Chicago based sound artist, percussionist and composer working in the fields of improvised and composed music since 1997.
Has performed, recorded, and toured both solo as well as with many acclaimed musicians and ensembles from both the USA and abroad.
Working in a number of different environments including modern dance, film, chamber ensembles, free jazz and improvised music ensembles.
Solo work “On The Ground” explores connections between acoustic and electronic sounds in an improvised context. Using radios, alarm clocks, a snare drum, a turntable, plus other miscellaneous found objects, sound collage in real time set up ‘on the ground.’
Worked with many creative ensembles and musicians from Chicago and elsewhere including:
multi reedist – ken vandermark/ bassoonist – katherine young/austrian pianist- elisabeth harnik/the seldoms (chicago based dance ensemble)/ clarinetist –james falzone/ saxophonist -dave rempis/ cellist – fred lonberg-holm/ nyc based trombonist – steve swell/ multi-reedist – aram shelton / swedish tubist- per ake holmlander and polish saxophonist mikolaj trzaska.
Organizes and composes for three of his own ensembles including: the experimental chamber trio Vox Arcana w/ Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and James Falzone on clarinet, The Oakland based Steel Bridge Trio w/ Aram Shelton on reeds and Safa Shokrai on bass, and Red Space featuring Mars Williams on reeds and Jeb Bishop on trombone.
Owns and operates Relay Records documenting much of the work he is involved with in both Chicago and abroad, as well as showcasing some of the sounds being made by various experimental/avant garde musicians from both the Chicago scene and beyond.
Co – curates a weekly music series at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago called OPTION . Programming explores contemporary perspectives on improvisation and composition in a ‘salon’ format