Skills: Kyma, Max MSP, Super Collider, Pure Data, Wwise, VCV Rack Development, Python, Reaper, Pro-Tools, Logic Pro X, Adobe Audition, Izotope Suite, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Arduino, Teensy and Daisy microcontroller programming, DSP design, UI design, Linux, Windows and MacOS operating systems.
2015-2022 Film and Digital Media (Ph.D.) University of California, Santa Cruz
2011-2013 Electronic Music and Recording Media (MFA) Mills College
2007-2011 New Media (BA) University of Maine
2022-Present Berklee College of Music – Assistant Professor of Sound Design
2018-PresentMagus Instrumentalis – Founder/Product Development Lead: Designed ten synthesizer modules for VCV Rack. Managed a small team of programmers and designers to bring products to market. Prepared product demos, tutorials, manuals, logos, front-panels and designed module functionality.
2015-2022 University of California, Santa Cruz – Teaching Assistant/Lecturer: Developed and taught Film 171A Sound Workshop, ran discussion sections and graded twelve courses.
2018 Electronics Arts/Maxis – Audio Artist: Mixed and mastered dialogue, as well as engineered recording sessions for The Sims 4: Get Famous expansion pack.
2014-2015 California Academy of Sciences – Exhibits Engineering Technician: Programming and electronics construction for new exhibits. Maintenance and repair of existing audio/visual systems.
2013-2014 Keith McMillen Instruments – Engineering Technician/Product Technician: Constructed and tested prototypes for KMI instruments, including the creation of DSP and control software in Max/MSP.
2021 Cassette and MP3 Codec Emulations. Designed audio cassette simulations and an emulation of the MP3 codec for dissertation research.
2021 Madness Suite. Created a suite of seven modules for VCV Rack, including chaotic oscillators, a vactrol simulation and a modeled lowpass gate. Oversaw the production of 13 videos detailing the functionality of modules in this set.
2020 Polymaths. Oversaw the production of a suite of four modules in the VCV Rack format, from conception to release. Managed a small team of designers and programmers. Created in collaboration with David Kant and Mustafa Walker.
2018 HarmSpat. Collaboration with artist Greg Sullo. Developed a vocoder/resynthesizer for distributing sounds in a 32-channel sound-sculpture. Sounds are analyzed, resynthesized and sent to speakers mapped to a predefined portion of the audio spectrum. Band-pass filters can be tuned in real time for non-linear spatialization. Written in Max 8.
2017 Telharfauxnium. Designed and coded a free, open-source alternate firmware for the Music Thing Modular Radio Music eurorack synthesizer module. Firmware shown by the manufacturer at SuperBooth17 in Germany and distributed with the original firmware bundle.
2012 The Perilous Night. Created a midi-controlled prepared piano emulation for Grammy Award-winning pianist Paul Sullivan used in the performance of John Cage’s The Perilous Night.
2022 Simulated Mediation in Eurorack-Format Modules – Chapter in Modular Synthesis: Patching Machines and People the first peer-reviewed book addressing modular synthesis. Forthcoming publication from Routledge.
2020 Recording Meta-soundscapes: Synchronized Multi-frame Audio Field-recording at a Large Spatial Scale – Open access pre-print. Written in collaboration with David Dunn, David Kant, Matthew Mitchell, Greg Sullo, Mustafa Walker, Brian Ford, et al.
2018 Non-linear Feedback Systems: Kyma and Eurorack – Lecture and performance delivered at the Kyma International Sound Symposium in Santa Cruz, CA.
2019 Daisy Bell – Artist statement/composition published in Refract Media Journal
2018 Fertility Rite – Short story published in The Weird Fiction Review #9 from Centipede Press. Edited by S.T. Joshi.
2018 A Silent Trembling: Digital Aesthetics and Dither – Presented at UCHRI Symposium on War, Security and Digital Media.
2013 Notes on Douglas Kahn’s Mainframe Experimentalism – Letter to the editor published by the MIT Press in the quarterly Computer Music Journal.
2021 A Lambent Mirror for Remote Ontographies of Nested Infinities. Assisted composer David Dunn in the implementation of chaotic oscillator and vactrol simulation technologies co-authored with David Kant for multichannel installation.
2019 Earth Suit. Designed conductive thread VLF antenna, created sensor monitoring system in Python for embedded Raspberry Pi in smart-fabric installation.
2017 Echophone. Designed four computer-controlled radio stations for Sound Artist Anna Friz’s contribution to the Museum of Art and Design’s Sonic Arcade Exhibition
2014 Shifting Walls installed at Central Maine Art Gallery. Generative spatial audio installation.
2012 Nancarrow Percussion Orchestra. Created a composition for sound artist Trimpin’s exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum. Assisted building the exhibit.
2011 Etude for 9 Kinetic Sound Objects. Installed at University of Maine, Orono.
2009 MCRCSM. Co-created this interactive multimedia installation and designed the 16-channel audio system in Max MSP.
2021 Ubbo-Sathla. Created eurorack blank panel, artwork developed in collaboration with Materia Design.
2019 Machen. Designed and built a laser cut modular synthesis system. Includes wavetable oscillators, format translators, diode distortions, ring modulators, and soil-based signal processors. Circuits were either bespoke or modified from existing designs.
2016 The Adding Machine. Modified Burroughs adding machine with solenoids to calculate Naked Lunch in binary renderings of ASCII characters.
