ADVERTISING PRODUCTION

Integrated Producer // Technologist

  • Role:
    Digital Producer
  • Date:
    Summer 2015
  • Client:
    MasterCard

In partnership with SU2C, MasterCard launched a Priceless Surprises campaign that encouraged cardholders to donate to cancer research through pop-up dinners by celebrity chefs in alternative venues. The digital side of the campaign handled elements like event details, dynamic rendering of reservation requests, and other campaign information. Constructed with a global development team and on-site production, the project ultimately raised several million dollars.

  • Role:
    Integrated Producer
  • Date:
    Spring 2015
  • Client:
    Jose Cuervo

Everybody celebrates Cinco De Mayo...but nobody knows why. So, in 2015, Jose Cuervo invited the twitteratti to write their own version. The best entries were compiled and painted into a street art mural that was displayed in the streets of LA, inviting fans to celebrate Cinco - or whatever it meant to them.

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Record Producer // Independent Artist

  • Role:
    Producer // Engineer // Songwriter
  • Genres:
    Electronic // Singer Songwriter // Hip Hop

"trip-hoppy loops and tormented tones…hypnotic” - NPR Heavy Rotation

I love making music. I’m nerdy about things like integrating Max programming into modular systems, but equally passionate about getting the artists’ sound right - from beatmaking to songwriting. I have a knack for dreamy electrofolk and modern electronic composition, while my Hip Hop productions range from boom-bappy soul to dark, late night grooves. The video reel spans my work from the past two years. Email me for a private reel, to get in touch for a project, or just to talk shop.

  • Role:
    Producer // Composer // Trumpet
  • Genres:
    Jazz // Hip Hop // Electronic

Apertures is one of my earliest experiments fusing live performance with sampling, beats, and electronic elements. As part of my undergraduate thesis, it's directly related to the written portion, which investegated the growing 21st Century gray area between the live, recorded, and reproduced work of art.

Listen to it HERE.

WRITING + THINKING

Media Theory // Technological Critique

  • Title:
    Information Value & Digital Creative Industry
  • Publication:
    NYU

This thesis explores an important history: the legal lineage of copyright and intellectual property in the modern form of SOPA and PIPA; it examines their impacts on the creative industries that have developed on the Internet. Through this examination emerges a novel understanding of how these industries function in modern digital economies. Only through studying this tension - or this failed history - can scholars and policy makers construct practical legal parameters for the modern Internet.

Download HERE

  • Title:
    Piracy: It's A Service Problem
  • Publication:
    IPG Media Lab

It’s a simple question, really: Do people turn to piracy when the movies they want to watch are not available legally? It’s the premise of a new research site, Piracy Data, whose stated goal is to utilize data and statistical analysis to answer that question. The results of this data are intriguing.

Read HERE

  • Title:
    Digital Listening: Reproduced Musical Work
  • Publication:
    Wesleyan University

This thesis situates the musical work of art within a new technological age, through an analysis of listening types and their relation to socio-economic structures, of media study, and of musicological ramifications. It paves the way to an understanding of the increasingly-difficult-to-find authentic listening experience. It studies and validates the contemporary musical work in its many technological manifestations.

Download HERE

CODE +
MEDIA ART

Front End Dev // Sound Experiments

  • Title:
    cl!ck
  • Role:
    Composer // Developer
  • Tools:
    Ableton // Max // Web MIDI

Currently in development, cl!ck is a multimedia installation that comments on digital life in the 21st Century; specifically, the piece explores our choices on social media as an indication of personality, cultural tendencies, and subconscious decision making. The piece is a mirror of Facebook's (and other social networks') Newsfeed algorithm, wherein user selections influence the content displayed. Including the development of a web app, this piece features original choreography, interactive visual elements, and a modular score.

In partnership with Kate Ladenheim & Pierre Depaz. Debuting Fall 2016.

  • Title:
    CitiBach
  • Role:
    Composer // Developer
  • Tools:
    Max // tonejs

CitiBach was created, composed, and developed in an eight hour period at a Spotify Music Hackathon. Utilizing the sampling functions in the Tonejs library, our team took CitiBike location and usage data, and mapped a generative piece that reveals itself as CitiBike usage increases through the morning rush. In so doing we beta tested a new js library, and painted a unique picture of ridership around New York.

Listen HERE