I'm a composer and researcher who studies signal processing, mathematics, media theory, and the history of technology. Currently I live in Montréal where I'm a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) and McGill University's Sound Processing and Control Lab (SPCL). My work there centers around time-frequency analysis, wavelet scattering, group theory, representation theory, and their applications to both music composition and computational musicology. During the summer, I teach a Max/MSP course in Paris at l'Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) on computer music composition and electronic music history. In Brooklyn---where I was born and raised---I'm one of the founders of synth manufacturer, community space, and experimental music venue CuteLab. While I'm currently settled in Montréal, I often travel between these three places.
Research heavily informs my musical and artistic practice. Most of my recent work consists of fixed audio/video pieces, but I often play live too. I also sometimes perform on violin and viola da gamba, collaborating with other experimental musicians. Previously I ran STAGE, an improvised music concert series in Brooklyn, located in my former roach-infested basement that would occasionally flood with septic water. STAGE was active for two years and named after the late and great Stage Diner on 2nd avenue in Manhattan (if you know you know).
- Sinthomatic Music I. - V.
- Learning What To Do With Your Sinthome Instead of Enjoing It
- Advertisement Reel
- A Typomorphological Approach To The Timbre Transfer
- Modeling the RCA Mark II Tone Generator and Oscillator Units
- Evaluating and Preparing Object-Contact Models For User Interaction
- Reconstructing The Vibraphone Version of ...explosante fixe... by Pierre Boulez
VI. WORKSHOPS / TEACHING
- Signal Representation Theory for Artists [Rhizome / ONX]
- Music and The Internet [CuteLab]
- Contemporary Music Creation and Critique [IRCAM]
FIG I. - II.
Remember kids! Techno-anarchist Ted Nelson once said that software is nothing but cinema---events on a screen that affect the heart and mind of the viewer, just like a Hollywood film. Perhaps one day we can make websites like the bolsheviks made films, depicting the honest realities of everyday life. Until then I'm stuck with this brutalist website...
Designed by me, written in Haskell.