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My current musical focus is scoring orchestral music for TV and film. I studied composition at State College of Florida and I have a Master Certificate in Composition and Orchestration for Film & TV from Berklee Online. Watch my video reel on YouTube or listen to the following sample tracks on SoundCloud.
The history of Carl King, Sir Millard Mulch, and Dr. Zoltan…
Before I started focusing on orchestral and film music, I made a lot of comedic progressive rock music under the names Sir Millard Mulch and Dr. Zoltan.
The most well-known of those projects was a Sir Millard Mulch 3-CD concept album called How To Sell The Whole F#@!ing Universe To Everybody… Once And For All! It was released in 2005 on Mimicry Records, owned by Trey Spruance of Mr. Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3.
It had a bunch of guest performances and voiceover appearances on it from Virgil Donati, Morgan Agren, Lalle Larsson, Nils Frykdahl of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Devin Townsend, Dave Meros of Spock’s Beard, and a bunch of my other friends. I also printed up a 200-page book to accompany it. It managed to get written about in Modern Drummer, DRUM!, Kerrang, and a bunch of other overseas prog rock magazines.
I followed up that album by moving to Los Angeles in 2006, changing my name to Dr. Zoltan, and putting out a CD in 2010 called Why I Am So Wise, Why I Am So Clever, and Why I Write Such Good Songs which was a reference to a book by Nietzsche. It included some rocked-out versions of pieces by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Bartok — and a drum-off between my Toontrack / Cubase drum programming and Marco Minnemann. Nothing much happened with that one, and I took a VERY long break from music.
I spent the 7 years in-between working in video production, and produced a documentary about Morgan Agren, called Morgan Agren’s Conundrum, with guests Brendon Small, Tosin Abasi, Dweezil Zappa, and even a bit with Danny Carey of Tool. Also worked as a cinematographer for Jon Schnepp’s documentary, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened starring Tim Burton and Kevin Smith.
The next album happened in 2017, under my own name, called Grand Architects of the Universe. This time, I had Travis Orbin on the main drum tracks, with appearances by Thomas Lang, Marco Minnemann, Virgil Donati, Mike Stone, Morgan Agren, Dave Elitch, and guitar solos by Mike Keneally and Dweezil Zappa.
OLD ALBUM SAMPLERS
“Jokey prog work-outs to entertain and enlighten you through laughter.”
“Extraordinarily creative… Insanely entertaining… Extreme compositional excess. Ingenious, indignant, cerebral cacophony.”
Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad)
“You poor motherfucker. You can quote me on that.”
Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle / Faith No More / Secret Chiefs 3)
“It’s like Stravinsky, only CRAZIER!”
“…The world should hear it but unfortunately the world is brainwashed right now. …wild stuff, boy!”
“Utterly Unperformable. Bizarre.”
“You sick bastard. That stuff sounds fantastic!”
Bryan Beller (Mike Keneally, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai)
“You are one freaked out dude. My word.”
Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)
“Wow, that music is crazy! I’m jealous of your many articulate opinions. I struggle with being articulate on many issues. But I can talk passionately about Alex Van Halen and Ringo Starr using big washy cymbals. Hopefully this will redeem me when I most need it.”
Scott Thunes (Frank Zappa, The Vandals)
“Someone I know needs to switch to decaf.”
“For your fucked up tastes, you might just have found the most entertaining album ever. Seriously.”