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I'm on the radio at WXDU, Durham, 88.7fm, Wednesdays 4-6pm spinning a freeform mix of jazz, rock, and who knows what else. I also man WXDU's rotating new music show, Polyphonic Perversity, every few weeks on Sundays, noon-2pm. Tune in!

Check out a video of "Movement O: Frog, Pond, Plop" from Hallmarks, Sigils & Colophons performed by mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, the Wet Ink Ensemble, and more! It's a really spectacular performance. It's also been posted on my Audio & Video page.

I've joined Soundcloud, so you can hear more of my recordings here. This includes the really awesome recording of Floes by Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson, and Dave King of The Bad Plus. You can read more about the project, which was featured on the LA Times, here.

For the past two years, I worked as a graphic designer for the Duke University Department of Music. You can see some examples of my posters in the Design Portfolio tab.

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, December 19, Nightlight, Durham, NC

Polyorchard is opening for Baby Copperhead and Tegucigalpan.

Past Events

Thursday, August 1, 8pm, Echo Park FIlm Center, Los Angeles

Photographer and filmmaker Kristin Bedford will present her recent works including the short film "Field Notes, Durham Noir" for which I made the soundtrack. More information here.

Monday July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013, Neptune's Parlour, Raleigh NC

Every Monday in July, I'll be playing with Eugene Chadbourne's Insect and Western Party at Neptune's Parlour in Raleigh. Expect an off the wall mix of improvised compositions by Chadbourne! Also including Carrie Shull, oboe; David Menestres, bass; Chris Eubanks, cello; and Jeb Bishop, trombone, amongst others. You can see video from the July 15 performance here.

Sunday, June 2, 2013, 8pm, Motorco Music Hall, Durham, NC

I will be performing with Polyorchard (David Menestres, bass; Carrie Shull, oboe; and Jason Bivins, guitar), opening for thingNY. More information here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 9pm, Auditorium Caetani, Latina, Italy

Movement I: I Might Fit will be performed by the Wavensembe as part of the festival Le Forme del Suono at the Consevatorio di Musica Ottorino Respighi in Latina, Italy. More information here.

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 8pm, Schaefer Lab Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University

My dissertation, titled Hallmarks, Sigils, & Colophons for 3 singers and chamber orchestra, setting texts by Christian Bök will be performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble and friends, including mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek from Anonymous 4. Part of Duke's ENCOUNTERS: with the Music of Our Time. This will also be livestreamed at the Duke Music Department's YouStream page. More info here.

Saturday, February 10, 2013, 7:30pm

Movement I: I Might Fit will be performed by the University of Iowa Chapter of SCI at Riverside Recital Hall..

Friday, January 25, 2013, 9pm

Movement O: Frog, pond, plog will be performed as part of the CUA New Voices festival at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. The show will be at Pryzbyla Center Great Room A and B.

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 9pm

I'll be playing in Polychard with David Menestres on bass and Jason Bivins on guitar, opening for Savage Knights and Cantwell Gomez & Jordan at Motorco Music Hall's Showroom. Admission is free!

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 8pm

I'm playing with the Duke New Music Ensemble in their concert at 8pm in Bone Hall in the Biddle Music Building. The concert will include a performance of Movement O: Frog, Pond, Plop.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 7:30pm

Movement O from my dissertation will be performed as part of The Composer's Voice, a concert featuring mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek from the group Anonymous 4 performing works by Bryan Christian, D. Edward Davis, Vladimir Smirnov, and Paul Sommerfeld, as well as works from her own repertoire. The concert is in Nelson Music Room. Free admission! More information here,

Monday, March 19, 2012, 9pm

Microcephalic Superintendent opens for Nautical Almanac along with Yohimbe and the Clang Quartet at Ladybird Basement (204 James St., Carborro, NC). More information here.

February 24/25, Durham, NC

Wet Ink residency at Duke, including the premiere of Movement I: I Might Fit, setting texts from Christian Bök's Eunoia. In Nelson Music Room.

Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm playing with Microcephalic Superintendent as part of Invisible's "The New Obsolete" performance series. More information here and here. The show starts at 8pm at 108 Morris St. in downtown Durham. $7 admission.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 11am-1pm

Ensemble Soli Fan Tutti's fantastic recording of Sub Mare from Ezra Pound Songs will be featured on Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde with Marvin Rosen on WPRB, Princeton, NJ, 103.3 fm. You can stream the broadcast here. Marvin's show is always very enjoyable, chock full of music you can't hear anywhere else.