I am an American composer and multi-instrumentalist who explores new mediums, forms, and performance practices.
I compose because I want to foster connectivity. Connectivity between myself, the performers, the materials, the audience, the space, and the extramusical forces that exist in nature. I do not have one method or approach to produce the work. I adapt my creative practice to suit the individual needs of any given project – to propagate freedom rather than confinement.
My compositions have been performed by Del Sol String Quartet, Ghost Ensemble, Gamelan Pacifica, Corigliano String Quartet, Ensemble Audax, James Moore and Andie Springer, andPlay, William Winant Percussion Ensemble, UCSC Experimental Ensemble, Cornish College Guitar Quartet, among others. Recent commissions include a new work for amplified mixed chamber ensemble for the Wayward Music Series, and a new work for string quartet in just intonation to be premiered by Del Sol String Quartet in 2021.
As a multi-instrumentalist, I have performed at a variety of festivals and venues across the United States and Canada including the REDCAT in LA, Art Basel in Miami, the Fusebox Festival in Austin, Club PuSh in Vancouver, B.C., Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle, the Time Based Arts Festival in Portland, among others. My recent performance projects have involved refretted guitars in just intonation tunings systems, including those in systems of my own devising.
I received a BM in music composition from Cornish College of the Arts (2013) and a MA in music composition from the University of California Santa Cruz (2019). I am currently a PhD candidate in music composition at the University of California San Diego.