I am a Ph.D. student in the Music department of New York University, where I specialize in ethnomusicology with a technological slant. My research explores the sonic, temporal, and spiritual implications of electronics.
Before coming to NYU, I earned a Master's degree in the Digital Musics department of Dartmouth College. My thesis research focused on a small community of Americans who use tape and digital recorders to communicate with the dead--a practice known as Electronic Voice Phenomenon. Before that, I studied at Deep Springs College and earned a Bachelor's degree at Columbia University.
I am also a musician. My work includes include experimental tape pieces, sound installations, and scores for modern dance. I have performed with Gravies and the Main Dish Sauce, the Dartmouth Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Too Big To Fail. I also hosted FieldNotes, a radio show devoted to acoustic ecology and surrealist storytelling, on Washington Heights Free Radio.