i am a programmer and digital media artist with a background in acoustic and electronic music composition. my artistic work concerns the intersections of art, technology, and philosophy, and i am interested in the experience of sound as a physical and contextual phenomenon. among my influential mentors i count eli fieldsteel, scott petersen, brian kane and hannah lash. i hold an mmus (yale, 2016) and bmus (ut-austin, 2014) in music composition, as well as an ms (yale, 2018) in computer science. i am currently employed as a software developer by ableton in berlin, germany, where i live.
as a developer, much of my work is open source. for about 3 years, i was the lead maintainer of the audio programming language supercollider. i mainly work in c++ but i know a few other languages too.
my acoustic and electroacoustic music has been performed by members of ensemble we spoke, third coast percussion, jack quartet, wet ink ensemble, the city of tomorrow woodwind quintet, and the ut-austin new music ensemble. my compositions were heard at the darmstadt international summer course for new music (germany), valencia international performance academy (spain), and the northwestern university new music conference (evanston, il). in 2015, i received both a morton gould young composers award and the leo kaplan award from the ascap foundation.
as a performer, i was a pianist for the ut-austin new music ensemble for two years. i have performed in a number of my own electroacoustic works, and as a live electronics improviser with black is the color and on the uncertainty music series. my improvising media include digital and analog sound (primarily noise- and glitch-based), lights, and computer-controlled household appliances.
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