Africa Channel

Writing Music for The Africa Channel

I just finished writing a massive quantity of music destined for The Africa Channel, a cable channel which airs African English language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, soaps, biographies, current business analysis, cultural and historical programs. Together with composers Jeff Aulich and Michael Elsner, I wrote and produced almost 400 pieces of music designed for underscore use. The styles varied widely, from folk, acoustic, and tribal to electro, dance, and pop, and all had to be done with an African flavor. This took extensive research into native African music and instruments to come up with musical ideas that could easily fit in to the character of the channel and the shows on the channel.

Here is a sampling of a few of the cues:

 

2 days ago
It's done. Perhaps the most epic a cappella production I've ever worked on, with a lot of help from my friends. Enjoy SUPERHUMAN: https://t.co/EU3Px3XN2Z #kpop #acappella @NCTsmtown_127 #NCT127_SUPERHUMAN
5 days ago
...and now sparklingthreads is planting earworms in my head... https://t.co/xcdFfRHPwy
5 days ago
It's like sparklingthreads is living inside my head. https://t.co/rWk2C2Os7w
7 days ago
Not a whole lot of sessions going on, so I had to step into my friend @danlutz's private session with @louiepalmerdrum. #50waystoleaveyourlover https://t.co/zZj3012VtG
1 week ago
Finally taking the plunge: backing up with SuperDuper -> Mojave -> Catalina in the hopes it'll clear up some longstanding issues. #Mac #Upgrade