I have been an active participant in the Bay Area’s creative community for over four decades. In 1965, I began my film career, helping to create the award winning documentary, “This Time the World,” about the American Nazi Party. I was a pioneer in live performance with the Moog synthesizer and, beginning in the early ‘70s, began creating scores for film, television and theater, and later started Soundtracks, which put music to scores of films and video. I collaborated with Noel Parenti, Scott Beach, Stephen Hill, John Arthur Lewis, Randy Craig, Joseph Liebling, Leslie Harlib, Hokum W. Jeebs, J. Raoul Brody, Jim Purcell, Paul de Benedictis, Scott Singer and others on a wide variety of music and performance pieces. One film scored by Soundtracks on won an Oscar in 1987, "Women, For America, For the World, by Vivian Verdon Roe.
I served as Program Director of Intersection Theater in San Francisco, publicist for San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, a first of its kind, arts center, and have produced many large, outdoor events such as the first four years of Oakland's Festival at the Lake. In the 1980s I created the San Francisco Synthesizer Ensemble with Jim Purcell, John Lewis and Paul de Benedictis.
Since the birth of my daughter, Micah in 1991, I have retired from the composing business, scaled back my producing and expanded my writing, photography and live performance interests. I have reached a point in my life where I am able to focus on what is truly important to me: raising my daughter and helping people who are doing worthwhile things.