Growing Cities

Last month I went to the SF premiere of Growing Cities at the Food and Farm Film Festival. The last time I saw a movie at the Roxie was last summer when I saw A Band Called Death and now I was seeing a movie with my tunes in it. Awesome. 

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The movie was scored in a course of about 6 months all via the internet. We had weekly meetings on Skype and would float cues back and forth to each other via Dropbox. Not to mention lunchtime phone meetings, countless emails and lots of organization.  

The film documents the filmmakers going on a cross country trek to visit urban farms in America. Dan and Andrew (the filmmakers) really wanted music that captured each landscape so as a composer I had the opportunity to write almost every genre of music including bluegrass. That indeed was a stretch! My sole intention was for the filmmaker's story to be told as opposed to having my musical ego stand out. Other than having the learning opportunity of working with filmmakers to create a large work, I got to learn about urban farming, and land use. Our country has so many opportunities to change and learn from all of the amazing people who devote their lives to this cause. Please check out www.growingcitiesmovie.com to learn more about the movie and how you can get involved.

I'm really proud of this work and even prouder that I can use this work to support my daughter's amazing pre-school/kindergarten/almost grade school. On May 28th at the Women's Building in SF we are screening Growing Cities to fundraise for her school's Outdoor Education Program. For more information, please go here. 

More soon as it's my goal to update this on a regular basis...not just about music but about life!