MUSIC RECORDING FOR FILMS:
Best Coast for Boing Boing TV 2015
Bob Mould (Husker Du etc) for Boing Boing 2014
Marcus Shelby Quintet @ SF JAZZ, for KQED arts series 2014
San Francisco Mime Troupe: OIL and WATER: live show 2013. Snitow Kaufman Films
Great Wall Youth Orchestra and Chorus: A large Chinese orchestra, for David O. Weissman’s new film. 2011-15
Philippe Jaroussky with the Apollo’s Fire Ensemble for a France2 special aired in 2012, Hertz Hall, Berkeley 2011
Great Wall Youth Orchestra and Chorus: A large Chinese orchestra, for David O. Weissman’s new film.
Barbara Borden and Hearts On Fire: KEEPER OF THE BEAT David L. Brown PBS (various concerts and live music for this film)
Del McCoury Band Live at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival SF Live recording and shoot for a forthcoming film on Bill Monroe directed by Finn Taylor.
Beausoleil Live at The Ashkenaz The legendary cajun group recorded for Vicki Lewis’s ongoing doc about fiddling in America.
YOUTH ROCKS THE REBUILD: Live recordings of 16 bands at the festival/fundraiser in Mill Valley CA. 2010
Ashtavak: with the Mill Valley Philharmonic. Recording of Woody Simmons’ piece for symphony and solo banjo, for the score to thefilm “CHASING THE LIGHT” 2010
Third Rock at The Mountain Play: Mill Valley’s finest teener band plays at the famous theatrical spectacle on Mt. Tamalpais, for David Brown’s forthcoming film on the band. 2010
Kronos Quartet: Music for 4 Fences Live recording of this work for 4 custom built instruments, for a film on the genesis and performance of this new piece by Jay Blakesburg. 2010
Bruce Molsky: Solo at Freight and Salvage: live recording of this legendary old time fiddler/guitarist/banjo player and singer at Berkeley’s premier folk venue. For Vicki Lewis’s forthcoming film on fiddling the world over. 2009
Third Rock and Friends: The Haiti Benefit Show Live recording of Third Rock and other groups for David Brown’s film on the band, and a CD. 2010
Alasdair Fraser and Friends: FREIGHT AND SALVAGE OPENING NIGHT! (Tommie Smith 2009)
The famous folk music venue of Berkeley CA is reopened by one of its greatest alums and a host of other folk music stars. For a film on Alasdair Fraser’s life and work.
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (France 2 2009)
Live recordings around the rehearsals for the SFGMC’s holiday show, for an update of the France 2 network’s doc about the chorus from 1992: “Singing Positive”.
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas: LIVE AT THE RIO (Tommie Smith, 2009)
This concert at the Rio in Santa Cruz CA was shot in multicam video for DVD, and for a film on Alasdair’s work being made by Tommie Smith.
Great Wall Youth Orchestra: (David O. Weissman, 2009)
A concert recorded and shot in multicam video for his doc about Chinese musical culture in Oakland CA.
Tom Djll's mega-politico-musical theatre work, staged at the Oakland Metro Opera House in 10/08. Quite a large ensemble with vocalists, narrator, brass, reeds, strings, a rock band and other soloists, videoed for a forthcoming DVD.
Alasdair Fraser's FIDDLE SUMMIT '08:
Fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser and guests at a show at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre--shot on multicam video for a forthcoming doc about Alasdair.
3rd ROCKS! : I recorded two large multitrack / multicamera location music shoots for David Brown’s ongoing doc project about a young up-and-coming rock band from Mill Valley, CA. 2008
YOUTH SPEAKS! / TEEN POETRY SERIES: I recorded the sold-out “big show” of the San Francisco episode of HBO’s series on teen poets, rappers and performance artists at the SF Opera House--in multicamera/multitrack.
Luciano Chessa: QUADRI DA UNA CITTI FANTASMA and other works.
