Music / Production

From childhood on, I’ve always been surrounded by music and musicians, and have been inspired to follow in their footsteps, both through creating my own music, and supporting others in doing likewise.

From folk music (my dad was a folk singer/songwriter), to jazz, pop, experimental/electronic, and world music, my musical explorations have involved me in many diverse aspects of music creation and production, from composing and producing my own original music, to supporting other musical artists in various capacities.

Skills

  • synthesizer programming/sound design
  • MIDI production
  • music recording, producing, and mixing
  • audio editing
  • electronic music composition
  • song writing
  • guitar
  • vocals
  • keyboard
  • hand drums/percussion

Music Software

  • ProTools (Avid-certified user)
  • Digital Performer
  • Studio One
  • Logic
  • Reason
  • Recycle
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Metasynth

Music

Serendipity Doo Dah
Dana McCurdy and Kim Sterner

New world fusion pieces for synthesizer, guitar, percussion, and vocals.

Electronic Music

Solo pieces for synthesizer, sampler, and processed audio.

Songs

Some of my singer-songwriter tunes (self-produced).

Dinosaur Dance

Havana Nocturne

  • mixing
  • post-production
  • technical support

Recording Credits

  • synthesizer programming
  • mixing
  • co-production
  • technical support
  • arranging
  • MIDI production
  • keyboards
  • percussion
  • recording
  • mixing
  • recording
  • production
  • mixing
  • vocals
  • guitar
  • co-production

Live Performances

Codanceco
modern dance company

live performance of a dance score by composer Scott Killian.

Circle of One

solo percussion and electronics (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Weehawken, NJ)
collaborations for sax and electronics, including performances with the NY State Council of the Arts New Music Network in 1985

None of the Above
improvisational/experimental rock band

various performances in New York and Toronto night clubs

Ear Food
synthesizer duo featuring original music by Dana McCurdy and Brian Flahive

various performances and workshops in the NY metropolitan area, including Columbia University, WKCR, the Museum of Natural History, and the Ear Inn

Production Credits

Various TV & Radio Commercials
including AMTRAK, Chrysler, Omni Magazine, Singer, Black & Decker, Laughing Cow, Thomas’ English Muffins, and Breeders’ Cup

  • synthesizer programming
  • recording
  • post-production
  • mixing

Pre-production for “Saturday Night Live”
Composer: Howard Shore

  • synthesizer programming

“Source” music for TV soap opera “Another World”
Composer: Mike Mandel

  • recording
  • production
  • mixing

Musical theme for PBS series “Bookends”
Composer: Scott Killian

  • recording
  • co-production
  • mixing

Various modern dance scores
Composers: Linda Fisher and Scott Killian

  • recording
  • co-production
  • mixing

1988 Summer Olympics
music library for the network TV broadcast

  • music editing

“Best of the Beach” and the Breeders Cup
network TV sports broadcasts

  • audio post-production
  • mixing

M1: The Video
a series of four two-hour instructional videos on all operational aspects of the Korg M1 Synthesizer

  • script writer
  • on-screen instructor

Music for See Yourself Well
an audio series of guided meditations by Anne Beattie

  • original music
  • MIDI production