2013 - 2014 MA in Sonic Arts at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Graduated with distinction. Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous assistance with this endeavour.
Focused on electroacoustic and experimental composition (including 8-channel and 32-channel works), performance practice, audio programming (Max MSP), gesture triggered granular synthesis processing and spatialization using an XBOX Kinect, vocal song cycles, improvisation, light installations, and text based scores.
2006 - 2010 York University. BFA Honours, Spec. Music.
Focused on composition, orchestration, jazz voice, and contemporary improvisation. Studies with Casey Sokol, Marc Couroux, Matt Brubeck, and Sacha Williamson. Private studies include lessons with David Lidov, and Oliver Schroer.
Selected Performed/Exhibited Works
2019 full score for Barbelle (webseries, 10 episodes).
2018 The Brain Scanning Machine, 8 min, at Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, as part of the Montreal Creative Music Lab. Multi-channel for electronics, guitars, and prepared piano.
2018 full score to Moondog, 12 min, created as part of the 2018 ACTRA Short Film Toolkit program, and premiered at the 2018 Nell Shipman Awards, Toronto, and screened at the Canadian Film Fest, Toronto.
2017 CMC test 20171020.als, a sound installation (with video) created for and mounted at the Canadian Music Centre’s Concert Fundraiser, Toronto.
2016 GRAIN, a site-specific multi-channel electroacoustic piece mounted in a silo at Ontario Place, as part of NAISA’s “Silo Solos” at the in/future Festival, Toronto.
2016 full score to Chorus, a dance work choreographed by Cara Spooner, commissioned by Art Spin, and performed at Art Spin (Toronto) and FLUX dance festival (London, ON).
2016 Canadian premiere of The Stars Alight, a song cycle for three voices and electronics, as part of the Music Gallery’s Emergents Series, Music Gallery, Toronto.
2015 Fluid Intentions, an electroacoustic re-imagination of a multi-channel work from the ongoing Imaginary Headscapes series, as part of Playing the NAISA Space, at the New Adventures in Sound Art space, Toronto.
2015 Moon Phone, sound installation // modified rotary phone, as part of the annual Parkdale Film and Video Showcase, Toronto.
2015 The Whole Time, a site-specific performance piece in collaboration with Niomi Cherney, performed at the Movement Market, Misfit Studio, Toronto.
2014 The Bird, an electroacoustic composition, premiered as part of The Dark Outside, Scotland.
2014 compositions, improvisations, and experiments for voices and electronics with Marty Byrne + Meabh Meir, as part of Round Buttons Square Tones, a mini festival of contemporary sound practice at PS2 Gallery, Belfast.
2014 premiere of The Stars Alight, a song cycle composed for three voices and electronics, with accompanying light installation. Sonic Lab, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2013 site-specific performances for audiences of one in the derelict Sackville Music Hall, as part of the Sappyfest Songwriting Residency, Sackville, New Brunswick.
2012 musical excerpts for Wolves & Selves, a full length dance work premiered at the Montreal Fringe Festival in June 2012.
2012 music for Invitations/Into/Traces, premiered at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, and performed at the Summerworks Festival.
2012 sound design for Spine Walk, by Cara Spooner, commissioned by the Goethe Institute, Toronto, and performed in The Future of Mobility 2012.
2011 sound design and ambient compositions for Sauga 2030, an audio driving tour and iPhone app, exhibited at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.
2011 full film score for Moss Origins, 8 min, premiered at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Light Box. For strings and electronics.
2011 full film score for Bird Bath, 15 min, in collaboration with Andrew Collins.
2010 full score for Body Cartography, premiered at the Harbourfront’s HATCH Festival, Toronto, and exhibited at Ryerson University’s Modernity Unbound symposium, Toronto. Compositions with manipulated field recordings.
2010 dérive/drift as part of Audio Out! (Un) Framing Sound at the AGYU, Toronto. Sound piece using manipulated field recordings.
2009 full film score for Our Future is Bright, 16 min (dir. Rebecca Gruihn). Screened at The Montreal International Film Festival 2010, and the Moving Images Festival 2009, Toronto. For strings and voice.