Produced by Pete Esmonde for a DVD project. Recorded live at the Maybeck Studio, Berkeley CA 2008
Richard Goode with Sarah Cahill : THEN AND NOW
A special edition of Sarah Cahill's ongoing radio show, recorded on location at the piano at Davies Hall in San Francisco. Produced by Jon Doff. 2007
Kronos Quartet with David Barsamian: ALTERNATIVE RADIO
A live show with music and political discussion, choosing favorites from Kronos' vast repertoire and commentary by David Barsamian. Mixed by Scott Fraser. 2007
Trimpin and Kronos Quartet: 4CAST
A recording of the world premiere of a new multimedia work by the composer/sculptor/engineer Trimpin commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, at the Kasser Theatre in Montclair NJ (for the film Trimpin: The Sound of Invention by Peter Esmonde). 2007
John O'Keefe: SONG OF MYSELF
A live recording of a magnificent one-man performance of Walt Whitman's ode to humanity in all its forms. Produced by William Farley 2007
FOUR SPRINGS TRANSLATION PROJECT
Ballet Afsaneh; produced by Sharlyn Sawyer, Niloufar Talebi
Persian poetry and improv jazz music live to multitrack, for a DVD. Mix 2004
GERARDO NUNEZ TRIO (soundtrack to the film PASSION and DISCIPLINE by Steven Schecter) (2002)
KELLY JOE PHELPS (for the film OUT OF THE BLUE)
Live recording of KJP in his own living room; practicing and working up songs. (2002) Fishbone Films.
LEGONG: DANCE OF THE VIRGINS
Gamelan Sekar Jaya with the Clubfoot Orchestra
A live-in-the-studio multitrack recording of Richard Marriott and I Made Subandi's score for this "rediscovered" silent film, made in Bali in the early 1930s and slated for DVD release. The film (50 min) was shot in original 2-strip Technicolor with a native cast, and restored by the UCLA film library. The recording is of a large gamelan ensemble with string quartet, clarinet and trumpet. (2001, mix 2004) Milestone Video and the UCLA Film Archive
William Eaton, Susan Rawcliff, Mickey Hart, Beth Custer etc. for the film MUSICAL WIZARDS
(The Johnson Group/PBS)
Recorded in locations ranging from recording studios to hillsides and fields and culminating in a concert on the top of a mesa near Sedona, Arizona; for a PBS documentary on composer/instrument builders. (Produced by Elliot Berlin) 2000
HOW WE FIRST MET
A live multicamera/multitrack recording of Jill Bourque's romantic improv theatre piece about the very beginning of long-term relationships. (Produced by Jill and Damien Bourque and Tomas Tucker) Mix 2004
SING IT, TELL IT: Linda Tillery, The Cultural Heritage Choir and The Women's Philharmonic Orchestra
Live multitrack recording of this vocal+symphony performance at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, for the TV series SING IT, TELL IT. (2001) Produced by Michael Fried/Public Interest Films.
LET'S CELEBRATE! (TV series pilot)
SYR Productions, produced by Donna Martine.
Live 16 track recording of the music from Stephan Valentino's "party" TV series pilot. An eclectic mix of jazz standards, show tunes, Brazilian music, blues and original material composed by music director Robert Glenn. (2002)
SING IT, TELL IT: The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
Live multitrack recording of the OIGC and many guests for the TV series SING IT, TELL IT. (2000)
Produced by Michael Fried/Public Interest Films.
Tom Verlaine: MUSIC FOR FILM
Live recording at the 2000 San Francisco International Film Festival, Electric guitarists Tom Verlaine and Jimmy Ripp accompany such classic avant-garde shorts as Leger's BALLET MECHANIQUE, Dreyer's THEY CAUGHT THE FERRY, Man Ray's EMAK BAKIA and ETOILE DE MER and others. (For a forthcoming DVD)
Otis Rush, Gatemouth Brown, Sonny Rhodes, Joe Guitar Hughes, Joe Louis Walker and others for the TV series
BLUES EXPRESS, 1999
Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert: THIS TRAIN STILL RUNS (concert video) live stereo recording Wolff Video 1996
Various ensembles in Indonesia, Bali, Cambodia, Egypt, China, Greece, Japan, Hawaii, Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Russia and the USA recorded on location for the WONDERS OF THE WORLD TV series; Disney Channel 1989-1995
Peter Gabriel, Arlo Guthrie, Kris Williamson, Bob Weir, Zulu Spear, Bobby McFerrin for the TV series
A CHANGE OF HEART (PBS) 1991 Live stereo mixes.
MC Hammer: PLEASE HAMMER DON'T HURT 'EM (feature film) Fragile Films/Capitol Records 1992
Kronos Quartet, Uakti, George Adams, Don Pullen, Zeitgeist, PeruJaz and others for NEW MUSIC AMERICA 1988 (Miami) (radio series for WLRN and NPR) 1988
Larry Mullen Jr. (U2) CYCLE SAFETY (TV PSA) Group One Productions 1989
The Dixie Hummingbirds, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir: SACRED GROVE (feature film) Public Interest Films 1985