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Curriculim Vitae

 

"We now know there is, in principle, no permanence in substance; it is mere bottled energy." - Sir James Jeans

 

Long Tone Choir

<> 10,000 winds at CSUEB: March 2019

<> orbes aquam at Shapeshifters Cinema with live projection by Kieth Evans: April 2019

<> orbes aquam at Art Ark Gallery: February 2019

<> autumn performance installation at The Center for New Music, SF, CA: November 2018

<> spring performance installation at The Center for New Music, SF, CA: April 2018

<> summer 1: insects performance installation at The Center for New Music, SF, CA: July 2017

<> winter performance installation at The Center for New Music, SF, CA: January 2017

<> 14-hour performance installation with poet, Stephen Ratcliffe, dancer Shinichi Iova-Koga, Noh actor Jubilith Moore, and the Thingamajigs Performance Group - Continuum, on Mare Island, CA as part of the 19th Annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival: October 2016

<> Performed at the Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA: April 2016

<> Performed at Spite House in Seattle, WA: January 2016

Durational Work

<> 10,000 winds (4 hours, performed twice) at CSUEB: March 2019

<> Performed Vexations Variations from sunrise to sunset with Suki O'Kane in Artists' Television Access' window installation series (12 hours) : November 2017

<> summer 1: insects Long Tone Choir performance installation at The Center for New Music, SF, CA (2 hours) : July 2017

<> winter Long Tone Choir performance installation at The Center for New Music, SF, CA (2 hours) : January 2017

<> performance installation with poet, Stephen Ratcliffe, dancer Shinichi Iova-Koga, Noh actor Jubilith Moore, and the Thingamajigs Performance Group - Continuum, on Mare Island, CA as part of the 19th Annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival (14 hours) : October 2016

Music

<> Director of the Long Tone Choir, 2013 - current.

<> Composed and performed live music for dance, residency & showing at Berkeley Ballet Theater: August 2019

<> Composed and recorded music for choreographer, Rachael Cleveland at SafeHouse Arts, SF: May 2019

<> Composed and recorded music for ReadyMaids, performed at Drove IV, Joe Goode Annex, SF - May 2018

<> Collaborations with Thingamajigs Performance Group, Bay Area, 2017 - current.

<> Singer in the Cornelius Cardew Choir, Bay Area, 2014 - current.

<> Wrote & composed 3 songs, a lyric essay, performed as a spoken & sung duet with vocalist, Jessika Kenney as

      part of the Furnace reading series at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, WA: 2013

<> Composer, director & lead singer for the vocal trio, ensemble obtuse, Olympia, WA: 2009-2010

<> Commissioned to compose “The Fool King’s Secret,” a ten-part choral piece for The Evergreen Singers,

      Olympia, WA: 2009

<> Founded, composed, directed & sang lead in Evergreen Experimental Choir, Olympia, WA: 2009

<> Composer, director & lead in the accordion duo, 1-2, 1-2-3-4 Olympia, WA: 2007-08

<> Performed original works as a one-lady band, Pacific Northwest: 2002-07

<> Puppeteer & accordionist in the acoustic noise & performance duo, Lutin, Lutine with violinist, Michael Griffin,

     Pacific Northwest: 2002-2005

<> Accordionist, vocalist & percussionist in the acoustic folk punk duo, The Buggery Skullduggeries with guitarist

     & singer, Reid Hoffman, Philadelphia, PA & West Coast: 2001-2003

<> Toured on the Mississippi River in a canoe in the electro-acoustic noise duo, Canoe Death, Minneapolis, MN -

     Memphis, TN: 1998

 

Awards

<> William Winden Achievement in the Arts Award: 2009

<> Mark Blakley Memorial Award: 2007

<> Scholastic Achievement Award: 2006

In Print

<> Poem in Dovecote: August 2019

<> Three poems in The Arsonist: May 2019

<> Cover illustration of Wilderness Lessons by J.M. Miller, FutureCycle Press: 2016

<> Illustration in The James Franco Review, February 2015

<> Illustration in Thought Notebook Journal, Issue 2: 2013

<> Zine: evanescing, Love Bunni Press: 2012

<> Zine: toolkit, Love Bunni Press: 2010

<> Zine: monsters & nonsenses, Love Bunni Press: 2007

Press

<> Musically composed reading

<> Interview: On the Musicality of Language

<> Review of vocal composition

Art Shows

<> Ludus Sanctus with artist, Tobi Nussbaum at Bootyland, Seattle, WA: 2012

<> Windows, Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA: 2011

<> Water, Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA: 2009

<> Treading Lightly, One Foot at a Time, at Waterfall Arts, Belfast ME: 2008

<> Music, Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA: 2008

 

Puppetry

<> Created puppets and fable style puppet plays, & performed them solo with pre-recorded and live original music

     in Philadelphia, PA, & in Seattle & Pt. Townsend, WA: 1998-2003

<> Played accordion & acted in the puppet troupe, Twitchy Puppets, Philadelphia, PA: 2001-2002

 

Teaching

<> Guest teacher for the Music & Consciousness class at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA: 2014

<> Music literacy, traditional & extended vocal techniques to individuals & groups, Olympia, WA: 2008-09

<> Accordion lessons to adults & teens, Philadelphia PA, Vancouver, BC, Seattle & Olympia, WA: 2002-07

<> Drawing & painting to juvenile delinquents in the Urban Artscapes program, Philadelphia, PA: 2001-02

 

Nature  

<> Volunteer at Seward Park Audubon, Seattle, WA: 2013

<> Volunteer gardener in the Japanese Garden of the Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, WA: 2003

<> Plant care at Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA: 2001-2002

<> Hiked the Appalachian Trail (Maine south through Massachusetts): 2000

<> Apprenticed as an organic gardener at Darthea Farm, Gouldsboro, ME: 2000

<> Apprenticed as a seaweed harvester at Maine Seaweed Company, Gouldsboro, ME: 2000

 

Education & Training

<> Viola technique with Shira Kammen: current

<> Qigong studies with Dr. Bingkun Hu: 2018-current

<> BA from The Evergreen State College, major in experimental vocal composition, direction & performance:

     2006-2010

<> Ear training with Stephen Fandrich: 2009-2010

<> Private apprenticeship with shaman, Char Sundust: 2002-2006

<> Reiki apprenticeship with Destiny Vesper: 2004-2006

<> Flute technique with Linda Miller: 1987-1992

<> Classical piano technique & music theory with Birute Smetona: 1980-1993

"Time is no longer a hindrance, but the means of making actual what is potential." - The I Ching