A little bit about me
I'm a multi-instrumentalist musician/producer who's been pumping out soundtracks and songs under the alias of Theves since 2011. To date, I've composed soundtracks for 4 feature films, over a dozen shorts and now working on putting out my first full length album "Different Places." What makes my process unique is the obsessive DIY approach that I take towards building the tools that I use in my work. I build a lot my own instruments, devices, computers and even write the software that I use to come up with unique and often strange sounds, which is why I'm building up the blog section on this site so that I can share my experience with others.
Best of all, I've made most of my catalogue available to independent creators who may use my music in their work for free as long as it's non-commercial (i.e. no one involved in the project is getting paid) through the Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 licence. Get in touch if you want to use a track and need the audio stems.
But wait, there's more!
I initially earned my stripes in show business as a film producer. In a fit of passion, curiosity and anger, I took a hiatus from music to make a documentary about the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011. The film was well received by audiences, critics and festivals alike and continues to serve as a valuable reminder and hindsight into the most important protest movement since the civil rights era. Last year, a film that I produced called Down River was award the distinction of "Best Motion Picture" at the 2014 Leo Awards.
As I was hustling as a producer, I kept a roof over my head as a freelance web developer. I was fortunate to have computers around from a very young age and naturally gravitated towards coding websites as soon as Geocities hit the scene. I link to my programming project's Github repos in the coding section if you're into that sort of thing.
I'm now channelling my code-fu into music performance related technologies through a startup called Humanyse.