In the modern era, the lines between music, sound design, and sound effects can sometimes get increasingly blurred, and I’ve increasingly found that while working on one aspect of a project, it’s necessary to create elements that straddle the fence between the disciplines. I’m proud to have worked on sound design for some amazing shows: Better Call Saul (AMC/Sony), Narcos, Bloodline, and The Get Down (all Netflix).
About the Shows
Better Call Saul: The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Narcos: A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.
Bloodline: A family finds themselves forced to face their past secrets and scars when the black sheep returns home.
The Get Down: A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.
Next influential album. "The Mississippi Delta was shining like a National guitar..." (pic on right is the latter). @PaulSimonMusic broke all the rules with #Graceland, and came out the other side having created a wholly original and inspiring fusion of musical cultures. https://t.co/pXIw0q7Drm
Next most influential album: @billyjoel is, in my eyes, one of the greatest songwriting craftsmen ever. He assimilates numerous and diverse influences fluidly, then brings it back with freshness, color, and a sense of place and belonging. His music is the soundtrack of my life. https://t.co/FGFcI9hJJW
Next album. Complete genre shift. Discovering Gershwin as a teenager led me to Ravel, and when I heard how this small-handed Spanish virtuoso conquered the demands of the left hand concerto...then brought her dazzling virtuosity and grace to the G major one...it's perfection. https://t.co/R8eExkViu9