I am engaged with sound and music through artistic practice, technical work, and independent research.
As a composer, I work with recorded sound, instrumental performers, and electroacoustic setups. As an audio engineer, I provide technical direction, live engineering, and recording and mixing for new music in various forms.
I am interested in the performance situation, place and location, perception and memory, the excessive nature of sound, notation, field recording, and forests.
I hold a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition (supervisor: David Berezan) from the University of Manchester, UK (2010). I was an active member of the MANTIS community at the University of Manchester (2005-10), setting up as well as diffusing acousmatic work on the 40+ loudspeaker system. I have a background as a cellist, studying with Henri Foehr at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg (Prix Supérieur - 2000).
Recent creative work:
- figure point horizon (2016) - commission from Distractfold / Philharmonie Luxembourg
for violin, viola, cello, bass clarinet, 4ch fixed-media sound
premiere at 'rainy days' festival Luxembourg 2016 by Distractfold
- erasure.rupture (2016) - selected by Distractfold / Darmstadt (IMD)
stereo fixed-media sound
selected for 'historage' CD release, Darmstadt Summer Courses 70th anniversary 2016
Recent technical work:
- live sound engineer for performance of Steven Takasugi's 'Strange Autumn' by Viola Yip and Ryan Muncy, Sommerville MA June 2017
- technical director (sound), live sound and recording engineer for concerts at Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, 2017:
Anthony Tan and Zaid Jabri portrait concerts
(also for 2015: Mauricio Pauly, Daniel Peter Biró)
Previous festival invovlement / works presented at:
hcmf Huddersfield UK (2016)
New Music North West RNCM Manchester UK (2016)
Distractfold #26 Manchester UK (2015)
Tête-à-Tête festival London UK (2011)
York Late Music Festival UK (2010)
Manchester International Festival UK (2007)
Sonorities Festival Belfast UK (2007)
Futuresonic Festival Manchester UK (2007)
Sonic Arts Network EXPO Manchester UK (2006)
+ various MANTIS Festivals at the University of Manchester UK