CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

2017     PhD, Music, Integrative Studies, University of California, San Diego  
2011      M.F.A., Digital Arts and New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz
2009     B.F.A., Music Technology, California Institute of the Arts


PUBLICATIONS

2018    “The Timbre of Trash: rejecting obsolescence through collaborative new materialist sound production.” In: Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America. Berlin: Lit Verlang, (forthcoming)

2017    “Designing Intent: Defining Critical Meaning for NIME Practitioners.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Copenhagen, Denmark

2016    “Paying It Forward: Sound Art Strategies For The Post-Anthropocene.” In:Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference. Brisbane, Australia

2014    “The Breath Engine: Challenging Biological and Technological Boundaries through the Use of NK Complex Adaptive Systems.” In: Sound and Music Computing Conference (ICMC | SMC). Athens, Greece


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2017   Adjunct Faculty [Fall] - Department of Music

UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
2017   Lecturer [Fall] - Culture Art and Technology - Sixth College
2017   Associate Instructor [Spring] - Department of Music
2017   Associate Instructor [Fall] - Department of Music
2016   Associate Instructor [Summer] - Department of Music
2015   Associate Instructor [Fall] - Department of Music
2015   Teaching Assistant - Culture, Art & Technology program
2014   Associate Instructor [Summer] - Department of Music
2014   Teaching Assistant - Culture, Art & Technology program
2013   Teaching Assistant - Culture, Art & Technology program
2012   Associate Instructor [Summer] - Department of Music
2012   Teaching Assistant - Culture, Art & Technology program
2011   Teaching Assistant - Culture, Art & Technology program

UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
2011     Associate Instructor [Summer] - Digital Arts and New Media
2010    Teaching Assistant - Digital Arts and New Media
2009  Teaching Assistant - Digital Arts and New Media

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2017    Concert Manager, Department of Music


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2018    Erickson Prize for excellence in research
2016    Qualcomm Institute Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences
2015    University of California Institute for Research in the Arts
2014    University of California San Diego Travel Grant
2013    University of California San Diego Travel Grant
2012    A.K.A. Newtown Artist Grant
2012    New Music USA MetLife Creative Connections Grant
2011     University of California San Diego Travel Grant
2011     Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Nomination
2011     Florence French Fellowship
2010    Porter College Graduate Arts Research Grant
2010    Florence French Fellowship
2008    A.K.A. Newtown Artist Grant
2007    Creative Capital Foundation Grant for Emerging Fields, [with Redux]


RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

2018    “The Human Object: New Materialist Models to Resist Obsolescence in Technological Sound Practices.” Sonorities Symposium: Techno-Human Encounters. Sonic Arts Research Centre. Queen’s University, Belfast
[Forthcoming]

2017    “Designing Intent: Defining Critical Meaning for NIME Practitioners.”  International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Copenhagen, Denmark

2016    “Playing It Forward: Sound Art Strategies For The Post-Anthropocene” Sound Art Matters conference. Aarhus University. Aarhus, Denmark 

2014    “The Breath Engine: Challenging Biological and Technological Boundaries through the Use of NK Complex Adaptive Systems.” ICMC/SMC joint conference. Athens, Greece

2014    “Limited Edition: Valuing Artisanal Physicality in the Age of Digital Reproducibility.” Center for Research in the Arts and Humanities. Cambridge University - Cambridge, UK 

2014    “The Disembodied Digital Voice: Sound Recording as a Means of Accessing the Supernatural.” Graduate Music Symposium. Stony Brook University - Long Island, New York

2012    “Rethinking the Sound Interface and the Role of the Body in Music Technology” NOTAM Music Technology Days Conference. Oslo, Norway


OTHER PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2008    Designing Memorable Events - Google Campus. Mountain View, CA
2008    New Ideas in Interactive Technologies - Cisco campus. Burlingame, CA


ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2017     Worm Gallery Artist in Residence - Rotterdam, Netherlands
2013     Inside-Out Gallery Artist in Residence - Beijing, China
2013     Wave Farm Artist in Residence Program - Acra, NY
2012     Soundfjord Sequence Series Residency - London, UK


PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

2018    Solo Performance - Bread and Salt Gallery. San Diego, CA
2017    Solo Performance - De Player Gallery. Rotterdam, Netherlands
2017    Duo with Michael Zimmerman - Bread and Salt Gallery. San Diego, CA
2016    Solo Performance - NIME conference. Griffith University. Brisbane, AU  
2016    Solo Performance - Bread and Salt Gallery. San Diego, CA
2016    Solo Performance - Electronic Evening. ArtShare. Los Angeles, CA
2016    Solo Performance - Low Gallery. San Diego, CA
2015    Solo Performance - Ekkisens Gallery. Reykjavik, Iceland
2015    Solo Performance - Che Café. San Diego, CA
2015    Duo w/S. Flato - Abrash Presents #2. Space 4 Art. San Diego, CA
2015    Solo Performance - Re:sound concert series. Mare Island. Vallejo, CA
2014    Solo performance - Studio für elektroakustische Musik. Weimar, DE
2012    Solo performance - Soundfjord Gallery. London, UK
2012    Performance, An Imposition - SEAMUS conference. Appleton, WI
2012    Performance w/No Fancy - Museum of Contemporary Art. San Diego, CA
2012    Performance w/No Fancy - San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, CA
2012    Performance, Sounding Bodies - Soundwave (5). San Francisco, CA
2012    Performance w/No Fancy - Wave Energy Series No.1. San Diego, CA
2010    Performance, An Imposition - Composers Workshop. UC Santa Cruz, CA
2010    Solo performance - Digital Arts Research Center. Santa Cruz, CA
2009   Duet with Jen Boyd - Northern California Noise Festival. Sacramento, CA
2009   Duo w/Mark Cetilia - SoundWalk. Long Beach, CA
2008   Solo performance, The Right Angles - Roy O. Disney Hall. Valencia, CA  
2007   Group performance w/mem1 - CTRL+ALT+REPEAT. Los Angeles, CA
2006   Group performances with UNIVAC - The Echo. Los Angeles, CA
2006   Group performances with UNIVAC - Silverlake Lounge. Los Angeles, CA
2005   Solo performance, Hete/Koude - Il Corral. Los Angeles, CA
2005   Performance w/Redux, Heredity Vector -CEAIT music festival, REDCAT. Walt Disney Concert Hall. Los Angeles, CA
2005   Performance w/Redux, RGB SHIFT - Koo’s Art Center. Long Beach, CA
2005   Group performances with UNIVAC - The  Derby, Los Angeles, CA
2005   Group performances with UNIVAC - Silverlake Lounge. Los Angeles, CA
2004   Group performances with UNIVAC - Spaceland. Los Angeles, CA
2003   DJ, weekly two hour radio show -KILLRADIO (104.7). Los Angeles, CA
2003   Group performances with UNIVAC - Knitting Factory. Los Angeles, CA
2002   Group performance w/Karl Fornander & Jeremy Drake - Cannibal Flower Exhibition. Saint Vibiana’s Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA
2001    Group performance w/Karl Fornander & Jeremy Drake - The Miniature Show. Juvee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000   Group performance w/Echo Park Free Music Ensemble - Grand Star, Los Angeles, CA
1998    Group performance w/Roy Rob, Survival Research Labs - Devil’s Night. Los Angeles, CA


EVENT CURATION

2015    Wave Energy Series No.3 [Samuel Dunscombe] UCSD Concert Hall. San Diego, CA
2014    Wave Energy Series No.2 [Casey Anderson, S. Cazan] UCSD. Experimental Theater. San Diego, CA
2012    Wave Energy Series No.1 [mem1] UCSD Experimental Theater. San Diego, CA


DISCOGRAPHY

2015     A Simple Procedure [with Jen Boyd], Estuary, Ltd.
2012     No Fancy [S/T], Independent
2009    mem1+1, Interval  
2009     Crash, soundLab6, netEX  
2008     Joy, Zaftig Records  
2007     rs232 remixed, Blankartists  
2007     Blankartists Sampler, Blankartists  
2006     SoundWalk CD & Catalog, FLOOD   
2006     Up Like Stairs, Down Like Smoke, Blankartists  
2005     UNIVAC  EP 3, Glorious Potemkin Records
2005     SoundWalk CD & Catalog, FLOOD  
2004     UNIVAC  EP 2, Glorious Potemkin Records
2004     Polyphonic WinterCompilation, Polyphonic Records  
2003     UNIVAC  EP 1, Glorious Potemkin Records
2002     45 Seconds Of…, Simballrec Recordings


SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Manuscript Review
2017     Leonardo Music Journal Issue 27
2017     New Instruments for Musical Expression conference
2016     New Instruments for Musical Expression conference
2015     alt.chi @ SIGCHI 2016 conference - San Jose, CA
2015     iConference. Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009 - Present. Creative Research Specialist, Sparks Exhibits and Environments
2000 - Present. Freelance live and studio reording engineer


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association for Computing Machinery
ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction
International Computer Music Association
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
College Art Association
Broadcast Music International