Performer and Composer
I am currently a DMA candidate at Stony Brook University, where I am focusing on improvisation. Over the past two years I have worked to integrate the strategies and techniques used in Dalcroze Education with my work as both a solo and ensemble performer of improvised music. Video of some recent concerts can be found here.
My educational life also merges into my work as an artist. Past projects include an original composition for solo improvised piano, presented in 3 different versions at the same concert by 2 brave classically trained pianists (and myself) who had never before improvised in public. In 2009, I performed a solo improvised piano concert including music based on the work of Bach and Debussy, as well as my own compositions. To learn more about these and other projects click here.
In 2009 I created One Musician/One Magician, an interactive show conceived as a way to allow various musical elements - tempo changes, accents, phrasing, etc. - to be 'seen' via the dancing cards, disappearing coins and juggling objects of illusionist Jeff Grow. To read more about this project, click here.
To learn more about both current and past projects, please visit my Wordpress blog here.