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

Original Music

New world fusion pieces for synthesizer, guitar, percussion, and vocals.
— Dana McCurdy and Kim Starner

Recording Credits

Name Artist Description
Feel Like Makin’ Love Roberta Flack synthesizer programming
Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods Dizzy Gillespie/Machito synthesizer programming
Guilty Mike Oldfield synthesizer programming
The Doctor Is In and Out Yusef Lateef synthesizer and sound design
Fantasy composer Michael Palmieri mixing, co-production, & technical support
Pleasure Principle “contemporary jazz” composer/keyboardist Joe Rubenstein mixing & technical support
Livin’ for the Feelin’ NY-based pop/dance music duo DNA arranging, MIDI production, keyboards, percussion, recording, mixing
Sonidos Migrantes Colombian folkloric/pop duo Viajeros de la Musica recording, mixing, & production
Children of the Amazon instrumentalists Kudzu & Peter Griggs recording & mixing
Tribe of One singer-songwriter Christine Baczewska recording & mixing
Dawn Until Dusk didgeridooist Adam Plack recording, production, & mixing
Sacred Songs of America Ed McCurdy with Dana McCurdy vocals, guitar, and co-production
Thoughts After Sixty Ed McCurdy vocals, guitar, and co-production

Live Performances

Name Description
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)
Jane Ira Bloom 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

Other Production Credits

Project   Description
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, and/or mixing
Pre-production for “Saturday Night Live” (with composer Howard Shore) synthesizer programming
“Source” music for TV soap opera “Another World” (with composer Mike Mandel) recording, production, and mixing
Musical theme for PBS series “Bookends” (with composer Scott Killian) recording, co-production, and mixing
Soundtracks for various works by video artist Rita Myers (including a major Whitney Museum installation in 1985) recording, co-production, and mixing
Various modern dance scores (by composers Linda Fisher and Scott Killian) recording, co-production, and 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 and mixing
“M1: The Video” (a series of four two-hour instructional videos on all operational aspects of the Korg M1 Synthesizer) script writer and on-screen instructor
Music for See Yourself Well (an audio series of guided meditations by Anne Beattie) original music and MIDI production