|Year||Role / Type||Name of Production / Director|
|2016||Music and Sound Design |
|Gliwice Hamlet // The Snakes // Black Tenderness |
Arne Pohlmeier, Daniel Goldman, Tara Robinson
|Play, for 19 musicians |
George Benjamin, conductor
|2012 - 2013||Music Director/Musician |
Ashley Dean & Russell Dean
|2011 - 2012||Sessional Lecturer |
|2011 - 2012||Composer |
|100 Combat Troupes |
|Domaine Forget International Festival |
|International Ensemble Modern Academy |
|The Snowman |
I am an American composer-pianist based in Clapham, London. Originally from northern California, I came to London 12 years ago to do a PhD, which I earned in April 2011 (Kings College London), and happily have stayed - I now divide my time between composing for video art and experimental theatre, performing, and teaching at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
I regularly play with Velodrome, MUSARC, and the London Improvisers Orchestra, and have played in recent years with Southbank Gamelan Ensemble and squib-box. A few recent venues: The Victoria Dalston, Mascara Bar (Stoke Newington), iKlectik Art Cafe (Waterloo), London Festival of Architecture (Battersea Power Station), Handel House (Mayfair).
I'm particularly interested in working with experimental theatre-makers, video artists, choreographers and filmmakers. Recently I did sound design for three staged readings at the Gate Theatre (Notting Hill) of three European plays in translation, as part of an AHRC Leadership Project, 'Translating Theatre: "Foreignisation on Stage"'.
I also enjoy accompanying opera and musicals, which I have done off and on for 22 years.
Accordion and vocals
Blue Touch Paper Bursary (2011, Esmee Fairbairn & Jerwood Foundations/London Sinfonietta); Music and Medicine Composition Prize (2009, Wellcome Foundation/King's College London); CAP grant (2008, American Music Center); Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Spoleto Prize (2006, Orpheus International New Chamber Opera Competition)
- Musical Skills
- Musical Style
- A capella
- Avant-garde jazz
- Big band
- Chamber jazz
- Cool jazz
- Home Studio
- ISDN Line
- Languages Spoken
- Years in industry
- 6+ years
- Primary Instrument