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Academic Employment | Education | Awards | Publications | Presentations | Performances | Teaching | Research | Service | Design | Affiliations | References

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

2016-

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College


EDUCATION

2016

Ph.D, Musicology. UCLA

Dissertation: “Interface Aesthetics: Sound, Software, and the Ecology of Digital Audio Production.” Committee: Nina Eidsheim, Robert Fink, Timothy D. Taylor

Graduate Certificate: UCLA Digital Humanities (Advisor: Peter Lunenfeld)

2011  

M.A., Music (musicology). Tufts University

Thesis: Behind the Beat: Technical and Practical Aspects of Instrumental Hip-Hop

2009

B.M., Music Education. UNH

Minor: Philosophy


AWARDS

Dissertation Year Fellowship (UCLA, 2015-16)

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Distinction (UCLA, 2011-14)

Pauley Fellowship (UCLA, 2011-14)

Friends of Musicology Award for Best Seminar Paper (UCLA, 2012)


PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Worlds of Sound.” Music, Sound, and the Moving Image 9, no. 2 (January 2016).

“Electronic Dance Music in the Dubstep Era.” In Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Going Hard: Bassweight, Sonic Warfare, and the ‘Brostep’ Aesthetic.” Sounding Out! January 23, 2014, http://soundstudiesblog.com/2014/01/23/going-hard-bassweight-sonic-warfare-the-brostep-aesthetic/

“How to Reformat the Planet: Technostalgia and the ‘Live’ Performance of Chipmusic.” Journal on the Art of Record Production 6 (2012).

Book Chapters

“’Diggin’ in the Carts’: Technologies of Play in Hip-Hop Production and Performance.” In Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound, edited by Samantha Bennett and Eliot Bates. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

“Off the Grid: Instrumental Hip-Hop and Experimentalism After the Golden Age.” In The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop, edited by Justin Williams. New York: Cambridge, 2015.

“Bassweight: Dubstep and the Transnational Space of Hip-Hop.” In Hopeless Youth! Tallinn, Estonia: Estonian National Museum, 2015.

Reviews

Review of The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, edited by Sumanth Gopinath and Jason Stanyek. Transfers 5 no. 2 (2015).

Review of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording, by David Grubbs. Popular Music and Society 38, no. 3 (2015).

Review of Jay-Z: Essays on Hip-Hop’s Philosopher King, edited by Julius Bailey. Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal 44 (2013).

Review of Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ, by Mark Katz. Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal 44 (2013).

Review of Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance, by Kiri Miller. Ethnomusicology Review 17 (2012).

Encyclopedia Entries

“Electronic Music,” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology, edited by Janet Sturman and Geoffrey J. Golson (Sage Publications, forthcoming).


PRESENTED PAPERS

2016

“Electronic Music, Computational Aesthetics, and the Californian Ideology.” Poster and workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Music, Boston, MA.

2015   

“‘Digging the Carts’: Technologies of Play in Hip-Hop Production and Performance.” Society of Ethnomusicology, Austin, TX

“Programming Sound: Computational Thinking in Electronic Music.” Pacific-Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Riverside, CA

2014      

“Off the Grid: Self-Effacing Production in Juke and Footwork.” American Musicological Society, Milwaukee, WI

“Interface.” Invited panelist and performer, “Machine Fantasies: A Workshop on Music Technologies.”
Tufts University, Medford, MA

“’Less Work, More Flow’: Embodied Interactivity and the Ecology of Digital Media.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US), Chapel Hill, NC

“The Limits of Digitalism: Hypermasculinity and the New Cultures of Control.” Thinking Gender, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

2013     

“Interface Design and Technical Practice in Digital Audio Production Software.” BruinTech, “Tech-a-Thon,” UCLA

“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Critical Perspectives on Miley Cyrus.” Invited panelist, UCLA Cultural Affairs Commission

