Here are some of the questions I am asked often:

Who are some of your favorite composers?

In no particular order: John Williams, James Newton Howard, Cliff Martinez, Alan Silvestri, Hans Zimmer, Alberto Iglesias, Thomas Newman, John Powell (John is the best!!!), Nathan Johnson…

I also like Ravel, Mozart, Mahler, Philip Glass and Pat Metheny.

What software do you use?

I primarily use Digital Performer, Cubase and Sibelius. I use Logic and Pro Tools when I have to. As far as soft synths, samplers and soundware, I use pretty much everything everyone else is using (in other  words, nothing special).

What are some of your favorite movies?

Off the top of my head, in no particular order:

Adventure: The Empire Strikes Back

Thriller: The Dark Knight, The Girl With The DragonTattoo (original Swedish version)

Drama: Babel (a wonderful, wonderful piece, and a fantastic story about redemption), The Decalogue, Solaris (yes, the Soderbergh version!), Closer, Goodfellas, Cinema Paradisio, Interview With A Vampire

Romantic Comedy: Love Actually, Cashback

Comedy: Annie Hall, Dikkenek, Snatch

Sci-Fi: Alien, Blade Runner, Twelve Monkeys

Action: The Bourne Ultimatum, Total Recall!

Horror / Supernatural: Let The Right One In

Animation: Wall-E, anything by Tex Avery, Monsters, Inc

I guess my overall favorite would be Brazil. I have a incredibly hard time watching it, but it’s absolutely brilliant!

How about TV?

I LOVE good shows: Californication, Damages, Breaking Bad, Arrest Development, True Blood, The X Files, SVU, etc.

Who took the portrait pictures on your website?

Billye Donya has been responsible for making me look good (and that’s no small feat). Check her stuff at www.billyedonya.com

What are some of your favorite records?

In no particular order:

Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon; Anouar Brahem, Thimar; Joe Henderson, So Near, So Far; Andrei Gavrilov / Maurice Ravel, Concerto for the Left Hand/Gaspard de la Nuit, … and many, many more.

What is the first album you ever bought?

That would be U2′s Achtung Baby, still a favorite of mine to this day.

What games are you currently playing?

It’s nice to keep up with that medium. I believe games are the forefront of creativity and a real pleasure for me. Although I can’t play everything that appeals to me (there’s simply not enough time in a day!), I’m really enjoying Assassin’s Creed IV, and look forward to playing The Last of Us soon. I *can’t* wait for the release of Watchdogs, too! I often go back to playing Batman: Arkham City, which represents some of the best game music and audio integration that I’ve heard.