informal bio

born in Greenwich Village (NYC) in 1993
moved to Fishers, IN shortly after, then to Wabash, IN where I went to K-12
started violin lessons @ age 8
started piano lessons @ age 9
started composing somewhere around there (9ish-10ish)
taught myself guitar ~13-14ish, became a scene kid, joined bands, etc.
met my lovah Eleanor while at IU in 2011; now she's a kindergarten teacher in Boston Public schools and garden gal
moved to Boston to do MM at BU in 2016
became a dog dad to Dori in 2017, Chupacabra in 2018
moved to Dorchester, Boston, MA in 2020

passionate about books, coffee, food, booze, traveling, technology, sounds, disliking things, walking, art, anti-capitalism, antifascism, conversation, our shared existentialism 
texts that have been influential to me

Roland Barthes - A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
Iannis Xenakis - Arts/Sciences: Alloys
ed. Chris Villars - Morton Feldman Says
Jacques Attali - Noise: The Political Economy of Music
Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude (thx Ellie)
T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land and Other Poems
Michel Foucault - Discipline & Punish (thx Peter Szendy's class @ IRCAM)
Emanuele Coccia - Sensible Life: A Micro-ontology of the Image (thx André) 
Franz Kafka - The Complete Stories
Martin Heidegger - Being and Time
Gaston Bachelard - The Poetics of Space (thx Jordan)
Marianna Ritchey - Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era (thx Jay)
Alex Ross - The Rest is Noise (thx Ed)
Franz Kafka - Diaries 1914-1923
John Berger - Ways of Seeing (thx teacher @ IU can't remember who)
Juan Eduardo Cirlot - A Dictionary of Symbols
Friedrich Hölderlin - Hymns and Fragments (trans. Richard Sieburth)/(trans. Michael Hamburger)
Haruki Murakami - Dance Dance Dance
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Le Petit Prince (thx Mrs. Kane)
Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction (thx Russell)
Anis Mojgani - Over the Anvil We Stretch (thx Ellie)
Roland Barthes - Image Music Text (thx Prof. Marianne Kielian-Gilbert)
E.E. Cummings - Complete Poems 1913-1962
Douglas Hofstadter - Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid
Raymond Queneau - Exercises in Style (thx Rodney)
Lao Tzu - Tao Te Ching (thx Jordan)
Emily Nagoski - Come as You Are (thx Ellie)
Jack Kerouac - On the Road
Veit Erlmann - Reason and Resonance: A History of Modern Aurality (thx Jay)
John Cage - Silence: Lectures and Writings
eds. Fiona Cameron & Sarah Kenderdine - Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse
Joshua Fineberg - Classical Music, Why Bother?: Hearing the World of Contemporary Culture Through a Composer's Ears (I know you'd laugh at this, but thx Josh)
Bálint András Varga - Conversations with Iannis Xenakis
James Joyce - Ulysses
Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis - On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind (thx Prof. Marianne Kielian-Gilbert)
Max Weber - The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Michel Foucault - This Is Not A Pipe (thx Russell)
Giorgio Agamben - Language and Death: The Place of Negativity
Martin Heidegger - Elucidations on Hölderlin's Poetry (trans. Keith Hoeller)
Maggie Nelson - Bluets
Maggie Nelson - The Argonauts
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus


