Photo by James Anthony Brooks

Photo by James Anthony Brooks

I’m a Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist working at various intersections of rock, experimental, theater, and classical music. I co-lead a math rock band called Marateck and a multimedia avant-rock ensemble called Invisible Anatomy. I’ve written for classical musicians - pianists (Miki Sawada), string quartets (Friction Quartet), chamber ensembles (Exceptet), and orchestras (Omaha Symphony) - as well for cross-genre/experimental groups like Bang on a Can, Dither, and Bearthoven. I often work with theater artists (Daniel Pettrow, Michael McQuilken) to create dramatic frames or contexts for my work. I’m a member of the Glenn Branca Ensemble and the absurdist art-rock band Ecce Shnak, and I frequently perform with Dither in addition to writing for them. As a freelancer, I’ve played with orchestras (China Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony), indie bands (Magik*Magik), contemporary classical groups (Ensemble Signal, Contemporaneous), and in operas and experimental theater (Opera Saratoga, Object Collection). I’ve scored a couple short films (We The Economy: Recession), and do freelance work as a music engraver and arranger.

My instrumental music aims to induce catharsis and trance/flow states via the repetition and amplification of simple materials, inspired by experiences I’ve had in mosh pits, on 20-mile runs, and performing in punk and metal bands. My music for Invisible Anatomy is mostly songs, which deal with cellular change, consent, gaslighting, othering, and absence as a presence. 

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