I combine composed and found sound to explore sound as an ecology – a series of ever-changing relationships between objects, bodies, and spaces. Encountering the world as a listener first, I approach music-making as a responsive act, one which adds to existing conversations between sounds. Classically trained as a cellist, I also incorporate synthesizers, field recordings, toy instruments  and radios into my work, searching for a balance between virtuosity and curiosity. I gravitate towards sound practices which reveal and speak to their time and place: field recording, improvisation, radio broadcast and transmission. I often focus on mundane or pedestrian sounds – sounds which often go unnoticed or under-documented, searching for the profound, unknown, or beautiful in everyday life.

photo by Matthew Gilson for the Chicago Reader