By day, I am audio engineer and producer. I record rock bands, film and TV music, musical theatre cast recordings and audio books. I work at different studios around NYC depending on the project, including my own mixing studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I also have access to a group of incredible musicians who I contract for projects. Below are a few of my favorites of the 100+ audiobooks I have directed and recorded for Recorded Books, a production studio and audiobook publisher in lower Manhattan.
I assisted Pat Irwin (of the B-52s) on the score of AMC’s Feed the Beast, Showtime’s Nurse Jackie (Season 5-7) and HBO’s Bored to Death (Season 3), PBS’ Peg Plus Cat and several documentaries and short feature films. Credits are listed on my Film/TV page.
(Audiobook Director) Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process, Written and narrated by John McPhee is a memoir about a career writing for The New Yorker and teaching nonfiction writing at Princeton. McPhee has such profound wisdom, truly one of a kind. (Buy on Audible / NYTimes Feature)
(Audiobook Director) Liner Notes. Written and narrated by Loudon Wainwright III is memoir about his career and family with new recordings of more than 50 songs integrated into the story. (Buy on Audible / NYTimes Feature)
(Audiobook Director) Ordinary Light Written and Narrated by Tracy K Smith. The Pulitzer-Prize winning poet’s first novel is a memoir about her mother’s life & death. Hearing Smith read the book out loud was incredibly moving. She has a calm and powerful essence and narrative voice.
(Audiobook Director) The Spark and the Drive by Wayne Harrison, Narrated by Quincy Dunn Baker. A story about mechanics with simple and masculine language that manages to be some of the tenderest, most truthful writing about grief I have encountered. (Audible.com)
(Audiobook Director) Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth, Narrated by Debra Winger. This is the beautiful debut novel of a longtime fixture in the southern literary scene. Best part is… I got to teach Debra to sing the blues. You may think the Academy Award was the highlight of her career but actually it was the…
(Audiobook Director) Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America by Donald L. Miller, Narrated by Jim Frangione. An awesome history of New York City in the 1920s. Each chapter tells the story of an important person who helped create the landscape of the city we know and love. (Audible.com)
(Audiobook Director) The Night Ocean by Paul LaFarge, narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers. A quixotic trip through the secret worlds of books. LaFarge gives such power to the literary canon it becomes unclear what is real and what is fiction. (Review in Audiophile Magazine)
(Audiobook director) Paper: Paging Through History. By Mark Kurlansky, Narrated by Andrew Garman. An entertaining and subversive history of something so ubiquitous you forget it is loaded with history and politics.
(Audiobook Director) The Right Thing by Amy Conner, Narrated by Kate Baldwin. A ridiculous romance novel narrated by my one of my absolute favorite performers in New York. I didn’t sob as hard as when she sang Giant at the Public, but I loved listening to Kate tell this story about blowing off southern society…
(Original Score) McToad Mow’s Tiny Island. By Tom Angleberger, Narrated by Richard Poe is a cheery and educational children’s book about modes of transportation with an original score and quirky sound design by me and Recorded Books founder, Claudia Howard.
I often record and mix Larry Maslon’s NPR show Broadway to Main Street. I also recorded the theme and helped Larry set up the format of the show in the first season. Larry is a brilliant historian of the American Musical Theater. Check out the podcast as well as his books and movies at BroadwayToMainSreet.com