As a composer, some of my work has been described as “Nancarrow meets Zappa” (Steven Stucky), but that's probably not true anymore. A more recent anecdote, by saxophonist Thomas Giles, describes what I do as "John Zorn meets The Jetsons" - I was not upset by this development. Obviously, I have no idea what I am doing.
Since completing a 2016/17 Fulbright Grant through The Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland with Juhani Nuorvala, exploring tuning systems and electronic composition, I have been working on projects with groups such as the Singularity Quartet, Bold City Contemporary Ensemble, pianist Christy Sallee, Ensemble Chartreuse, choreographer Angela Falk, Berrow Duo, and the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. In addition to these concert projects I am also involved in an ongoing collaboration with the improvisational sound-art collective, LEENA - we have a lot of fun.
My primary compositional studies took shape at Florida State University and The Juilliard School where I was lucky to share energies with Ladislav Kubik and Christopher Rouse. In addition to these outlets, I have also been fortunate to engage in private lessons and master classes around the world with Georg Friedrich Haas, David Lang, Matthias Pintscher, Jukka Tiensuu, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Beat Furrer, Phill Niblock, Jose Maria Sanchez-Verdu, Steve Reich, Kaija Saariaho, Charles Wuorinen, Marc Sabat and Philippe Leroux. They had a lot of good things to say.
Currently, I am working as a cheese specialist. No, that’s not a joke.
(Updated as of Fall 2018)