Set in an abandoned 10,000 gallon pool at Peter Strauss Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, I composed and performed a live electroacoustic score for an evening length dance performance. Created in collaboration Heidi Duckler Dance Theater and artist/muralist Kim West, with a documentary of our process forthcoming in September 2017, and an encore performance planned for Summer 2018.
I did music and sound design for Adele Han Li's "Chella Drive," which received several international festival showings in 2016-2017, including Slamdance, Cutout Fest, The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
I programmed a massive Pure Data Patch and designed/installed the 8 channel system at Long Beach City College's Art Gallery. Viewers can interact with 8 live streams of news radio broadcasts from around the world via an iPad, affecting audio panning and playback direction while manipulating text from news headlines.
A surrealistic performance inspired by the book “Fat Girl by Judith Moore. I created music and sound design mostly centered around the sound of cooking, eating, and drinking. I mixed the show from the stage, live-looped the noises of myself eating food, slurping soda, and making a cheeseburger, all while wearing a costume and a wig. Premiered at the 2017 CalArts New Works Festival.
A one act theater piece exploring a sense of loss, time, loneliness, and contemplation about life and death. I performed and improvised on piano, vibraphone, and electronics for a run at the 2016 CalArts New Works Festival under director Jonghee Woo.
I was hired by Carmina Escobar and Scott Cazan, (two of my mentors and favorite artists!) to design and fabricate 6 custom speakers for a performance and installation of theirs at the LA River. I made digital prototypes of the speakers, sourced all the materials, and did some good, old-fashioned woodworking in the 100-degree Los Angeles heat. The speakers vary in size--each one included a 10 inch woofer, a tweeter, a crossover, and a detachable speaker stand.
Composed by CalArts DMA Sean Hayward, I played vibes for "Other People," a re-imagining of Jean Paul Sarte's one-act play, "No Exit." We define ourselves through the perceptions of those who surround us. How does the gaze of another continue to shape our identity... even after everyone else is gone?