May 1, 2018

I worked for Hans Zimmer for about 8 years, 5 of which were in a studio at Remote Control, his facility in Santa Monica. Since leaving Remote, many people have said to me, usually in a conspiratorial tone of voice, things like this: Hans doesn’t really write his own mu...

April 17, 2018

In our second installment of "Inside the Composer's Studio", we dive deep into the creation of Donna's voice, as seen in Episode 4 of Siren.

April 4, 2018


Introducing 'Inside The Composers' Studio' - a new V-log where we will drop a few pearls on the making of the music for Siren, airing Thursdays on Freeform. Today we swim through Episode 1!

February 2, 2018

Michael is thrilled to curate the boutique music production library MPATH, a library dedicated to thinking music. Learn more about the launch and MPATH at APM's blog here.

October 2, 2014

The SOPA/PIPA Legislation and You

Do Anti-pirates get to say ARRRRG, too?

You probably got the emails. Two bills are racing through Congress that threaten your freedom and prosperity! Fight the Blacklist! Sign the Petition! Stop the attack on the First Amendment!! These...

August 14, 2014

MAGNOLIA

AN APPRECIATION

My wife had never seen Magnolia, so we watched it last night (and this morning). I remembered that it was excellent, but, with fifteen years of life experience in between, I feel it is a masterpiece. Written and directed by then 28 year-old Paul...

July 11, 2014

DIVINATION BY MIRRORS

TOO MUCH FUN WITH MUSIC AND MATH

Music Geek Alert! Once upon a time I wrote a piece called Divination By Mirrors for Saw and Strings to feature the virtuosic musical saw playing of Dale Stuckenbruck (who is also a fine violinist). I decided to base...

July 5, 2014

HOW STORIES AND MUSIC

SAVED THE HUMAN RACE

Many anthropologists believe that the human race nearly became extinct about 70,000 years ago. The reasons may have had to do with a thousand year drought or a super volcano or something entirely else we don't know yet. What we...

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