love of music instilled in childhood, a home filled with musical instruments, and a keen aptitude for technology solidified John’s desire at a young age to pursue music professionally.
With a music career spanning 25 years, he continues to successfully diversify his portfolio, scoring unique instrumental compositions and all-electronic soundtracks for film and television, dance and theater companies and the interactive entertainment industry.
As a music major in college, John pursued songwriting and performing—most notably in Los Angeles and Nashville—playing at numerous venues in both locales. Ultimately, he went on to study at the Grove School of Music, and the UCLA Film Scoring Program.
His film-scoring credits range from full-length indy films (“Teacher”) and documentaries (“The Beauty of Aging”) to dramatic shorts and live-action comedy shorts. With every project—whether composing for live-action or animation for film or television—his style of working closely with directors, animators, voice-over artists and actors effortlessly connects the audio with the action.
The diversity of John’s portfolio is evident in his work for corporate clients as well. Through his ongoing relationship with Genex Interactive, he has created music and audio content for Acura’s websites and dealer kiosks, Honda North America and Herman Miller Industries. He continues to expand his work for the interactive entertainment industry, most recently highlighted by scoring music for noted game developer Square Enix.
Those early years of performing live have proven beneficial as a composer, most notably in his professional relationship with Lineage Dance Company of Pasadena. Now, after having scored three full-length shows for Lineage, John is currently working on a new suite of songs for their 2016 season. Through his unique compositional approach, his versatility becomes more evident. Each project has provided the opportunity to score for various ensembles using a wide array of contemporary musical styles and techniques, adding to his portfolio of music across a range of genres.
Throughout his career, he found that his expertise in post-production audio enhanced his work on certain projects. With John providing post-production audio services on a limited basis, clients found there was a fluidity to their projects. In 1999 he founded Multimediamuse, an audio recording and post-production company that he still heads today.
John has been a long-time member of ASCAP, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, the Game Audio Network Guild and the National Academy of Songwriters.
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