Brooklyn is home now, but I was born in Wisconsin (1975) and spent my childhood there. I still identify with its wild and pastoral landscapes, and progressive rural cultures. Music was a part of family life. I learned my first song on the piano, gBoogie Woogieh, from my aunt and grandmother at age 7.
I experience music as a way of knowing/learning about myself and and the world. Through composition and performance I seek an epistemology in sound and music practice which might inform new and meaningful life experiences. Ifm currently developing an improvisatory solo piano repertoire that explores imbalanced harmonic structures. When not at the piano, I compose for all sound-producing things from ice cream trucks, to hundred meter piano wires, to snoring grandparents, and everything in between.
My work has been performed and exhibited internationally, and I have worked with composers such as Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier; film makers Pierre Huyghe, and Jane & Louise Wilson; choreographer Mollie OfBrien; and media artists Aaron Davidson & Melissa Dubbin, and Woody Vasulka. I have received grants from Meet the Composer, NYSCA Independent Media Artist award, NYFA Special Opportunity Stipend; and I received my MA in experimental music composition from Wesleyan University, CT, in 2001.