“Viking Halloween” on KPCC
Halloween is my favorite holiday, and this fun piece for NPR station KPCC was a chance to get spooky. Produced by Giuliana Mayo for “Take Two with A Martinez”. See more of my Recent Work Think we could collaborate or just want to talk? Get in touch
Katherine Switzer: Finish the Race
This was a particularly fun episode of the Rebel Girls Podcast to sound design, with its fast paced race running action, Boston bad weather, and 1960’s inspired music selections. Listen to an excerpt below or follow the link to the full episode. Check out the full episode BONUS: Katherine Switzer herself took notice and tweeted.…
Home Studio Construction
I, like many musicians and sound designers need a space in my home to produce music and other audio content. One of the biggest challenges is making that space insulated enough to avoid noise leakage in or out. A lot of noise can travel between rooms through the home’s ventilation and (obviously) windows and doors.…
Webby Nominated [Strike that – Webby Winning!]
Webby Award winning episode of the Rebel Girls podcast. Sound design and mixing by Brian Skipworth.
“This roof is perfect for solar panels.” That was a persuasive selling point for us. We had been renting apartments in California for 7 years and knew when we made the leap to a house we wanted solar panels. Electricity from the grid in California is expensive, relative to the US average, though that wasn’t…
Nature watching at home
“Are you sure which side of the glass you are on?” – Nine Inch Nails This sheltering in place has made me into a budding birder (not really). I am moved everyday by the beauty of the nature right outside my window.
Music for Savage Breasts and Scorned Women
I went searching for a misquotation “Music soothes a savage beast”, and found… William Congreve writes in his tragic play The Mourning Bride (1697): Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak. I’ve read, that things inanimate have mov’d, And, as with living Souls, have been inform’d, By…
Where’s the car? Learning to code an alerting solution in an AWS Lambda function.
Code can do it. You can code. Do it. As a co-founder and leader at Tesloop I was constantly finding ways that code could solve problems. Tesloop provided a new kind of shared-ride transportation service in Tesla cars. The shared ride model and the electric cars both presented unique challenges. One challenge was coordinating between…
Oh no, I broke my nerdboard. How DIY electronics skills and open source software saved the day, and my hands.
My hands were hurting. I work in software development, spending many hours each day typing, and I also play bass guitar in two bands (one coincidentally named Static Hands). The toll this took on my hands became so great that I was experiencing muscle spasms that immobilized my right thumb. Ouch. At the greatly appreciated…