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Walter Benjamin - The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Fred Moten - Jurisgenerative Grammar (For Alto) (thx Jay)
Brian Eno - An Ambient Speaker System
Brian Christian - High Compression: Information, Intimacy, and the Entropy of Life (from Agni
No. 69 (2009)
Statements and Documents: Artists on Art and Reality, on Their Work, and on Values (from Daedalus, Vol. 89, No. 1, The Visual Arts Today (Winter, 1960)
G. Douglas Barrett - Between Noise and Language: The Sound Installations and Music of Peter Ablinger
Christian Scheib - Peter Ablinger Static's Music - Noise Inquiries
Christoph Cox - How Do You Make a Body without Organs? Gilles Deleuze and Experimental Electronica (thx Jay)
Georgina Born - Making Time: Temporality, History, and the Cultural Object
Michael Pisaro - Ten framing considerations of the field
Laura U. Marks - Haptic Visuality: Touching with the Eyes
Babette Babich - Heidegger and Hölderlin on Aether and Life
Ming Tsao - Helmut Lachenmann's "Sound Types"
Henry David Thoreau - Life Without Principle
Hans Blumenberg - Light as a Metaphor for Truth
Louise M. Rosenblatt - The Literary Transaction: Evocation and Response (thx Ellie)
Peter Ablinger - Metaphor (If the sounds were sounds...)
Rebecca Schuman - Kafka's "Verwandlung", Wittgenstein's "Tractatus", and the Limits of Metaphorical Language
Miklós Erdély - Theses on the Theory of Repetition
Andrea Moore - Neoliberalism and the Musical Entrepreneur (thx Jay)
David Harvey - Neoliberalism as Creative Destruction (thx Jay)
Antti Eemeli Salminen - No Name: Paul Celan's Poetics of Naming
Carola Nielinger-Vakil - Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima: World of Greater Compositional Secrets
 Slavoj Žižek - The Parallax View (New Left Review)
Peter Ablinger - Weiss
 Aaron Helgeson - What is Phenomenological Music, and What Does It Have to Do with Salvatore Sciarrino?
k-punk (Mark Fisher) - Phonograph Blues
Luigi Russolo - The Art of Noise
Wendy Brown - The End of Educated Democracy (thx Jay)
T.S. Eliot - Tradition and the Individual Talent
John Holloway - "Walking We Ask Questions": An Interview (Left Turn)
Gunnar Liestøl - Wittgenstein, Genette, and the Reader's Narrative in Hypertext 
Rebecca A. Longtin - Heidegger and the Poetics of Time
John Gibson - sLowlife: Sonification of Plant Study Data (thx Coach)
Helmut Lachenmann -The 'Beautiful' in Music Today (thx Josh)
Austin Clarkson - A Note on '...zwei Gefühle...', Musik mit Leonardo (thx Josh)
Piotr Grella-Możejko - Helmut Lachenmann---Style, Sound, Text (thx Josh)
Lydia Goehr - Afterwords: An Introduction to Arthur Danto's Philosophies of History and Art (thx Jordan)
Susan Sontag - Against Interpretation (thx Jordan)
D.A. Robbins - An Interview with Allan McCollum (arts magazine 1985)
David Foster Wallace - E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction (thx Jay)
David Borgo - The Ghost in the Music, or the Perspective of an Improvising Ant (thx Jay)
James Longenbach - Why It Must Be Abstract (thx Jordan)
Gordon Fyfe - Reproductions, cultural capital and museums: aspects of the culture of copies​​​​​​​
books I'm reading right now
(I know it's a stupidly long list, I just keep opening another one and jumping between them all over a long period of time...for better or for worse)

C.G. Jung - Psychology and Alchemy
Babette Babich - Words in Blood, Like Flowers
GFW Hegel - Phenomenology of Spirit​​​​​​​
Sign Systems Studies Vol. 40(3/4): Semiotics of Translation and Cultural Mediation
Henry David Thoreau - Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays and Poems​​​​​​​
Richard Wagner On Music And Drama
Hannah Arendt - Crises of the Republic
Georgina Born - Rationalizing Culture
eds. Melissa Gregg & Gregory J. Seigworth - The Affect Theory Reader
Georges Bataille - Erotism: Death & Sensuality
Davina Quinlivan - The Place of Breath in Cinema​​​​​​​
Robin Lane Fox - Pagans and Christians
Witold Gombrowicz - Cosmos
Michel Foucault - The Order of Things
Julia Kristeva - Powers of Horror​​​​​​​
albums I've been checking out/spending time with recently


Alvin Lucier - Crossings
Alvin Lucier - Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas (Decibel)
Sarah Hennies - Alvin Lucier Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas
Sun Ra & Merzbow-Strange City
Jez Riley French et al - temperance five
A-D Relay - Does the Math
Toshimaru Nakamura - NIMB #9
Not Waving & Jim O’Rourke - Side A/Side B (DIAG049)
Ernst Karel & Annette Krebs - Falter 1-5
Ilyas Ahmed & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Torch Songs EP
Roberto Gerhard Symphony No. 3 / Epithalamion / Piano Concerto (Geoffrey Tozer, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Matthias Bamert)
Avon Terror Corps - Wish You Were Avon
Gunna - Drip Season Series
Schubert: Piano Trios in E Flat Major, D. 929 and D. 897 (Stuttgart Piano Trio)
Yins - After Party
Jeff Kimmel / Ryan Packard - Contrast Shifting
Indiana Chief - I AM THE RABBIT
Monte Burrows - Skua
Charmaine Lee - KNVF
Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir - Slitringur
Xïola Yin - Self-Contained Illusion (The Peak)
Patrick Shiroishi and Noel Meek - Break Your Eyes
Serrater - Serrater (Already Dead Tapes)
DJ Plead - Massari for Relief


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