Before the pandemic, I spent 34 years touring as a concert lighting designer. When not on tour I worked in NYC designing fashion shows, events etc. I live in the east Village with my 5 year old daughter
Home: NYC. Work: The World
Who Have I Worked With
Pixies, Dead Can Dance, Anita Baker, Childish Gambino, Lisa Gerrard, Spiritualized, Tiesto, David Guetta, Chet Faker, They Might Be Giants etc.
Houses of the Holy
The Rain Song
What brought you into the music industry?
The excitement of creation
How is your life affected by COVID-19?
I had shows going out on tour for all of this year and next that were instantly cancelled. Everything I have ever been a part of for my career suddenly disappeared, over night, world wide. Some of us adapted to the new world and are busy working again, in a new way. Change is constant, and we are in a stage of extreme accelerated transformation. Waiting around for the old way to come back, to me is like waiting around for the 1950's to come back. Adapting as the world changes is how we survive.
Have I benefited from a COVID relief fund?
How do you feel in general?
I feel the world is in a really bad place at the moment, especially this country. But I feel uplifted about my life. As a single dad I get to be there now for all the moments of my daughters growth. She has no knowledge of politics, the economy, COVID, but sees wonder in a tiny toy, or the sun coming up, or a plane flying by. It's infectious. This is joy.
A short funny/memorable/touching story on the job.
Last year I was lighting a celebrity Christmas Gala. Chris Rock came out to read the Christmas story. The room went silent and as he started to read I started sneezing and couldn't stop, as I had a bad cold. Embarrassed with the whole audience turning around to look at me I ducked down to hide behind the lighting console. The reading went like this: ‘Merry Christmas Uncle!” ‘Bah’ said Scrooge. When will that MOTHER FUCKER STOP SNEEZING, and will someone get that mother fucker a Benadryl’. Everyone had a good laugh. After he was done, the host John Oliver runs on stage and says ‘Thank you Chris and yes, the line ‘Will someone get that mother fucker a benadryl was in the original Dickens story’. I’m always happy to contribute to the show.
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