KUMO, 2021 (directed by Minami Goto)
In 2021, my first score for a major studio came to fruition: Kumo, a jidaigeki, or period film, produced at Japan’s iconic TOEI studios.
Scored for piccolo, flute, cello, bass, two harps, large & small bass drums, snare & side drums, suspended cymbals, and bowed crotales.
The music is sometimes reflective, sometimes thunderous, conjuring the spirit of traditional Japanese music (Noh, and koto music, in particular) without tipping into literalism.
Kumo will debut at various festivals in 2021.
TYPHOON GIRL, 2021 (directed by Ryoma Masumoto)
While working on Kumo, I met director Ryoma Masumoto, who invited me to score six scenes of his forthcoming television drama, Typhoon Girl.
I played guitar, bass, percussion, piano, arranged horns, etc. It’s an eclectic score and for an intriguing supernatural story.
Typhoon Girl is now in post-production.