2014 uIaMF + VCIaMF Designed a miniature video mixer around PFETs and Arduino, eurorack version created in tandem.
2013 IaMF. Constructed an interactive performance system including video and audio processors, circuit-bent laserdisc players and prepared laserdiscs
2022 Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Scholarship
2019 Florence French Fellowship
2018 Florence French Fellowship
2017 Santa Cruz Arts Council Grant for Ctrl-Z’s “Call for Scores/Fall Program Series.”
2017 Florence French Fellowship
2017 Awesome Foundation Grant for “Reviving Lou Harrison’s Lost Electronic Music.”
2016 Florence French Fellowship
2013 Frog Peak Collective Experimental Music Award.
2011 Undergraduate thesis Etude for 9 Kinetic Sound Objects awarded “Highest Honors”.
2010 Phi Beta Kappa
University of California, Santa Cruz. Teaching Assistant, Lecturer: Led discussion sections, evaluated student work, and ran live A/V for ten courses.
2022 Introduction to Digital Media
2021 Sound Workshop
2021 Digital Media Production
2021 Introduction to Television Studies
2020 Introduction to Digital Media
2019 Introduction to Film Production
2019 Video Games as Visual Culture
2018 Introduction to Television Studies
2018 Silent Cinema
2017 Sound, Technology, Culture
2017 Introduction to Film Studies
2017 Introduction to Television Studies
2017 Silent Cinema
2016 Introduction to Film Studies
2016 Introduction to Television Studies
2016 Film Theory
2015 Introduction to Film Studies
2019 Research and Development for Anna Friz (Earth Suit)
2017 Research and Development for Anna Friz (Echophone)
Mills College: Center for Contemporary Music. Teaching Assistant. Assisted composer John Bischoff in teaching advanced digital synthesis in Max/MSP programming language, provided technical assistance to students and visiting musicians.
2013 Seminar in Electronic Music Performance
2013 Center for Contemporary Music
2012 Prieto Multimedia Lab
2011 Prieto Multimedia Lab
2022 Repairer of Reputations. Mirage (Instrumental). Self-Published.
2022 Repairer of Reputations. Mirage ’77. Self-Published.
2022 W/David Dunn. Horseshoe Lake. Self-Published
2022 Repairer of Reputations. IX. Self-Published.
2021 Repairer of Reputations. VVVVVVVV. Self-Published.
2021 Repairer of Reputations. The Tainted Blade. Self-Published.
2020 Repairer of Reputations. The Burning Pyramid. Self-Published.
2020 Repairer of Reputations. Millvale ’02. Self-Published.
2020 Repairer of Reputations. Burning Shadows. Self-Published.
2019 Repairer of Reputations. Innsport ‘86 Self-published.
2018 The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. Strange Eons. Witch House Media.
2018 Repairer of Reputations. The Night Ocean. Self-published.
2018 Various Artists. The Essential Indexical. Indexical Recordings.
2017 Ctrl-Z. Ctrl-Z. Cassette LP. Full Spectrum Records.
2017 Various Artists. Cutty Strangers. Digital LP. Cutty Strange Records.
2017 Ryan Page. Euroserge. Digital LP. Cutty Strange Records.
2017 Ryan Page. A Place To Be. Video-game Soundtrack.
2017 Slavestate 641A. Narcissist. Cassette Single. Cutty Strange Records.
2016 Heroic Quartet/Pink Gaze. Sextet. Cassette Album. Self Help Tapes.
2016 Ryan Page/Daniel Steffey. Automatic Typing/Terminal Beach. Cutty Strange Records.
2015 Night Worship. Degrading and Everlasting the Same. Cassette LP. Black Horizons.
2014 Body Hammer II: The Mechanism of Night. Compact disk. The Path Less Traveled Records.
2014 Abrasax. Demo. Cassette LP. Vestige Recordings.
2013 Various Artists. Monomaniac. 7” vinyl EP. Blastbeat Mailorder.
2013 Various Artists. Signal Flow Compilation. Self-Published.
2012 Nate Aldrich. Dirigo Mix. Digital Release. Ear to the Earth.
2009 Body Hammer. Jigoku. Compact disk. The Path Less Traveled Records.
2020 Repairer of Reputations. Indexical Twitch Channel, Online Performance
2018 Repairer of Reputations. Digital Arts Research Center, Santa Cruz, CA
2018 Repairer of Reputations. Radius Gallery. Santa Cruz, CA
2017 Ctrl-Z. Songlines Series. Mills College. Oakland, CA
2017 Ctrl-Z. The Luggage Store Gallery. San Francisco, CA
2017 Ctrl-Z. CNMAT. Stanford University. Stanford, CA
2017 Ctrl-Z. The Jazz Gallery. Manhattan, NY
2016 Ctrl-Z. ODC Theatre. San Francisco, CA
2016 Ctrl-Z. Center For New Music. San Francisco, CA
2016 Ctrl-Z. Grey Area. San Francisco, CA
2016 W/Laetitia Sonami. Center For New Music. San Francisco, CA
2013 W/Rhys Chatham. Craneway Pavilion. Richmond, CA
2013 W/David Behrman. Littlefield Concert Hall. Mills College. Oakland, CA
2012 W/Alvin Lucier. Littlefield Concert Hall. Mills College. Oakland, CA
2011 W/Ikue Mori. Littlefield Concert Hall. Mills College. Oakland, CA