For the past twenty or so years, I’ve been involved as a composer for theater, film, television and other media. In the past, I have done projects for commercial advertisers pushing products and services that I didn’t always believe in.
That’s tough. Because there’s a conflict internally. And while I wanted to create the best possible music analogue to the message, it became more and more difficult with projects I couldn’t believe in.
Belief. It’s the only thing that makes us who we are. Our beliefs and our values.
Recently I was invited to create the soundtrack and trailer music for a new podcast. The subject is about immigrants and the deportation of the most vulnerable of them. As a child of immigrant parents, married to an immigrant, it’s something I can get behind.
While I don’t condone illegal immigration, I do think the way we treat people who are here, no matter how they arrived is a reflection on our society.