Curriculim Vitae

 

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

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

Movement

  • 10,000 winds - a durational movement and voice meditation at CSUEB: March 2019

  • Butoh walking/crawling in Vexations Variations from sunrise to sunset with Suki O'Kane in Artists' Television Access' window installation series (12 hours) : November 2017

  • from here - (video sample, showing my choreography and movement at 2:00 - 2:30) - a collaborative movement performance directed by Rachael Cleveland and Anna Muselmann at ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA: April 2017

Teaching

  • Voice coaching, traditional & extended vocal techniques, with and without movement components to individuals & groups, nationally: 2013 - current

  • Qigong teacher at Yoga Kula, Berkeley, CA: 2019 - current

  • Yoga teacher at Yoga Kula, Berkeley, CA: 2020 - current

  • 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

Long Tone Choir

Durational Work

In Print

Press

Awards

  • William Winden Achievement in the Arts Award: 2009

  • Mark Blakley Memorial Award: 2007

  • Scholastic Achievement Award: 2006

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

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

  • 200 hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Kula, Berkeley, CA: 2019-2020

  • 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Pranamaya: 2019-2020

  • BA from The Evergreen State College, major in experimental vocal composition, direction & performance: 2006-2010

  • Ear training with Stephen Fandrich: 2009-2010

  • Butoh studies with Doranne Crable, Olympia WA: 2006-2007

  • Private apprenticeship with shaman, Char Sundust: 2002-2006

  • 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

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