I compose and arrange for electronic instruments as well as for voice, choirs, and acoustic ensembles. Current projects include a collection of electro-acoustic songs influenced by nature, using samples, software synthesizers, and voice manipulation. As a performer, I have specialized in synthesizer keyboards, voice and wind controller. My latest experiments have included working with software synths through Apple Mainstage and loop manipulation through Ableton Live. My iPhone and iPad are also frequently used as performance devices. I currently perform solo or as a duo with Aergo. Previously, I performed on keyboards and voice with minimalist composer David Borden in his Mother Mallard ensemble and recorded with them on Cuneiform Records.
As an Associate Professor of Music Technology and the Area Chair of Electronic Composition at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University , I teach a variety of courses in computer applications in music, electronic performance techniques, and electronic ensembles. Many of my keyboard ensemble pieces have been published through Ogilvy Music.
I post at least once a week on my blog, Composer In the Garden, on music and other topics – please visit me there as well!