Photo: Alan Benjamin

Photo: Alan Benjamin

I’m a musician and music technologist, focusing on implementation of technology to aid in musical expression. My current inspirations include live interactive processing, specifically using algorithmic and stochastic processes, polyphonic processing, and spatialization.

I completed a Master's Degree specializing in Interactive Music Performance Systems, studying with Neil Leonard, Judy Dunaway, and Greg Howard. My system implements the Chapman Stick as the sole instrumental input, utilizing the expressive and conceptual opportunities that the instrument's unique design and playing style offer.

My career has encompassed audio and music technology roles, I’ve worked as an audio engineer and technology consultant, designing workstation and studio systems and training users. I’m currently the Director of Technology and Training in the Professional Writing and Music Technology Division at Berklee College of Music, advising on and implementing the systems and technology used in the facilities and in the curriculum, as well as training faculty, staff, and students on their use. I’ve also taught workshops on topics such as Max and Max for Live and general controller usage.

This website is for my own personal projects and experiments. I continue to explore where musical and technical aspects meet, and hope to post much of my explorations here.

 

TEACHING / WORKSHOPS / PRESENTATIONS

Virginia Stick Camp
2016 - Guest Instructor

Reboot Faculty Mentoring, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
2013 - Max/MSP/Jitter
2011, 2012 - General Production/Logic

Music Production Workshop, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
2011, 2012 - Intro to Max for Live
2010, 2011, 2012 - Controllers for Production and Performance
2010 - Off the Beaten Path: Plugins You Never Learned About in School

Parsons Audio Expo, Dedham, MA
2011 - Supporting Music Technology in Higher Education (panelist)
        
Learning Center Forums, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
2011 - Battle of the Grid Controllers    
2010 - Intro to MIDI Controllers

NEMO Conference, Boston, MA    
2001 - Home Studio Recording

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

2017 - Dante Certification Level 2
2017 - Dante Certification Level 1
2015 - Spatial Music Workshop, Virginia Tech / ICAT
2012 - Rational Acoustics Smaart Operator Fundamentals Software Training Seminar
2012 - Rational Acoustics Smaart Application Practicum
2011 - Yamaha Intro to Audio Networks (CobraNet, EtherSound, Dante)
2005 - Meyer Sound System Design, Implementation, and Optimization Seminar
2002 - Dolby Dealer Training
2000 - Sony DMX-R100 Product Specialist

 

EDUCATION 

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2015 - Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Specialization in Interactive Music Performance Systems

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
1995 - Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring and Music Production and Engineering
Magna Cum Laude