I am an inter-disciplinary musician, composer, and artist living in Vancouver Canada. I investigate alternative approaches to compositional and performance models using generative and computationally assistive systems. My recent compositions for electronics and trombone explore embedded generative processes in live performance and improvisational systems. I am a graduate of Capilano University’s Jazz Studies program and have a Master’s of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Arts. I am also a musical instrument prototype developer, sound designer, and an occasional university sessional instructor. I have also been a research assistant involved in exploring generative electronic music within the SFU’s Metacreation lab. I developed music systems based on machine-learning algorithms and help publish some of our work at Electronic Music Studies Conference EMS2011 New York and the Second International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME-2013),in conjunction with the Ninth Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-13), 2013 Boston. My works have been performed at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2015) Vancouver, and the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES2014).
I have also been a prototype developer and product specialist for Dasz Instruments Inc. for 4 years. Below is video of me demonstrating to Gaz Williams from SonicState at SuperBooth18 in Berlin, May 2018.