A listener, writer and occasional sound artist, my focus is on site and context specific (sound)works and critical writing on audio-media culture. I studied music and then philosophy as an undergrad at Bard College in NY and more recently completed a Sound Studies masters degree at the UdK (University of Arts) in Berlin. There I specialized in Auditory Culture under Sabine Sanio and Experimental Sound Installation under Sam Auinger.
Currently a PhD candidate with Recomposing the City, research group lead by Dr. Gascia Ouzounian and Dr. Sarah Lappin at Queen’s University in Belfast. My project explores listening practices for city environments with an ear toward potentials of urban sound planning.
In Belfast I am currently active in musical groups and performance such as UMBRELLA, a sound art collective, and HIVE choir. I also play fiddle in local old time sessions.