A little bit about me

I am an inter-disciplinary musician, composer, sound designer, and artist living in Vancouver Canada. I investigate alternative approaches to compositional and performance models using generative and computationally assistive systems. My 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 a non-regular faculty university instructor. I have been a research assistant involved in exploring generative electronic music within the SFU’s Metacreation lab where 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 Computer Music Conference (ICMC2022) Limerick, the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2015) Vancouver, and the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES2014).

I was a prototype developer and product specialist for Dasz Instruments Inc. in Vancouver for 4 years. Below is video of me demonstrating the project to Gaz Williams from SonicState at SuperBooth18 in Berlin, May 2018.