I'm a member of the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) located in Troy, New York. Within the Department of Arts I teach courses focused on the integration of music and technology, as well as courses within the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program focused on music, gaming and simulation.
My research interests encompass elements of composition, electronic music, interactivity, cognition, sonification, network performance, gaming and virtual reality. In short, I'm interested in digging deeper into the ways in which we create, control, listen to and understand sound and music.
One Who Lives Near The Olive Tree
was premiered at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY.
( NYCEMF 2017)
"Historical Virtualization: Analog and Digital Concerns in the Recreation, Modeling and Preservation of Contemporary Piano Repertoire" co-written with Chrysi Nanou, was published in Leonardo Music Journal, Issue 27, pp. 27-31, doi: 10.1162/LMJ_a_01004
( MIT Press)
was awarded "Best Piece: Americas Regional award" at ICMC 2016 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The work was performed at TivoliVredenburg's Hertz concert hall on Wed. evening, September 14. On that same day, our paper "Gesture-based Collaborative Virtual Reality Performance in Carillon" was presented as a talk.
( video, paper )
for piano and wavefield speaker array was premiered at Rensselaer's Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC
As an installation, the work ran for two weeks in EMPAC's Studio 1: Goodman Studio/Theater, followed by on September 2, a live performance of the work performed by pianist Chryssie Nanou
alone+easy was performed at CUBEfest, a two-day festival celebrating VA Tech's new multi-channel sound space "The Cube" in the Moss Arts Center.
At NIME 2016 in Brisbane, Shawn Lawson and I performed a digital version of Owego System Trade Routes
using a new PD-based algorave patch.