Serial collaborator. Learning curve junkie. Hybrid artist and interdisciplinary academic. Always looking for intelligent sources of optimism.
Historically, I’m an experimental musician with an extensive discography that includes many eclectic and international collaborations. Now I have a growing catalog of visual media output.
I hold a terminal MFA degree in Documentary Production & Studies from the University of North Texas (UNT). My thesis film, a 360-degree/virtual reality (VR) documentary titled Visceral Data, features several professors who are experts and pioneers in the integration of art and science. Additionally, I'm volunteering to assist Katherine Hunt in the making of her documentary about sea-level rise for Ingram Planetarium at The Museum of Coastal Carolina.
In 2018, I was awarded a Master of Arts in Music Composition, studying with Joseph Klein, Kirsten Broberg, Andrew May, and Panayiotis Kokoras at UNT. On the interdisciplinary degree track, I integrated new media art into my work studying with David Stout and Martin Back. My thesis resulted in a series of abstract music videos and a collection of compositions titled Cosmophonia: Musical Expressions of Astronomy and Cosmology.
I also have a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Composition from Western Oregon University where I studied with Pulitzer Prize nominee, Kevin Walczyk and discovered a deep love for ethnomusicology studying with Diane Baxter.
Two significant projects worth mentioning are:
The Sonification of Solar Harmonics Project (Stanford) a collaborative project for an open-source software that sonifies helioseismic data taken from doppler images of the Sun’s surface. I initiated this project, and it's a result of research I conducted for one of my thesis compositions.
Music, Complexity, & Culture Working Group (Santa Fe Institute). I’ve been invited to participate in a collective of researchers from disparate fields to expand human understanding of the complexities of music.
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Photo by Jeremiah Moore