January 17th is the opening of the exhibition I hear what you’re seeing at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. My composition Roadside Apparition will be featured in the exhibition alongside Laura Spaulding Best’s painting Refracted Oasis. The exhibition runs through April and viewers will be able to see paintings by Arizona based artists paired with newly commissioned music.

Roadside Apparition will also be released on Soundcloud for listeners outside of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

From the Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts Website:

“What does a painting sound like? What do sounds look like?

The exhibition I hear what you’re seeing highlights seven paintings and drawings by Arizona artists, imaginatively narrated in sound by students from Arizona State University’s School of Music and ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering.”

The opening reception for I hear what you’re seeing is on Friday, January 17, from 6:00–8:00 pm.

I am proud to announce a really cool placement of my track “There and Back” in the Investigation Discovery show Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda. “There and Back” is featured in the score of episode 6 of season 7 “Jeckyll and Hyde”.

Homicide Hunters showcases major cases from the career of retired Colorado Springs Detective Joe Kenda. Full Episodes are available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery Website

“There And Back” from Songs of the North & There and Back by The Devin Arne Quintet (2009)

“Touch Me” is the second single off of I’m Desperate For You by Motteo

As described by the artist, “Maybe you know this pattern as well as I do: you go out on countless dates and happy hours and house parties and coffees for months/years and yet you still go home alone feeling unwanted. Eventually, you settle for dispirited promiscuity with someone you’ve met online.  The modern dating cycle. Anyway, these songs are a sort of articulation of that loneliness and angst. I’d call it the modern deficit of intimacy.”

Music and Lyrics: Motteo

Produced by: Devin Arne & Motteo

Vocals Recorded by: Devin Arne & Josh Guinta

Mixed by: Billy Centenaro

Mastered by: Bob Power

It’s a cool experience when a music placement helps you learn about a sub-culture that you didn’t know existed.

My track “Junior’s Blues” has gotten a lot of love recently from the Discovery Network, and was featured on Episodes 9 and 10 of the series “Vegas Rat Rods”

I’ve learned that rat rods are the grittier, no-frills cousin to hot rods. As described on Wikipedia, “Originally, rat rods were a counter-reaction to the high-priced ‘customs’ and typical hot rods, many of which were seldom driven and served only a decorative purpose. The rat rod’s inception signified a throwback to the hot rods of the earlier days of hot-rod culture—built according to the owner’s abilities and with the intention of being driven. Biker, greaser, rockabilly, psychobilly, and punk sub-cultures are often cited as influences that shaped rat rodding.”

Full Episodes of Vegas Rat Rods are available for streaming on YouTube and Discovery.com

Motteo is an emerging alt-pop artist releasing his first EP, I’m desperate for you, in summer 2019. Set to punchy synth textures with catchy pop melodies, Motteo writes about a deficit of intimacy. Fascinated by intimacy and relationships, the artist writes about his experience and what he’s witnessed in modern dating and social/online life.

I worked with Motteo in NYC in late 2018 developing his demos into fully produced songs. I also produced the vocal recording sessions and edited and mixed the EP’s vocals.

The first single off the EP is “Desperate”, which explores anxious longing for lost love.