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, public transit, anti-capitalism, antifascism, conversation, philosophy, aesthetics, our shared existentialism 
texts that have influenced 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
Pierre Schaeffer - Treatise on Musical Objects: An Essay across Disciplines
Georgina Born - Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde
G.W.F. Hegel - Phenomenology of Spirit
Timothy Morton - Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality


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
Hito Steyerl - In Defense of the Poor Image
Ben Roberts - Cinema as Mnemotechnics: Bernard Stiegler and the "Industrialization of Memory"
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)

Sign Systems Studies Vol. 40(3/4): Semiotics of Translation and Cultural Mediation
Henry David Thoreau - Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essayseds. Melissa 
eds. Gregg & Gregory J. Seigworth - The Affect Theory Reader
Vladimir Nabokov - Pnin
Vladimir Nabokov - The Collected Short Stories
albums I've been checking out/spending time with recently

Sarah Hennies - Alvin Lucier Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas
Jez Riley French et al - temperance five
A-D Relay - Does the Math
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 3
Indiana Chief - I AM THE RABBIT
Charmaine Lee - KNVF
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
FlyGuy Tana - Neva Had A Deal
Triosk & Jan Jelinek - 1+3+1
Threshing - S/T (SC019)
Cloud Circuit - Bur sting brea k’r
Arca - Kick ii
Arca - Kick iii
David Lang - Mystery Sonatas
Arca - kick iiii
Arca - Mutant
Ethiopiques, Vol. 1: Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969-1975
Ives: Symphony No. 4; Central Park in the Dark; Three Places in New England (perf. by Ozawa & Boston Symphony Orchestra)
The Human League - Dare!
Doja Cat - Hot Pink
Lorenzo Senni - XAllegroX / The Shape of Trance To Come
Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive
Lil' Kim - Hard Core
Wild Ones - Heatwave
FFT - Regional / Loss
sofa - tryhard EP
Purelink - Bliss / Swivel
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada
Worm - Bluenothing
James Mason - Nightgruv / I Want Your Love
Daniel Barenboim - Claude Debussy

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