Composer's Statement
I'm very interested in the perception of sound and form, the experience of musical structure, and how music generates our intellectual and emotional responses.
My computer-generated sound uses low-level computer code to control additive synthesis at a fine timescale, allowing a fluid approach to tone and voice. I also explore using structured randomness to produce musical style and grammar that is different from what I could play or compose directly.
Postcards (2016)
Sleep State (2016)
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Honours and Awards
Renee B. Fisher Composer Awards for 2018
Winner - June 2017
AMAE / De Pinto 58 (+1) Indices on the Body (
Selected track for Index 22 - October 2016
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Software Engineering
I have worked for more than 20 years creating and delivering software across different technologies, industries, organization types, and software life cycle stages. With Shotgun Software for 9 years, I was fortunate to be part of its successful growth from tiny startup (4 of us) to the large team at Autodesk after acquisition.
I like solving challenging problems and finding effective and practical solutions. I have worked independently and remotely a lot. But I also highly value good working relationships and working closely in a collaborative and supportive work culture.
I also use code that I write in my music composition work, for additive synthesis with complete control over the evolution of sounds, avoiding the constraints of pre-existing software, such as fixed envelope structures or tonal systems.
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Education Experience and Qualifications
Since 2016, I've been teaching mathematics (mainly) for colleges in the Greater Toronto area.
As an educator, I offer a masters in mathematics, a bachelor of education, and extensive software industry experience. I enjoy teaching all levels of mathematics, and software industry topics as well.
I am also an Ontario College of Teachers member, qualified in the Intermediate and Senior panels for mathematics and computer science.
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