I love music.
I used to race home after school so I could secretly play my dad’s guitar before he got home from work. After mastering countless Metallica solos as an aspiring twelve year old, I eventually went on to become a Doctor (…of music).
As a composer, I write notably un-classical music for classical instruments. Through simple patterning and subtle variation, I seek to build intricate yet clear structures and sounds.
As a performer, I do exactly the opposite; I create noisy and chaotic textures, usually with mutant guitars or homemade circuits. I often root around in thrift stores, hunting for odd sounds in the world of forgotten electronics.
Somewhere between these two extremes lies my work as a sound designer. I have spent countless hours in darkened sound booths crafting rich soundscapes for productions of several theatrical works.
I have taught music both in classrooms and private studios. Above all, I encourage people to find their own path through music by exploring the intersections between imagination, knowledge, and technique.
I am also committed to fostering music in the community, having held various administrative and organizational roles in several local arts and not-for-profit organizations.
I currently live in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. I have been fortunate enough to perform or have my work performed across Canada, as well as in many non-Canadian countries. When I'm not listening to music I can usually be found trying to sniff out a good barbecue joint.