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/instructor)
  • Digital Performer
  • Studio One
  • Logic
  • Reason
  • Recycle
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Arturia V Collection Software Instruments
  • 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).

The Clifton Tribe

The Clifton Tribe Improvised music for drums, mallet & wind instruments, and percussion.
  • drums & percussion
  • recording
  • editing
  • post-production/mixing

Dinosaur Dance

Havana Nocturne

Contemporary Classical Pieces

Composer: Michael Palmieri
  • mixing
  • post-production
  • technical support

Recording Credits

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
  • 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
  • co-production

Thoughts After Sixty

Ed McCurdy
  • 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)

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

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

Soundtracks for various works by video artist Rita Myers

including a major Whitney Museum installation in 1985
  • 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