2009 dinner music, performed as part of Flux Factory's I'm On A Boat, on a boat, Brooklyn, New York. Site-specific performance including soundscape.
2009 full score for heart(less) limit, performed as part of DAM/ heart, Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto.
2008 directed and recorded improvised score to Faces West, 6 min (dir. Rebecca Gruihn). Screened at the International Student Film Festival Hollywood 2008, LA, and MaDance Screen Salon 2008, Toronto. For two violins, double bass and drums.
2018 Sound edit / mix of VHS (short), by Sharlene Bomboat.
2018 The Smiling Room, installation mounted at Nuit Rose, assisted Heather Kirby with audio editing (voiceover).
2018 Circle of Steel, mix of Rebecca Bruton’s original score (mixed with Andrew Collins).
2018 Insecurities in Being, L CON. Composition, production, arrangements, recording, mixing, various instruments, voice.
2018 Feeling Freaky, Falcon Jane. Recording and mixing.
2017 Relax, Kashka. Production, string arrangements, additional recording, voice.
2017 III, Del Bel. Composition, additional recording, voice, electric guitar (track #10 only).
2017 Shabbytown, James Irwin. Voice, additional recording.
2016 Long Walks, EONS. Voice, additional recording.
2016 Warbler EP, Warbler. Mixing, drum programming, additional production, voice.
2016 Moon Milk, L CON. Composition, production, arrangements, additional recording, mixing, various instruments and voice.
2016 Seven Haab Out of Xi Bootis, Imaginary Flesh. Electronics (laptop), mixing.
2015 The Distance of the Moon Limited Ed. 7” vinyl, L CON. Composition, production, arrangement, keyboards, sounds and voice.
2015 Del Bel, Del Bel. Composition and voice.
2013 The Ballads Reimagined, L CON. Composition, production, arrangements, recording/ engineering, violin and voice.
2012 Diane, Chrome and the Ice Queen. Composition, production, arrangements, keyboards, violin and voice.
2012 The Ballad Project, L CON. Composition, production, orchestration/arrangements, and voice.
2011 Oneiric, Del Bel. Composition and voice.
2008 the absence of, The Owle Bird. Composition, voice, and piano.
2007 we are famous, we are famous, Miss Scarlett. Composition, production, arrangements, recording, guitar, violin and voice.
Selected Courses, Workshops + Teaching
2017 - 2019 Instructor at Workman Arts, Toronto - designed and taught six to twelve-week courses on songwriting and recording with focus on creative practice.
2018 Artist Talk, Hochschule Osnabrück - Institut für Musik, Germany.
2018 Mentor / Volunteer at Girls Rock Camp Owen Sound.
Grants and Awards
2018 Ontario Arts Council Music Demo Recording Grant
2018 Canada Council for the Arts - Grants to Professional Musicians - Explore + Create
2018 SOCAN Foundation Professional Development Grant
2015 Ontario Arts Council Popular Music Recording Grant
2015 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominee (with Del Bel)
2015 Harbourfront SoundClash Music Award Nominee
2013 Canada Council for the Arts - Grants to Professional Musicians - Individuals ($24,000)
2013 Queen's University Belfast Americas Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Scholarship
2011 Ontario Arts Council Popular Music Recording Grant
2008 Imasco Performing Arts Award
2006 Millennium Excellence Award Laureate
2006 Bulkley Valley Arts Council Scholarship
2006 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee (Young Performer of the Year)
Residencies and Workshops
2018 Red Bull Music Academy at the Funkhaus in Berlin, Germany.
2018 Digital Library Residency at the Canadian Music Centre, Toronto.
2018 Montreal Creative Music Lab in Montreal, Quebec.
2017 EQ: Women in Electronic Music at the Canadian Music Centre, Toronto.
2015 - 2016 Slaight Music Resident at the Canadian Film Centre, Toronto.
2014 Four Way Perspective, an international collaborative film composition residency + workshop at the Festival International du Film d'Aubagne, France.
2013 SappyFest SOCAN Songwriter in Residence, Sackville, New Brunswick