Rare DIsease Foundation: Whole Picture Ad

Rare Disease Foundation: "Whole Picture"

Last week, I wrote some music for the Rare Disease Foundation​. I feel like I’ve lived a privileged life. Even in dark times, I’ve always been guided to a way to make things better. Let’s make sure these folks find one too.

Well done to the good people at 123w for the creative! Here's their description of the piece:

"Nearly 3 million Canadians have a rare disease. With as little as $3,500, the Rare Disease Foundation can fund the research needed to cure one. To lay out the facts—and show the impact even a small donation can have—we turned a class photo into a living infographic. Lena, a little girl suffering from a rare disease in real life, stands alone. Her classmates appear and disappear around her as the statistics are read, highlighting just how little money is needed to help cure children like her."

Want to help? Learn more about the Rare Disease Foundation.

MSI GE65 Stealth Thin Commercial

"Play Sharp" for the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Laptop

My first commercial in Taiwan! MSI just announced this handsome laptop, the GS65 Stealth Thin, and they brought me on to write music for its launch commercial. As a big fan of the GE63VR, it was an honour working on some of their hardware (and with Overwatch footage too!)

Kollectv featuring Lilian Leopold

Kollectv feat Lilian Leopold

Featuring Lilian Leopold, this latest short by Kollectv takes us on a romp through some of my favourite places in the world, the trails of North Vancouver.

The creative was looking for a hybrid sound, a blend of tribal and nature-inspired tones sitting on an electronic foundation. Narratively, we wanted to paint the picture of a hunt, one that would escalate throughout the piece. As always with this team, I was more than happy to oblige with an original score.

If you liked this, we also worked together on commercials for the Vancouver Art Gallery and Kal Tire that you might enjoy. Thanks as always for listening!

Nokian & Kal Tire's NFL Superfan Contest Commercial

Kal Tire / Nokian: "NFL Superfan Contest"

This year, Kal Tire and Nokian Tyres were running an NFL promotion giving away free NFL New Era Hat and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Super Bowl LII.

The talented teams over at 123w and Jarmain Productions spearheaded the project and hired me on for the music. They creative needed a football feel with a bit more edge. To keep the football roots, we opted for the snares and brass of a marching band, and to bring the track forward, we used trap music as the genre base (and bass).

Inaba by Jeremy Lim

Inaba: A Tribute to Persona 4

Happy 2017! To kick things off, I wrote a lazy, hazy tribute to the venerable Persona 4.

My November was rough, and I disappeared into the game to clear my mind. I think the narrative’s focus on inner turmoil, how we present ourselves to the world, and empathy really spoke to what I was going through, and I became very attached to the universe. Grateful, even. I wanted to make those feelings permanent and named this song for the tiny town it takes place in: Inaba.

Truthfully, I’ve been anxious about this track; I feel a little naked without my usual aesthetic, but I wanted to grow in different directions and embrace momentum over perfection. While you won’t hear direct references, you might find allusions to the story if you listen (and look) carefully.

Hopefully it sits well with you guys and thank you as always for listening! If you enjoy it, you can grab it on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, or Spotify.