I will be attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah participating on a Music & technology panel.
Twitter and Southwest Air present the Collective Conversations: Sound & Vision – a panel discussion on music in film, and how the recording artist transitions into film composer – on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 12PM – 1PM at the Collective at 738 Main St. Park City, UT.The panel will be moderated by William H Macy, director of Rudderless, Official Sundance 2014 Selection. Actor, writer, producer, and director, William H. Macy channeled his passion for music into his directorial debut, Rudderless. The film tells the story of a grieving father in a downward spiral, who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of his son’s unknown talent, the father forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis. Rudderless has strong musical component and is a meditation on its power
I am excited to be performing this year at the Voice of Nomads International music festival in Ulan –Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia in Russia near Siberia July 11-13. I will be performing solo electronic music similar to the Huun Huur Tu album I made w/ some famous Mongolian type singers & musicians from the region. You can learn more here.
After 3 wonderful albums and touring around the world many times with the band I co- founded in 2004 with Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian, I have decided to retire from the Niyaz. I Online Pokies am very proud of my accomplishments making music and performing in front of so many amazing fans. Thank you for the continued support. I encourage the wonderful fans to always support Niyaz. Thanks.
I found this photo of Seal, Jamie Muhoberac, Paul Mavromatis (RIP) fashion designer Ozwald Boateng, & I @ London SARM Studios for a Marie Online Pokies Claire Japan interview. Circa 1993. — Seal had us take a break from recording to snap a photo. Those were some good time!
Just returned home from a quick NIyaz tour playing NYC & International Louisiana Festival in Lafayette Louisiana. Always love playing festival intimate clubs, but happy to be home and get back into the studio. New music coming soon.
Here is the video of the title track I produced for the film “Phantom” starring Ed Harris and David Duchovny. Music by Jeff Rona and Rachel Fannan. Produced & mixed by Carmen Rizzo. Video directed by Adam Bluming.
At the movie premier for the film Phantom staring Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, at Hollywoods famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Jeff Rona did the score, I produced the theme song “Ocean” featuring Rachel Fannan (UNKLE)
Happy to be a part of Â the William Morris Fall Music Sampler. Some very good company, Arctic Monkeys, Gary Clark Jr. Swedish House Mafia, Boyz Noise w/ Snoop Dog to mention a few. You can stream it here.
Happy to confirm I will be playing The Hollywood Bowl (For the third time) on September 23th w/ Huun Huur Tu as there special guest. Were opening up for the KCRW hosted event with headliners Animal Collective & Flying Lotus. Details here.
We are preparing for some summer tour dates. May 19-. Sting, The Cure, Manu Chao, Lenny Kravitz, David Guetta, Justice, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand, Block Party to mention a few. Stay tuned for US and other European dates.
I am happy to announce that I am scoring the film Perfect Sisters starring Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley & Oscar winner Mira Sorvino. Directed by Stanley M. Brooks & music supervision by Mary Ramos.