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Research – Composition – Conducting 

• composition of interactive computer music

• arts traditions of India, Indonesia, and East Asia

• Javanese gamelan 

• performance of contemporary chamber music and opera

• music perception and cognition

Recent Music Research

Impact of sound and ultrasound on epilepsy – collaborator Jeffrey Loeb, Head - UIC Department of Neurology, College of Medicine

Impact of music on peripheral artery disease – collaborators Eileen Collins and Ulf Bronas, UIC College of Nursing


Research Residencies

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center – Bellagio, Italy

Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities – Bogliasco, Italy

Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory, Senior Research Fellow

Grants and Awards

NSF, NASA, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Liguria Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, Chamber Music America, Coca-Cola Foundation, Center for Chemical Evolution, Rotary International, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Society of Composers, American Composers Forum, City of Atlanta Cultural Affairs Bureau, Meet the Composers, ASCAP, Georgia Council for the Arts, Southern Arts Foundation



• Presented in 27 countries including at IRCAM, Radio France and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, and at the Conservatoire de Musique Genève, Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, Utrecht School of the Arts, Royal Northern College of Music, Tokyo Denki and Hokkaido Universities, and Eastman School of Music, CNMAT at UC-Berkley, Princeton University, and Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center


• Compositional software utlized includes MaxMSP, Supercollider, Kyma, Live, OpenMusic, Isadora, OpenMusic, and HMSL


• Senior research fellow in composition at the Rockefeller Study Center in Bellagio, Italy and at the Liguria Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy and was a featured composer at the Eastman School of Music 25th Anniversary of the Eastman Computer Music Center


Conducting and Performance

• Co-artistic Director and Conductor of Thamyris New Music Ensemble in Atlanta for 18 years presenting over 200 works of contemporary music.  Thamyris received the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Most Adventurous Programming in four different years.  Guest soloists included Steve Mackey, Frederic Rzewski, Ursula Oppens, Margaret Leng Tan, Pauline Oliveros, and Philippe Leroux.


• Guest conducted the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in 1998 with David Tanenbaum, guitar soloist and conductor of the Atlanta opera company, Opera Omnia from 1983-1988  


• Founder and Director of the Emory Javanese Gamelan Ensemble  from 1996-2006. Performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and at the Society of Ethnomusicology International Conference; produced eight Javanese shadow plays (wayang kulit)


• Professional trumpet player from 1977-1996, performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater (NY), and Atlanta Opera and Ballet Orchestras




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