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SONGS FOR ONE VISUAL EP
Songs for One began as a live series where I performed intimate, interactive concerts for one person at a time. I created the series in 2016 in the midst of the presidential elections and a string of violent attacks on queer people and people of color (Pulse nightclub shooting, the shootings of Philando Castile & Alton Sterling, etc.). Combining music, meditation and visual imagery, this series sought to foster real life human connection as an antidote to the disconnection and divisiveness created by the social and political climate at the time, as well as the effects of social media and the 24 hour news cycle. The series spread through word of mouth and I ultimately performed for over 100 people, one at a time.
The Songs for One Visual EP is a collection of favorites from the live Songs for One project. In bringing this project to a wider audience, my friend and producer, Jody Shelton, and I built lush, electronic orchestras around the intimate melodies and lyrics of the original Songs for One songs, and collaborated with a team of woman animators to create beautiful, dream-like videos to accompany the fleshed-out Songs for One tracks.
ACTING REEL 2019
Featuring performances from Friends From College, Nurse Jackie, Quantico & High Maintenance.
FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE
As Kristie on Season 2 of Netlix’s Friends From College (“The Storage Unit”).
Written with difficult times in mind, "Shittier" is a song that offers a humorous and hopeful take on making the best of the "shit" we encounter in this world.
DAUGHTER KNOWS BEST THEME SONG
Wrote and performed the theme song for Daughter Knows Best, a new podcast hosted by comedian Carolyn Castiglia, and her smarter, wiser, more sophisticated 11-year-old daughter, Adriana.
Each episode features a convo that Carolyn and Adriana have with other NYC kids and parents! Carolyn and I are comedy friends from way back and even collaborated on a song and music video several years ago (which also featured a then-3-year-old Adriana)!
You can listen to Daughter Knows Best on iTunes, GooglePlay & Stitcher.
We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh returns with Spirit Hunters, a high-stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine, the new seventh grader in town who must face down the dangerous ghosts haunting her younger brother. A riveting ghost story and captivating adventure, this tale will have you guessing at every turn!
GHOST IN THE SHELL PSA
Composed the score for a PSA about representation in Hollywood.
SONGS FOR ONE
Songs for One is an incredibly intimate musical experience performed for an audience of one.
Combining music with visual imagery, Songs for One is a multi-sensory performance that strips music down to a one-on-one setting — like lullabies for adults. Each audience member makes an individual appointment with me and is the sole recipient of a three-song set that is personalized just for them. No two performances are alike, just as no two audience members are alike. Songs for One seeks to explore the unique and deeply spontaneous moments that arise when we experience music with our hearts open and masks down.
Featured in The Civilian's Extended Play.
BANTER GIRL THEME SONG
Wrote and performed the theme song for the BanterGirl LIVE! Podcast.
BanterGirl Productions is headed by the wonderfully prolific Trish Nelson, who has produced live shows for such talents as Women of Letters, Carolyn Castiglia, John Hodgman, Amy Schumer, and Broad City. BanterGirl LIVE! features brilliant multi-cultural women, comedians, and icons who are currently busting down the doors for women and diversity in the entertainment industry and beyond.
*69 is a collection of 90s R&B songs lovingly reimagined as intimate vocal-piano arrangements. Filmed and recorded in single live takes, *69 reveals a lifelong passion for R&B and classical music, from a Rachmaninoff-esque spin on Sisqo's "Thong Song", to dreamy Debussy-inspired harmonies in SWV's "Weak", and a spare, hypnotic version of Ghost Town DJ's "My Boo".
*69 Track Listing / Original Artist:
Thong Song / Sisqo
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) / En Vogue
My Boo / Ghost Town DJ's
Tell Me / Groove Theory
Are You That Somebody / Aaliyah ft. Timbaland
Weak / SWV
Filmed & Edited by: Matthew Kern
Recorded & Mixed by: Robbie Klein
*69 was filmed and recorded at Michiko Studios in NYC.
WEAK by SWV
ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY by AALIYAH FT TIMBALAND
TELL ME by GROOVE THEORY
MY BOO by GHOST TOWN DJs
MY LOVIN' (YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET IT) by EN VOGUE
THONG SONG by SISQO
MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SHOW
As Band Leader of MTV's "Middle of the Night Show".
As Jean Kim on Showtime's Nurse Jackie ("Godfathering").
As Jen on HBO's High Maintenance ("Sufjan").
Created by Cringe Factory.
Featured in NY Daily News, Gawker & Mental Floss.
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