David is the founding partner of Volume Music+Sound
Starting out in the SF underground electronica scene, David spent years developing his signature sound of intense and unique electronica. He is Volume’s goto composer for national campaigns that need brand identifying music that pushes the spot over the top.
When not writing music David cruises SF back alleys in search of vintage synths, especially the elusive Yamaha GX1. Tree house living in Marin County gives David the solitude he needs to keep his spiritual composing chops well honed and the opportunity to keep up with his passion for squirrel watching.
Dan is a founding partner at Volume Music+Sound
Growing up in the rough, Jet side of Rochester, Dan was exposed to the joys of upstate NY radio at an early age. It was a time and place where no distinction was made between BTO, Maiden or The Smiths. He learned to love and appreciate all of it, crappy or not.
As a composer, Dan’s work can be heard in major advertising campaigns, network and cable TV shows and a growing number of films. His sense of melody and odd instrumentation gives his compositions a depth and signature sound that is uniquely his.
As a musician, he has enjoyed several Grammy nominations and especially enjoyed winning a Grammy with the band They Might Be Giants. He continues his work with the band as they travel the world, bringing their song craft and original wit to the people.
Jeff Dodson is an award winning composer and sound designer. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York City, Jeff’s talent has touched a wide range of media including the network television rebrands of Showtime networks and G4tv. He has worked in the video game industry composing soundtracks for X-men 3: The Official Game and the successful Bioware franchise Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, and has composed music and SFX for countless trailer, television and home entertainment productions.
In 2011 his sound design work on Rainfall’s own The Damage Done earned him a Telly award, and his sound re-design of Prologue’s Disney Tron intro animation won Prologue the prestigious Art Director’s Club award. In 2008 the G4tv rebrand netted a silver medal at the promaxBDA awards.
He also likes cats.
Joe Gore is a multi instrumentalist who has played on seven of Tom Waits albums, two PJ Harvey albums, worked with Jon Hassell, Lisa Germano, Stephen Yerkey, Kathy Acker, and Meat Beat Manifesto. Joe was a member of Oranj Symphonette and Made two Action Plus albums. More recently Joe has recorded with Courtney Love, DJ Shadow, Aimee Mann, Tracy Chapman, Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches, the Eels, Carrie Underwood and John Cale and others. Joe has also appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Conan O/Brien Show, The Carson Daly Show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Austin City Limits and more.
Composer of music for well over 30 films such as, Alvin and the Chipmunks 1, 2, and 3, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Sex Drive, The Adjustment Bureau, countless TV shows, and commercials, Joseph Katsaros brings a new level of creativity to any musical endeavor. Tracks produced for Alvin and the Chipmunks garnered an American Music Award and launched the album to Platinum status. Based in New York, but raised in Texas, Joseph produces to the highest demands while keeping that southern hospitality alive. Albeit without the accent, which he sometimes wishes he had.
John Krogh is an award-winning composer (ASCAP), engineer, producer, sound designer, and multi-instrumentalist who writes music and provides audio production services for advertising, TV, film and new-media clients. John has produced music for national and international brands such as Fox Sports, Microsoft, Verizon, Ubisoft, and Adidas, and has garnered two Telly Awards for his original compositions. With over 300 music placements to his credit, Krogh’s music can be heard on programs from such networks as The History Channel, MSNBC, Tru TV, Bravo and National Geographic.
In addition to his studio work and music publishing experience, John Krogh has toured the globe as a music programmer and playback engineer for live concerts and television performances with such artists as The Eagles, Don Henley, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson, to name a few. Notable performances include the 2006 Winter Olympics, Good Morning America, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The David Letterman Show.
Justin has been composing and performing music most of his life. Beginning with his band the Roots of Orchis and now his current band Golden Void, he has dabbled in various genres; as well as pursuing his love of vinyl with his solo project Corsic. His work in advertising has been a successful journey sprawling his music across the television and the internet.
A self described work-a-holic. He has composed music for many TV spots including Lexus, Ross, Verizon, Dell, GMC, Ubisoft, Wendy’s, Ford, Nascar, Scion, ect ect. His music has also appeared in feature films and prime-time TV such as LionsGate Films, ABC Family, The CW, FOX, Sony Pictures, and Lakeshore Entertainment. When not composing for corporate America he enjoys producing albums for indie artists and playing live shows with his band That Noise.
Inspired by all genres of music, modern technology, and the thrill of seeing the project come to life, Jay thrives on creating the music that the client hears in their head and helping bring the picture to life.
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David Della Santa
Volume Music+Sound is a music production house with studios in Brooklyn and San Francisco. Founding members David Della Santa and Dan Miller have worked together since meeting in David’s very nice studio in NYC. Collaborating on a variety of projects, Dan and David soon realized that their music complemented each other’s – David, with his love of electronica and few words, Dan, with his love of non-electronica and many words.
Moving Volume to a national stage, David and Dan called upon a select group of composers to join them. Volume composers, with varying backgrounds, work in both creative and commercial fields. Check out our Facebook page to find out when a composer is releasing their latest recording or if a band is playing a show near you. By working with active musicians and composers, Volume is able to bring creative music into a commercial context.
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Art Direction: Annette Berry
Illustration: Rachel Domm
Programming and Problem Solving: Anthony Litton
Volume music+sound is a creative and business collaboration, invoices may come from either David (Volume inc.) or Dan (DM Media).