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Materia: Final Fantasy VII Remixed

It's been a while since I've updated this page! So here goes! I was extremely honored and humbled to be a part of Materia: Final Fantasy VII Remixed. This incredible album which features a staggaring 5+ hours of music by artists/composers/producers/musicians…
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Surviving Unemployment

This post is going to talk about an unpleasant topic: unemployment. Better yet, how to survive unemployment. I've gone through this ugly phase twice in my life so far but both situations were very different from each other. The first time I…
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Short Film "Henry" is released!

Hello one and all! Last weekend I was hired by Wilkinson Films to score this charming short film called "Henry." It was a really fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Check it out below and I hope you enjoy it. If you have a film or project that…
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Moving to Austin, TX!

Big announcement! Madsen Studios LLC and family are moving to beautiful Austin, TX! I've accepted an in-house position as a composer/sound designer for Bee Cave Games. Should be a lot of fun with plenty of BBQ and Tex Mex sprinkled in for extra…
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It's a Two for One Friday!

Here are two short tunes I recently composed and produced. I hope you enjoy them!
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A world....WITHOUT DONUTS?!?!

Terrifying. Truly! Here's a short snippet of music I wrote on spec for a horror film I was bidding on. Liked how it turned out so I thought I'd share it with you all. I hope you enjoy it! And should you need a composer or sound designer,…
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Just for fun!

I stumbled across a cute (but silent) video on Vimeo the other day and thought it could really use some sound. So I reached out to the creators, Herzblut & Bock, and asked if they'd mind me adding in music and sound design. They kindly agreed…
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Six Tips for Hiring a Live Musician

Looking for some tips for hiring a live musician? I can help! I'm lucky enough to get hired to play saxophone and/or piano quite often for clients. It's a great way to keep my reading/playing chops up, earn a few extra bucks and get involved…
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Story Kasina

I had the pleasure of working with The Very Quiet Studio on an album, Story Kasina, which features a story using some of my original music. This CD is a collection of original stories which are read while music and/or sound design accompany…
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You'll never know....

.... if you never ask. A good friend of mine says that ALL of the time and she's right! We freelancers can sometimes forget that! Especially when we're feeling the pressure to win a gig. While talking with a client about a contract today,…