“The Limits of Digitalism: When Software Becomes Hardware.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US), Austin, TX

2012   

“There’s an App for That: Technological Mediation in the Live Performance of Hip-Hop.” Lecture recital presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Ethnomusicology, New Orleans, LA

“Virtue/Virtuosity/Virtuality.” Harvard Graduate Music Forum, “Music and Media,” Cambridge, MA

2011    

“How to Reformat the Planet: Technostalgia and the ‘Live’ Performance of Chipmusic.” The Art of Record Production conference, San Francisco, CA

“’Keepin’ It Real’: ‘Liveness’ and the Externalization of the Digital Interface in Instrumental Hip-Hop Production.” Lecture recital presented at the Stony Brook University Graduate Music Symposium, “Perspectives on Performance,” Stony Brook, NY

“Behind the Beat: Technical and Practical Aspects of Instrumental Hip-Hop.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US), Cincinnati, OH

2010  

“Behind the Beat: Technical and Practical Aspects of Instrumental Hip-Hop.” Tufts University Graduate Research Symposium, Medford, MA

INVITED LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

2016

“Hip-Hop, Video Games, and Electronic Dance Music.” Lecture recital, Millspace Speaker/Performer Series, Newmarket, NH.

2014           

“The Dirty South: Hip-Hop from Atlanta to Sao Paolo.” Class lecture, History of Rock, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

2013   

“Sound, Code, and the Aesthetics of Hardware Hacking.” Lecture and workshop, Digital Music Cultures, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

“Bleeps and Bloops: Circuit-Bending and Hacker Music Cultures.” Lecture recital, Music and the Internet, UCLA

2012  

“The Ghosts of New Media.” Lecture and workshop, Digital Media: Current Directions, University of California, Irvine, CA

2011     

Making Music for Games. Five day workshop on music composition and sound design, New Heights Teen Center, Portsmouth, NH

2010        

“Gaming the System: Technical Practice in Video Game Music Composition” Lecture recital, Tufts University, Medford, MA

“Introduction to Hip-Hop Performance and Practice.” Class lecture, History of Rock and Roll, Tufts University, Medford, MA


SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2015   

“Love From Afar: A Multimedia Concert.” Sound engineer and laptop performer for audio-visual concert of works by Osvaldo Golijov and Kaija Saariaho, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014     

“Walk Among Worlds.” Sound designer for collaborative installation with graphic artist Máximo González, Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2012-2014    

“Frequency.” Multimedia performance for the Los Angeles video game music festival, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA

2012-2013  

UCLA Game Arts Festival. Artist and DJ, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2011     

Boston Cyberarts Festival. Multimedia performance, Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA

2010     

MUSO Presents: The Books and The Attic Bits. Multimedia performance, UNH

2009-2010      

Ordnance Multimedia Club Night. 3D installation artist, DJ, electronic musician, Champion’s Café, Boston, MA

2007-2008      

Naked Arts—Creativity Exposed. Multimedia performance and collaborative art installation with two actors, a sculptor, and a film student, University of New Hampshire

2007    

The Man Who Was Thursday. Real-time streaming media and experimental art collaboration, iArt exhibition, AXIOM Gallery, Boston, MA

2000- 

Club performances and electronic music residencies in Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Pitzer College

“Popular Music & Digital Culture.” Undergraduate Lecturer, 25 students (Fall 2016)

“Introduction to Digital Sound Production.” Undergraduate Lecturer, 20 students (Fall 2016)

UCLA

“Audio Technology for Musicians.” Undergraduate Lecturer, 20 students (Summer 2016)

“Music Industry, Technology, and Science.” Undergraduate Seminar Instructor, 20 students (Summer 2016)

“Writing About Music.” Undergraduate Lecturer, 20 students (Summer 2015)

“Computational Thinking and the Arts.” Undergraduate Seminar Instructor, 20 students. Honors Interdisciplinary Cluster (Spring 2015).

