Paul Damian Hogan is a composer and producer in New York City. He was nominated for an Emmy for his score to the documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect and has also composed for the films Looks Like Laury, Sounds like Laury, Shored Up, Sahkanaga and Must Read After My Death. He earned his doctorate in music composition from Columbia University studying contemporary classical and electronic music. He makes records under the names Paul Damian Hogan the Third, Ta Da, and Frances. He also writes music for television commercials, does arrangements for bands, produces records, and composes music for art projects. When not writing music, Paul enjoys playing soccer, watching soccer, hanging out with his wife and 2 1/2 year old daughter, traveling and eating delicious sandwiches.