Frank Maddlone is truly one of the rare renaissance men. He began his formal musical studies in 1970 at the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico under the tutelage of such musical luminaries as Angeles Otein, Sergie Rainis, and Pablo Casals. Although his primary studies were as a classically trained singer, Frank opted for a degree in music education, receiving his B.A. in 1975. After moving to Los Angeles in 1979 where he worked as a bilingual elementary education teacher, Frank began to pursue his interests in technology, receiving a certification in computer programming and design in 1984. That same year, Frank partnered with the award-winning composer and producer Marco Marinangeli and formed MarMadd Music, a studio that was at the forefront of musical computer composition and engineering. With their unique combination of live instrumentation and cutting edge technology, they worked in the music industry on a variety of film and television projects, as well as with several solo artists both here and abroad. In 1987, they were the recipients of the OTI Music Award in Los Angeles. In 1993, Frank established TechnaChord as an independent technology consultancy firm reporting on the emerging portable technology markets. His writings have been showcased on FoxPop.com and CNN, and was a guest speaker at such venues as the CTIA, DCI, Field Force Automation, MobileVillage’s Technology Expo, and PC Expo. Since its inception, TechnaChord has evolved into a collaborative creative trust with alliance partners located in Los Angeles and Southern Maryland. Its purpose is to merge the availability and innovation of technology with the creative aspects of musical and multimedia production. Some of TechnaChord’s more recent collaborative projects include an educational children’s music CD for Fisher-Price, and a practice CD with all original music designed as part of EquiChord’s Rhythm Riding Training Series.
For the past several years, Frank has been working on a series of books whose subjects range from ethics in technology to education. His passion for music and computers collided with his wife’s passion for dance and horses, and he has since been collaborating in the development of new and innovative musical projects for the equestrian community in the area of dressage freestyle. Frank has been an active member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) for over 23 years, as well as a member of SIAE (Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori). He has also held the office of chapter president for the MENC (Music Educators National Conference)