Curriculum Vitae

Education
Composition Studies
Commissions, Grants, and Fellowships
Research and Creative Interests
Teaching Experience
Administration 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

  • Commissioned Work for SinusTon Festival 2012, Magdeburg, Germany (2012)
  • 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
  • Arts Pedagogy and Development of Online and Multimedia Pedagogical Tools
  • Techniques, Styles, and Concepts of Improvisation
  • MIDI, Recording and Production Techniques

Academic 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)
    • Course Subjects Taught (undergraduate, 2006-present):
      • Composition (all levels)
      • Harmony (all levels)
      • History of Electronic and Computer Music
      • History of Western Music
      • Techniques of Electronic Music, Computer Music (all levels)
      • Seminar (3rd and 4th Year)
      • Interdisciplinary/Group Projects (Basic and Advanced)
      • Arts in English (all levels)
  • 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)

Administrative Experience

  • Associate Director, Center for University International Programs (CUIP), Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2013-present)
    • Responsible for developing and maintaining university-wide short and long term study abroad programs in coordination with overseas universities (in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, US), as well as supervising and supporting faculty-specific study abroad programs (currently College of Agriculture, College of Tourism and Hospitality, College of Humanities)
    • Responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting special short-term international academic initiatives between the university and international scholars and institutions, assist in liaison activities
    • Assist in determining allocation and implementation of student support funds and scholarships for international activities
  • Head of Computer Music Division, Department of Media Arts and Design, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2016-present)
  • Representative for Computer Music Division, Department of Media Arts/Department of Media Arts and Design, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2011-2016)
    • Responsible for developing and managing computer music program, curriculum, and students
    • Supervise adjunct faculty and teaching assistants, including hiring and management
  • Committee Member for Facilities Reorganization, Department of Media Arts and Design, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2015-2016)
    • Advised and implemented plans and policies for renovation of university music facilities, as well as relocation and establishment of new studios and classrooms for computer music division
  • Committee Member for Departmental Reorganization, Department of Media Arts/Department of Media Arts and Design, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2012-2013)
    • Responsible for revising curriculum for computer music division and implementing university and college academic policies in reorganization of department
  • Head of Academic Affairs, Department of Media Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2011-2013)
    • Responsible for the implementation of university academic policies and the development and management of academic administrative procedures for the department
  • Head of Tamagawa University Shorinji Kempo Club, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2011-present)
    • Supervise students as faculty advisor with organizational administrative activities and liaison with Tamagawa University’s Office of Student Affairs and National and International Shorinji Kempo Federation
  • Head of Student Affairs, Department of Media Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2010-2011)
    • Represented department in college and university committee tasks for the development and implementation of student activities, including scholarships
  • Class Advisor, Department of Media Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2009-2012)
  • Representative for Tamagawa Zenjin Course, Department of Media Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan (2007-2010)

Research Experience

  • Research Member, Tamagawa Art Gallery (TAG) Projects, College of the Arts, Tamagawa University (2012-present)
    • Manage and allot annual resources for on-campus alternative art space, including planning and coordination of exhibitions, performances, and special events under supervision of Head of TAG Research Project Group
    • Responsible for planning and coordination of exhibitions of invited international guest speakers and artists, including translation duties
    • Serve as panel member for public symposia
    • Publish reports regarding activities, serve as representative in presentations of project activities
    • Supervise student staff members and student exhibitions, particularly in the music area, coordinate with department assistants and staff
  • Interactive Audio Systems Developer for Collaborative Arts, Computer Music Center, Columbia University (2002-2005)
    • Developed interactive real-time music performance systems such as CONSTRUCT and crunch=spread using the software environment Reaktor (Native Instruments)
    • Developed and designed personal sound libraries for use in various projects
    • Translated digital sonic arts products into multimedia/interactive projects and instrumental compositions for performances in collaboration with other musicians, choreographers and visual artists
  • 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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