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To: oh, oh, nine! - December 31, 2009

Giant Place Detail (feature doc on Shua group's dance piece) coming along. Eavesdrop film to DVD, On Demand and Netflix in March. Soundtrack (cn's album #8) to follow. Jazz quintet gig in the spring to be announced soon - to perform and promote cn's film music / jazz tunes (studio recording & albums to follow.) Album of redux / reimagined jazz / film music and album of new jazz tunes in the summer. Also, lot's of films coming out (news on Luckys Days), films in progress and film in talks for 2010. Sneak peak tracks for 2010 on the player and "hear" page representin' my sonic diversity with a big D.

comedy short / feature doc! - November 24, 2009

I've just completed a comedy short call case closed, starring Geneva Carr. I'm signed for a documentary feature on a location specific dance work. I called into cdbaby podcast for the first time. Here's to more films, the completion / release of double album space bar and a bigger web presence in 2010.

soundtracks, finally - October 26, 2009

Everything's Jake score is finally out in the world. (short) film music volume one is coming up and out next real soon. Using Waveburner and mastering myself means that I'll put out more faster sooner better. My studio is becoming what I always wanted it to be. 2010's looking huge!

been a while - September 9, 2009

Hair, screenings and scores:

I've been subbing on HAIR for Wilbur Bascomb and I've played with Bernard Purdie on drums a few times. What a blast and an honor!

A couple of shorts I scored in the last year and a half are screening. See "what's next".

The score to Everything's Jake will up on cdbaby and itunes soon. Also, in the works is a compilation of some of the music I've composed in year and half for film called "(short) film music volume one."

I'm in talks with some features, lot's looking up for what remains of a (thus far kind of) weird year.

latest - April 30, 2009

Lucky Days won Gold Remi award at Houston World Fest on April 26.

Cut film fund raiser at the Abbey on Monday May 4.

Break In Screening on May 6.

Just completed 1st part of animated feature "Sad Panda Fellowship" and screener of short comedy "Nutmeg". (The latter off to festivals.)

Nearly all themes for PHI video game are assigned.

Onward - April 14, 2009

Just finished short "Break In" by Deidre Britter.

Many main themes have been approved on current projects: Short film "Cut", animated feature "Sad Panda Fellowship" and video game "project phi." And, Last but not least, double album "space bar" inching forward.

"Everything's Jake" soundtrack and instrumental "de la sur" to itunes to very soon.

Lots in the works - February 12, 2009

2 shorts in progress, the beginnings of an animated feature ...
in talks with other film projects ...
all the while, more work on video game PHI and space bar.

Most importantly, the new website(s) are inching forward.

WEB 2.0 coming - podcasts with DB leonard slated for this spring.

Screening of LUCKY DAYS in March.

New-ness! - January 9, 2009

Another short completed, Kenji Oliveras' short film "Meat (working title)".

Video game and another short film (b/w super 8) scores in full gear. Double album (still) in the works.

Other film and internet projects (including a graphic novel) in the pipeline. Looking like a big year!

Website revamp / web 2.0 week scheduled. Expect new look and feel February.

Busy ness! - November 2, 2008

Commencing another short film (Eddie Griffith's "Brother's Reaction" and music for a video game.

Space Bar still creeping along...

Thank you Paul Newman! - October 1, 2008

Lucky Days best feature at CIFF on Saturday.

Paul Newman was the Producer Emeritus for the film. What an honor!

More of CN's music out in the world - - September 17, 2008

Beloit College is using CN's music for the play "The Forever Waltz" and Lucky Days to screen at the Coney Island FIlm Festival.

CN selected for BMI Film Scoring workshop - September 10, 2008

CN will be one of six participating in the Composing for the Screen: Film Scoring for a New Era, an intensive and experiential NYC-based film scoring workshop, directed by Rick Baitz. Sponsored by BMI and The Manhattan Producers Alliance. Takes place Sept. 15 to Oct. 10.

so it's been a while... - August 29, 2008

lot's going on, more updates to follow (some albeit belated), but for now movie news:

LUCKY DAYS selected for Coney Island Film Festival in late September.

Eavesdrop site updated with "Behind the Scene" video.

CN completed score for "Heart," a 10 minute short film by Hugh Plantin.

new space (space bar update #3) - April 29, 2008

it's official, cn's new music studio is up and running! this is the biggest space for his music in all his year in nyc. whoo!

ALSO, lot's of news in the works ...
here's some hints - space bar art, space bar recording with T (and Ethel), another documentary in the works, movie deals, youtube videos (including live performances and guitar lessons) !

LUCKY DAYS (sneak preview of a rough cut) at USA Film Festival - April 16, 2008

Tribute to Texas-born actor Rip Torn and sneak preview (of a rough cut) screening of "Lucky Days" on April 25, 2008 in cn's home town Dallas, Tx.

Eavesdrop Trailer (Eavesdroppings #7) - March 21, 2008

Check out the recently updated site - eavesdropfilm.com

space bar update #2 (Y recital) - February 17, 2008

CN premiered 2 songs and a soundscape for solo double bass at his faculty recital at the 92nd st Y. The event also marked his return to playing original jazz tunes. Expect more jazz gigs later this year. But for now, recording space bar has kicked into high gear. Rammer is working on images for the cover / website.

space bar'd - November 3, 2007

rehearsing, arranging, and some recording has started on the magnum opus "space bar" ...
expect tracks to trickle out for internet release / digital download soon - all leading up to the double album physical cd release with artwork for every track.

Eaves Dropped - September 27, 2007

9.25.07 a big day, recording of eavesdrop score completed. A 20 hour session resulted in an hour and 20 minutes of music. Check out cn's blog about it at boyfromtexas.blogspot.com

Monster video posted! - July 17, 2007

big thanks to Alan Abbadessa for the awesome art! click on links

7.11.7 (eavesdroppings #5) a score within the score - July 11, 2007

Big day for Eavesdrop and CN.

Recording the Eroica Trio at Legacy studios went splendidly. About 20 minutes worth of music including the main themes and the music of composer character August Moon (played by Terence Mann) including lots of his sonata and a tango.

Photo and sneak peek tracks soon.

OUTPUT MODE - June 25, 2007

So much music underway ...
staggering, exhilarating ...
I'm a lucky dog thanking my lucky stars. One hour and 10 minues of music composed, recorded, performed (most by himself), mixed and delivered all in less than two months.

What else can I say - busiest summer ever. Freaking wow.

thanks to all for 10 years in NYC - June 23, 2007

bIg discount on "de la sur" at cdbaby!!!!!

Lucky Days almost done - June 20, 2007

All the cues have been composed, recorded and delivered ... just final mix / lay in session remains. ADR and editting going very well. Festival circuit, here we come!

lucky days indeed - May 6, 2007

cn has signed on to score Lucky Days starring writer/director Angelica Torn, co-director Tony Torn, Luke Zarzecki, Rip Torn, and Federico Castelluccio
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