New Solo Album: Homesick
If you thought I was done putting out content this week...well...you know I'm crazy enough to do another thing.
In my final Composer Quest interview with Mitchell Johnson,... Read more
The FINAL EPISODE
I can't believe it's here.
Tour 12: Finale in Minnesota
I don't want to say too much about the episode, because I'd rather you just jump into it and enjoy... Read more
Tour 11: Psychology in the Southwest
It's becoming very real to me now that Composer Quest is almost at an end. I was feeling a little wistful as I was walking around Minneapolis today, reviewing this... Read more
Tour 10: Squirrels in California
We're getting down to the final few episodes! This one starts with my interview of podcaster Jon Brantingham. After a nerdy film scoring conversation, we go on... Read more
Tour 9: Surprises in Taiwan 2
The exciting conclusion of my Taiwan adventure is partially about the ups and downs of interviewing. Josh Wilson, who's been a longtime listener of Composer Quest, interviews me about my... Read more
Tour 8: Surprises in Taiwan
Today's episode chronicles the first half of my time in Asia. Lots of fun field recordings in this one. Also, I go on a surprise trip to a country... Read more
Tour 7: Family in Australia
Got another 3-hour episode for you today! In this one, you'll get to meet several interesting and talented musicians in Australia. We cover everything from free jazz improv to robot... Read more
Tour 6: Creative Work in LA
Today's episode is packed with advice on navigating the film and game music scene in Los Angeles. It features a couple of my friends who've moved from Minnesota to work... Read more
Tour 5: Games in Chicago 2
Today's episode starts in Connecticut with Peter Van Siclen, a participant in the Composer Quest Olympic Games. Then I return to Chicago to chat with Thor Bremer, who's in the... Read more
Tour 4: Songwriting in New England
Today's episode is an epic 3-hour jaunt through New England, where I talked with four songwriters and co-wrote two songs along the way. You'll also get to hear... Read more
Tour 3: Theory in New York
Today's episode chronicles my whirlwind 7-hour trip into New York City (got 4 interviews there, though!). The episode starts in Philadelphia with a re-interview of Geometry of Musicauthor Dmitri... Read more
Ep. 2, Olympics Update, Charlie Concert
Got a few quick news bytes to share:
1. Episode 2 is up!
2. We're having a closing ceremony for the Composer Quest Olympics on Monday.
3. You can now... Read more
The First Episode
I planned to wake up this morning excited about two things: 1) posting the first podcast episode of the Composer Quest World Tour, and 2) basking in the warm and... Read more
It's the last night of my travels, before I head back to Minnesota. It's been an awesome two months, and I'm excited to announce that the podcast floodgates are... Read more
I had an amazing few days in Tasmania, staying with the Mason family in Poatina village.
Spike and Lea are both excellent musicians, and I got some of my favorite... Read more
Basement of Wonders
I'm wrapping up the Northeastern US leg of my tour, and heading back to Minnesota to fly west to California and beyond!
I thought I'd share this video... Read more
Live in New England
Just wanted to let you know that tomorrow I'll be interviewed on Salem Community TV in New Hampshire by songwriter Tom Giarrosso. Tune in to the live webstream... Read more
The Tour Begins!
Thanks to you, the Composer Quest World Tour has become a reality! I left Minneapolis this morning and am now writing from my friend Sam's apartment in Chicago,... Read more
Composer Quest Olympics
As I was pondering what to do for our final Composer Quest composing quest, I thought it would be fun to do something that felt a little more... Read more
Just wanted to share a few Composer Quest updates.
First, the tour planning is going well. I've been setting up interviews with a TON of people, including previous... Read more
WE DID IT!
Thanks to your generosity, we've exceeded the target of $5,000! I'm incredibly excited to share this podcast adventure with you in the fall!
Now that we hit the goal, the... Read more
Final Week, New Reward
The FINAL WEEK is here! $3,204 raised and $1,796 to go. We can do this!
I've just added a new reward: Lessons with Charlie. These one-on-one coaching sessions... Read more
MIDI Remix Quest
Just a quick update as we round out week two of the campaign. We've almost reached the $3,000 mark, which is very exciting! Thanks to those of you who've jumped... Read more
Stretch Goal: Album Appendix
What an amazing week! First of all, THANK YOU for being an early adopter and showing your support for this podcast adventure, which feels almost inevitable to me now. The... Read more