Paul Damian Hogan is a composer living in New York City. He was recently nominated for an Emmy award for his score to Birders: The Central Park Effect. He earned his doctorate in music composition from Columbia University in 2007, then decided to write music for film and television. He has composed scores for the films Shored Up, Birders: The Central Park Effect (HBO), Sahkanaga and Must Read After My Death. He has been making records under the names Paul Damian Hogan the Third, Ta Da, and Frances for the past 7 years as well. He also writes music for television commercials, does arrangements for bands, produces records, and composes music for art projects. When not writing music, Paul enjoys playing soccer, watching soccer, traveling and eating delicious sandwiches.Bio courtesy of his website.