Performing at Roulette w/ Ensemble Decipher

Ensemble Decipher will perform at Roulette Intermedium (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217) on October 23rd, 8:00PM. Doors open at 7:30PM. The program will include works by Bora Yoon, Erin Rogers, and Lyn Goeringer. It will also include a collaboration between choreographer and dancer Hiva Sedaghat and ensemble members Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Robert Cosgrove, and Taylor Long.

We are still raising funds to support this incredible project and would love your help! Please consider donating below!

We greatly appreciate the support of the Alice M. Ditson Fund, the Copland Fund for New Music, the Amphion Foundation, the Fromm and Barlow Foundations, the Brooklyn Arts Council, Reed College, and the numerous individuals who have already donated. This project could not have been achieved without you!

Performing at RhizomeDC and the Peabody Institute with Ensemble Decipher

RhizomeDC Poster

I’m really excited to be performing works by Mari Kimura, Oliver Hickman, and Maura Drinkert on Friday, 3.31.23 at RhizomeDC with Ensemble Decipher! Also on the show are sets by Sideband and Warp Duo. Then we move on to The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where we’ll be premiering works by Erin Rogers and Lyn Goeringer, as well as performing Mari Kimura’s KISMET, Margaret Schedel’s, Union of Workers, and Joseph Bohigian’s Stone Dreams. Hope to see you all there!

Astraeus & Politics I at the 2023 Performing Media Festival

Truly honored to have several works included in this year’s Performing Media Festival! First up, an audio-visual rendering of Astraeus, from my upcoming album, Timegivers, will be installed at the South Bend Museum of Art in either the Museum’s Project Room Gallery or the Weikamp Gallery from 1.14-3.19.23. Then, Politics I will be performed during the festival, March 9-10!

Politics I & Artist Talk @ ACMC2022

Australasian Computer Music Conference 2022: Proximity. Wavy lines in a grid
Australasian Computer Music Conference 2022: Proximity

Super excited to be back with friends at the Australasian Computer Music Conference for both an Artist Talk and a performance of Politics I. There will be quite a few housekeeping updates to the software, but most notable will be Discord integration for users without twitter or for those who can’t text US numbers!

You can find our more about the conference here. Once I get the conference schedule, I’ll update this post!

Update: The Artist Talk will be at 11:00PM EST 8/30/22, and a link to the event can be found here:

Update 2: The performance of Politics I, Cybernetic Republic will be during the artist talk. toy_3 will be performed during the Day Two morning concert (5:30PM EST 8/31/22, 9:30AM NZT 9/1/22).

toy_3 at NYCEMF


toy_3 will be performed live at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival later this month! Right now it’s scheduled for a concert on June 21st, but I am trying to get it moved to a concert on the 26th for scheduling accommodations with the other performers.

Visuals from toy_3

Hope to see you there!

UPDATE: Both works will be performed on the last concert of the festival (yay!). Niloufar Nourbakhsh and I will be performing my work as well as Daria Semegen’s Vignettes Transfigurations.

Concert Details:

The Loreto Theater
18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Politics I at Web Audio Conference 2022

Politics I will be performed on the Art Work track at the 7th International Web Audio Conference. I’ll update this post as more details arrive, but you’ll be able to participate in Cannes, France — in person, or online!

For more details on the conference, check it out here. More coming soon as conference schedule is settled!

IGNM Zürich Fast Forward Festival — Night II

IGNM Zürich Fast Forward Festival Poster

December 11, 2021 — 22:00

Melody Chua, Eric Larrieux, Sascha Jösler and I will join forces for an evening of continuous, experimental music at Kunstraum Walcheturm. The set will be a 45-minutes of continuous electroacoustic music based on compositions by each of us. Interleaving the compositions will be improvised segments that connect each piece to one another. The performance is supported by the Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik, Zürich, Pro Helvetia, and Fondation Nicati-de Luze. Hope to see you there!

Concerts, Concerts…

One of the advantages of being in a university (really Hochschüle) that has tons of concerts and events going on, is there is always something new and interesting to do. This is especially true when the school has a leading institute for computer music/sound technology. A couple weeks ago I went and saw an evening of music put together by students and faculty in ZHdK’s Electroacoustic Masters program. The evening hosted a bunch of interesting works, and I got to hear some music by friends who I have met during my first five months here, in addition to students who I do not know.

Work for Sax and Electronics by Germán Toro-Pérez.

The works ranged from fixed media pieces with some simple, live manipulation, to pieces that involved NIME’s (new interfaces for musical expression), to works that incorporated spatialization techniques to varying degrees. Toro-Perez’s work, shown above, integrated the variable height of the speakers and the movement of the saxophonist in relation to said speakers into the structure of the work. James Tenney’s Saxony was performed as well, but with an added twist thrown in by Eric Larrieux who applied live, first order ambisonics to the recorded loops.

Saxony with ambisonics (although naturally they are inaudible in this state due to the capture format).

Back in December I went to see another concert of electroacoustic music hosted in the Transdisciplinary Department’s Atelier (the department I am associated with) as part of ZHdK’s Lange Nacht der zeitgenössischen Musik. The offerings were similarly diverse, and a ton of fun to experience, along with mood lighting and cheap drinks!

Lange Nacht der zeitgenössischen Musik