Curriculum Vitae

Education
Composition Studies
Commissions, Grants, and Fellowships
Research and Creative Interests
Teaching Experience
Research Experience
Multimedia Works
Electroacoustic Works
Instrumental Works
Writings, Research, Guest Lectures and Presentations
Festivals, Exhibitions and Conferences
Production and Performing Experience

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (1998-2004); Dissertation: Blurred Deviations for 11 instruments; Essay: Conceptual Strategies for Compositional Remixing and Transformation: Sonic Gestures and Contextual Intersections
  • Master of Arts in Music Composition, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, (1996-1998)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Columbia College, Columbia University, (1992-1996); Graduated with departmental honors, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Private Piano Study (1977-1987, 1995-1999)
  • Private Jazz Bass Performance Study (1988-1992)

Composition Studies

  • with Tristan Murail (1998-1999), Fred Lerdahl (1996-1998), Brad Garton (1998-2000), Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1998), Thanassis Rikakis (1997-1998), Joseph Dubiel (1995-1996), Allen Anderson (1994-1996)

Commissions, Grants, and Fellowships

  • Project Funding from École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy and Les presses du réel, (for DVD Poursuite, included in the collection Import), Paris, France (2008)
  • Commissioned Work for the QUB Silver Collection Soundscapes, Queen’s University Belfast, Sonic Arts Research Centre and Naughton Gallery (for soundscape Concatenated Spheres Obscured), Belfast, Northern Ireland (2007)
  • Teaching Fellow, Columbia University (2001-2004)
  • Project Funding from Le Ministère Français de la Culture, programme DICREAM (for multimedia installation Si J’Etais Toi), Paris, France (2001, 2004)
  • Project Funding from La Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédias (for multimedia installation Si J’Etais Toi), Paris, France (2001)
  • Music Research Grant from l’Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis, Service Culturel, (2000)
  • Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2000)
  • Project Funding from La Fondation Daniel Langlois: pour l’art, la science et la technologie (for multimedia installation Si J’Etais Toi), Montréal, Canada (2000)
  • President’s Fellow, Columbia University (1997-2000)
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Summer Fellowship, Columbia University (1999, 2002)

Research and Creative Interests

  • Music Composition
  • Computer Assisted Composition
  • Computer Music Concepts and Digital Audio Signal Processing Techniques
  • Aesthetic Issues and Sound Design for Electroacoustic Composition and Multimedia
  • Interactive Technology and Performance Systems for Music, Dance, Visual Arts
  • Analysis and Criticism of Music Post-1945
  • Aesthetics and Analysis of Music from the Late Romantic Period
  • Integration of Concepts from Avant-garde, non-Western and Popular Music Culture
  • Development of Online and Multimedia Pedagogical Tools
  • Techniques, Styles, and Concepts of Improvisation
  • MIDI, Recording and Production Techniques

Teaching Experience

  • Professor, Department of Media Arts and Design, College of the Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2017-present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Media Arts, College of the Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2012–2017)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Media Arts, College of the Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2006–2012)
    • Composition
    • Tonal Harmony I & II
    • Computer Music I & II
    • Interactive Sound A & B
    • MIDI Music Production Techniques II
    • Art Research Projects/Graduation Projects
    • Arts In English: History of Electronic/Computer Music
    • Group Projects
    • Stylistic Studies
    • Study-Abroad Program Preparation Research Course
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Columbia University, New York, USA (2004–2005)
    • History of Electronic and Computer Music
    • Rock
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Music, Adelphi University, New York, USA (2003–2005)
    • Independent Study in Electronic Music Composition
    • Development of Western Music
    • Music Technology I & II
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Music, Columbia University (1997–2004)
    • Undergraduate Composition (2003–2004)
    • Basic Electroacoustics (2002–2003)
    • OpenMusic Online Course Instructor (2001–2002)
    • Music Humanities Instructor (1999–2001)
    • Ear Training Instructor (1997–1998, 2001–2002)

Research Experience

  • Online Course Head Project Developer, l'Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Paris, France (2000-2001)
    • Planned and developed online course for OpenMusic, a second generation computer aided composition software
    • Designed and implemented online presentation of course materials
  • Research Assistant, Computer Music Center, Columbia University (1998-2006)
    • Developed and implemented designs for interactive performance sound systems with various software/hardware configurations
    • Investigated and developed transformational models from FFT analyses of audio
  • Software Developer, Computer Music Center, Columbia University (1997-1998)
    • related developments online: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/5355
    • Implemented signal-processing and interface revisions and extensions in C and XWindows for Ceres2 (for IRIX), based on the signal processing program Ceres, by Oyvind Hammer at Norsk nettverk for Akustikk, Teknologi og Musikk (NOTAM); Ceres3, developed by Stanko Juzbasic, is also currently available http://www.music.columbia.edu/~stanko/About_Ceres3.html
    • Developed and implemented online help documentation for Ceres2
    • Provided consultation for development of Linux port of Ceres2 by Dave Phillips
  • Guest Researcher, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University (1997-1999)
    • Investigated and developed transformational models from FFT analyses of audio
    • Implemented models in sound design and electroacoustic and instrumental compositions.
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