “A Moment in Time” & “Behind the Red Door”
1. A Moment in Time
The first piece is titled “A Moment in Time”. I mocked up a demo in Logic Pro using virtual instruments. From there was able to generate a full score as well as individual sheet music for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, French Horn, Clarinet, Flute and Piano.
Demo for “A Moment in Time”
2. Behind the Red Door
The second piece is titled “Behind the Red Door”. This piece started out with Michelle Beauchesne’s cello melody. I recorded her part in Logic Pro and then orchestrated around that with virtual instruments to give the cello line some movement and lift. Once the demo was complete I was able to generate a score and individual sheet music for each musician.
Logic Pro Screenshot:
Demo for “Behind the Red Door”
Harid Alumni Chamber Orchestra
Misha Vitenson & Sarah Okura Demmie — Violin
Noralee Walker & Marylène Gongras-Roy — Viola
Michelle Beauchesne — Cello
Maria Brotherston & Roberto DeBellis — Bass
Selçuk Yargici — French Horn
Catina Franklin Sweedy — Clarinet
Arthur Kirby & Asis Reyes — Flute
Dianne Lehrer, Ilia Muriente & Erik Frampton — Piano
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A huge thank you to all of the musicians who performed the music so beautifully — What a delight!