“Writing About Music.” Teaching Assistant, 20 students (Winter 2015).

“History and Practice of Electronic Dance Music.” Undergraduate Lecturer, 65 students (Summer 2014).

“Music & Gender.” Teaching Assistant, 60 students (Fall 2014).

“Stardom Strategies for Musicians.” Teaching Assistant, 160 students (Winter 2014).

“History and Practice of Electronic Dance Music.” Undergraduate Lecturer, 65 students (Summer 2013).

“The Art of Record Production.” Undergraduate Seminar Instructor, 16 students. Honors Interdisciplinary Cluster (Spring 2013).

“America in the 1960s.” Teaching Assistant, 50 students (2012-2013 Year).

Tufts University

“Music Technology & Digital Culture.” Teaching Assistant, 60 students (Fall 2010).

“History of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Teaching Assistant, 150 students (Spring 2010).


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2015-16

Digital Strategist, UCLA Career Center

2013-    

Researcher, Music Industry Data, Academic Rights Press

Research Assistant, Nina Eidsheim, UCLA Musicology

2013-2014  

Research and Instructional Technology Consultant, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

2012 

Archivist, Center for Primary Research and Training, UCLA Special Collections


SERVICE

Conference and Event Organization

2015   

Conference Committee Chair, “Inertia: A Conference on Sound, Media, and the Digital Humanities” (UCLA)

Program Committee, American Musicological Society, Popular Music Study Group

Organizational Assistant, “Voice Studies Now” Conference (UCLA)

2014  

Program Committee, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US)

2013-2014

Organizational Assistant, University of California Multicampus Research Group

2012-2013   

Organizer, UCLA Musicology Distinguished Lecture Series

2012    

Program Committee, Echo: A Music-Centered Journal annual conference

Editing

2014-   

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Popular Music Studies

2012-2015 

Web Editor, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US)

2012-2015   

Technical Editor, Echo: A Music-Centered Journal

Technical Editor, Ethnomusicology Review

Leadership

2014-16

Graduate Student Representative, UCLA Electronic Dance Music Club

2012-2014  

Graduate Student Representative, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US)

2013   

Election Committee, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US)


PROJECT DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

2016

Web Design, “UCLA Master of Social Science Program,” UCLA Division of Social Sciences

2015-2016    

Digital Strategist, UCLA Career Center

2015   

Project Lead, “Online Encyclopedia of Electronic Dance Music,” UCLA Musicology

2015    

Lead Design, “Engaging Punk” Online Companion, UCLA Musicology

2015   

Web Design, “Unediting the Teaching Text,” UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies

2015      

User Experience Design, “Keys to Voice Studies” Website, UCLA Musicology

2014-2015  

Consultant, “Beyond the Digitized Slide Library: A Digital Art History Institute,” UCLA Digital Humanities

2014     

Web Design, “Underwater Cultural Heritage,” UCLA Digital Humanities

2014          

User Experience Design, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities Website

2014         

Consultant, “Online Encyclopedia of African Music,” UCLA Ethnomusicology

2013        

Interaction Design, “RomeLab,” Mellon Foundation Humanities Virtual Worlds Consortium

2013       

Consultant, “Multimedia in the Classroom,” UCLA English Composition

2013     

Consultant, “Babelium: Translation Tools for Language Instruction”
UCLA Asian Languages and Cultures


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society for American Music

Society for Music Theory

American Musicological Society

Society for Ethnomusicology

International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US)


REFERENCES

Joseph Auner, Professor of Music, Tufts University

Nina Eidsheim, Assistant Professor of Musicology, UCLA (Dissertation Advisor)

Robert Fink, Professor of Musicology, UCLA

Peter Lunenfeld, Professor of Design Media Arts, UCLA

Stephen Mamber, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA

Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities Program Coordinator, UCLA

Timothy D. Taylor, Professor of Ethnomusicology, UCLA


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