I am a composer of instrumental and vocal music. My most recent works are T120, a piano trio composed for the Horszowski Trio (2021) and a Quintet for Soprano Saxophone and String Quartet (2019). My current project is a quartet for flute and three strings, commissioned by the Electric Earth Concert Series.
My teaching centers on technical aspects of music, including classes on music theory, composition, and transcription. I also co-teach a course called "Music and the Brain" with Tobias Overath, a colleague in Psychology and Neuroscience. This class explores the physiology and psychology of hearing and music cognition, a study that has enabled me to reconsider ideas I know well from an entirely different perspective, with the result that "old" ideas have become "new" again. More marginal interests include some aspects of music technology: live sampling and signal processing, sonification, and computer-assisted composition.
Aside from these professional interests, I enjoy working with machine tools as well as motorcycling on back roads in North Carolina.