Between 1975 and 1998 I composed and produced music for film, television, theater, dance, and live performance. Among the people I worked with were Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Andrew Davis, Saul Zaentz, and Phillip Schuman. I also produced and engineered many studio recordings.
When computers emerged as a tool in music I mastered this new technology. In that role I was able to consult with - among others - Prince, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Peter Gabriel, Hans Zimmer, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, and Jan Hammer as they adopted virtual instruments on platforms like the Fairlight CMI and the New England Digital Synclavier.
Then in 1998 my son was born with a very rare neuromuscular disease; severe disabilities. His medical care and developmental advocacy required full-time attention. The music business was far too demanding. I chose fathering. Absolutely no regrets. In exchange for what I gave up, I saw the unparalleled power of music as a tool for helping him develop and inspiring those around him to make life better.
My amazing 23-year-old son passed away in 2022.
Now I have reinvented my career as a composer. Published through Kill Buddha Music LLC, my compositions are available for live ensemble performance. I will always be dedicated to make music that helps unify people who have disabilities with those of us who are neurotypical.
Kill Buddha Music is named after the traditional Buddhist theme: “If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.” I strive to drop idolatry and focus on the music. The music is what matters, not the image or ego or personality.