I am a musician and musicologist living in Chicago, where I am a PhD Candidate in the History and Theory of Music at the University of Chicago.
My research lies at the nexus of experimental music, critical organology, and science and technology studies. My dissertation project maps vectors of experimentalism in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s, radiating outward from the San Francisco Tape Music Center towards Mills College, alternative and parascientific exploration of sound and consciousness, psychedelics, and communal living in Marin county.
I've written about my research for the Library of Congress, the American Musicological Association, Schott Music, and Cultural Anthropology.
"Not Reading", the 2017 University of Chicago English Conference, will close on Nov. 3 at 5:00pm with a performance by Anne-Sophie Reichert (PhD candidate, Anthropology) and Ted Gordon (PhD candidate, Music), followed by a response by Michael Rossi (Department of History).