"I've been playing it in a band called Falling Through the Cracks. The sound is kind of indefinable. We're like Weather Report meets Pink Floyd meets David Helpling meets Umphrey's McGee."
Q:About the Music for New Media Seminar, who is this for?
A:"It's for people interested in working on projects in film and new media. If you're a musician, you can learn how to deliver music to a film guy or Web designer. If you're a web designer, you can learn how to interact with a musician.
"The main thing is using music effectively in your project."
Q:Is there much need for something like that here?
A:"Danny Boyd is really the lead on this; I'm way down the totem pole. It's about looking into the [digital and film] landscape and trying to add something to it [for West Virginia].
"The thing is there isn't really much film infrastructure here, as far as I can tell. Somebody somewhere has to start presenting instruction, information to help create the resources for it. It's a step in that direction.
"We're really in uncharted territory, I think."
Q: How is it you can do this?
A:"About 1991, I started working with Charleston Stage Company. I was commissioned to write music for their Shakespeare plays from 1991 to 2003 and any kind of play they had that needed music. Through the Stage Company, I met a lot of guys doing instructional videos and started working for Cambridge Educational in South Charleston.
"They did videos like 'Ten Ways to Get a Great Job' and 'Understanding the Disabled.' I did 20 or 30 videos with that company and worked with Danny on some things. I did music for his 'Paradise Park.' I worked with Bill Richardson on five or six videos. I've been doing this for a while.
"I'm also a sequencing artist. I've worked with computer equipment and programs like Pro-Tools. I bring a lot of skills to the seminar."
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.