Tromsø Artist Talk

December 10th, 2012

During my October visit to Oslo, Jon Marius Aereskjold invited me to come speak to his students at the Musikkonservatoriet i Tromsø. So I jumped at the opportunity to make my way North during the shortened days of December and visit this Norwegian city inside the Arctic Circle. My artist talk in Tromsø covered three recent [...]

TEDxFulbright

November 11th, 2012

In September, one of the TEDxFulbright organizers emailed me to ask if I would be interested in participating in their upcoming event. My answer: Of Course! I was actually in Frankfurt, Germany for this November event less than 48 hours, but it was such a joy to contribute. I met so many great people doing [...]

Musikkteknologidagene

October 31st, 2012

Last week, I attended Musikkteknologidagene, an annual gathering of music technologists from various institutions around Norway. This year’s symposium was hosted by NOTAM in Oslo and showcased their new facilities, as well as a few other institutions around town. There were sessions at the Norges Musikkhøgskole and the motion capture lab of the fourMs Research Group. For [...]

harbour view

September 18th, 2012

4 channel sound installation @ Bergen Center for Electronic Arts for B-open. Being new to Bergen, I have really enjoyed the landscape that surrounds the city and how different it is from my home in Florida. When BEK invited me to develop a sound installation in their project room for B-open, I took as my [...]

Fulbright Beginnings

August 1st, 2012

In March 2012, I was named a Fulbright Scholar and awarded the opportunity to spend 6 months in Bergen, Norway. Since my family and I received the news, life has been a whirlwind of activity as we prepare to embark on this adventure. It feels like each day a piece of the puzzle had to [...]

Summer in the Studio

June 8th, 2012

Every other summer, I usually teach a section of Audio Recording and Production 2. This course gives students a chance to continue developing their skills in the recording studio. This year, we decided to push the envelope and set the goal of producing entire albums in less than 4 weeks (something akin to the RPM [...]

ARP mixtape 2012

May 10th, 2012

In addition to computer music, I also teach Audio Recording and Production.  Students learn to work in Stetson’s recording studio and use multitrack DAWs to complete a range of projects.  For their final project, students spend 5 weeks pursuing projects of their choice to demonstrate their skills.  This may range from a studio recording with [...]

Media representations @ SLEO

April 17th, 2012

Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the first ever Symposium for Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras at Louisiana State University.  I worked with Stephen David Beck, Jesse Allison and Rebecca Fiebrink as a member of the executive committee to help organize this event, so it has been really rewarding to see this conference come together. My [...]

Water Bottle & Spray Paint

February 18th, 2012

Spring 2012 Faculty Composers Recital @ Lee Chapel, Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  Co-composed and performed with Hunter Lee. These two pieces explore the musical potential of discarded, non-musical objects and are both created using a single item as the source of all sound objects heard in the works.  Layers are built by two laptop [...]

MPG in Miami

January 28th, 2012

12 Nights Electronic Music and Art @ Harold Golen Gallery in Miami, FL Just before finals last semester, Matt Roberts and I lead a group of advanced Digital Arts majors to Miami during Art Basel where we performed together as Mobile Performance Group, our student-faculty new media collective and laptop ensemble.  We presented all new material inspired by [...]