I am a composer, videographer, and arts administrator based in Chicago and Amsterdam. I'm currently working as a Producer at the International Music Foundation, as a videographer for my new company Videotape, and as composer studying for a Master's degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. I'm also in the process of setting up an ensemble for the performance of Early and New music, called Stile Nu, in both of my homes.
My compositional work often explores the relationship between composition and interpretation and between historical and contemporary music. I often consider the rhetoric of historical musical cultures as a way of highlighting our continual relationship to the past. My music has been performed in Chicago, Los Angeles, Pavia, Amsterdam, and the Hague in co-operation with the Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble Linea, wild Up, Ugly Pug, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's National Composers Intensive, the highSCORE New Music Festival, Make Music Chicago, the Bienen School of Music, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Studio 22 Productions, and Continental Players. I received my Bachelor of Music in composition, interdisciplinary arts, and music technology in 2016 from Northwestern University.
I have participated in masterclasses with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Christopher Theofanidis and have had lessons with Ted Hearne, Aaron Jay Kernis, Mario Garuti, Dmitri Tymoczko and Anna þorvaldsdóttir. In autumn 2014, I spent a semester studying visual cultures and composition with Patricia Alessandrini at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and in summer 2015 I returned to the U.K. to conduct historical musicology research at the British Library and the London Metropolitan Archives regarding the Jew's harp in early modern England.