The curious timbres, expressive noises, and kinetic structures of my electroacoustic music explore the dramatic physicality of sound, shifting interpersonal dynamics, and associations with the familiar and the strange. Wet Ink, Talea, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Spektral Quartet, Fonema Consort, Weston Olencki, Nico Couck, and others have performed my music. I'm excited about recent and coming-soon projects with the LA Philharmonic's Green Umbrella series, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, the CSO’s MusicNOW, Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Distractfold Ensemble’s Linda Jankowska.
As a bassoonist and improviser, I amplify my instrument and employ a flexible electronics setup. My debut solo album garnered praise in The Wire (“Bassoon colossus”) and Downbeat (“seriously bold leaps for the bassoon”). Collaboration is central to my practice, and I perform regularly with my long-standing ensembles Pretty Monsters, Architeuthis Walks on Land, and Till by Turning.
My dissertation - for the DMA in composition at Northwestern University - documents and analyzes Anthony Braxton’s opera Trillium J: The Non-Unconfessionables.
I am based in Chicago. As faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I teach improvisation, electronic music, and experimental practices in the Sound Department. In the music department at North Central College, I teach composition. I also offer private composition and bassoon lessons.