I’m Brandon. I’m a product manager & strategist, music producer/composer/snob, occasional writer, husband, tinkerer, new homeowner, new dog owner, and caffeine addict. I live and work in rural central Massachusetts.
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I fell into product management by accident. I have a BS in Music Technology from Northeastern University, and in an effort to make money, I landed a gig at a music startup doing customer support, which eventually evolved into a product role. It took me a while, but now I love understanding the very human psychology behind people’s problems, and building products to solve them.
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I started playing classical piano at the age of 4, which naturally led to my curiosity for sound and the vastly different ways it can be made. I gave up on piano (temporarily) at age 13 and picked up a few different instruments instead, starting with the bass guitar. I also started songwriting around then, both playing in bands (including Bushwhack, a previous incarnation of cine-metal act Earthside) and exploring my own ideas. Some of the musicians I’ve collaborated with include Earthside, hip hop producer t. agency, DJs The WIG & Panooc, avant-garde singer and dancer Mary Esther Carter, among others.
I write and record solo. I’ve released 4 albums of mostly alternative pop music (Kid Lightbulb, Bedtime Rituals, You Know I and Sleepwalker) and a short collection of piano music (Post-Midnight).
I’ve also composed weirder stuff, like a theme & variations showcasing the bass guitar, and an electroacoustic piece comprised entirely of sounds from doors and voices.
Socialist Salesmen (2013) — vocals, guitar, songwriting (rock)
Variations on a Lonely Theme, for 5-string electric bass & live electronics (2010)
Music behind closed doors, digital audio (2010)
Post-Midnight, for solo piano (2009)
traffic circle, Jamaica Spain, for piano & digital audio (2009)