Projects and Collaborations
The Wisdom to Know the Difference
The Wisdom to Know the Difference is an electroacoustic solo project exploring the limits and possibilities of control and agency on both a sonic and spiritual level. Using Ableton Live, contact mic drum triggers, and samplers, I process acoustic drums and vocals, blend them with lush textures, and trigger other sonic events from the drumkit at varying degrees of randomness. Song-structured webs of intended and unintended sonic consequences emerge in compositions that explore grief, ancestral communion, astrology, social anxiety, archetypal parts of self, and other themes related to mental health and healing.
In Spring 2023, I collaborated with Detroit-based performance art duo Thank You So Much for Coming and filmmaker Zach Zweifler to produce a music video for "Fire" - a single from the upcoming full length album. "Fire" is a playful tongue-in-cheek song about social anxiety, its hyperbolically self-depracating thought spirals, and the struggle not to be consumed by them. The video portrays these thought spirals through absurd condemnations of an inconsequential social blunder. The video will be released along with the single in late 2023.