Posted 19 April 2014, 11:08
I studied music with Larry Wallach and Thom Lipiczky at Simon’s Rock from 1974 to 1978, graduating with a BA. During this time, I studied classical guitar with Edward Flower.
In the fall of 1978, I moved to New York City, where I spent the next ten years, during which I focused on playing electric guitar (and for a while, Chapman Stick). While in NYC, I co-led and wrote for a band called People Falling, played (and wrote a couple of things) in Bill Obrecht’s group La Guapa Papa, and performed and recorded with several Downtown composers, notably Lois V Vierk, Scott Johnson, and Guy Klucevsek. I gave the the premiere performances and made the first recording of Vierk’s piece “Go Guitars” for five microtonal electric guitars, and also participated in the premier recording of her ensemble piece “Red Shift”. Along the way, I performed in a number of venues, including CBGB, Danceteria, The Kitchen, Alice Tully Hall, Dance Theater Workshop, the Walker Art Museum (Minneapolis), the Styrian Autumn festival (Graz, Austria), the American School (Paris), and the New Music America festival (Los Angeles). I left NYC in 1988, moving first to update New York then to southwestern New Hampshire, where I remain.
Around 2004, I started writing and recording electronic music using Csound, with a focus on drone music and just intonation. I also moved from guitar to bass, playing with local free improv band Sisters and Brothers. I started performing live electronic music in 2006.