Sounds

I’ve been a touring musician, recording artist, and coder of melodies. I also co-founded an annual indie music festival and worked in public radio– writing, producing, and syndicating a segment called Into It that explored “oddities, icons, and overlooked trends.”

LIV Fest

In 2010, I co-founded LIV Fest, an annual two-day music festival featuring 35+ bands and dozens of vendors. I booked musical groups, oversaw a multimedia team, and coordinated with media outlets.

In the years leading up to this, I’d booked touring bands to encourage music to come through my hometown. LIV Fest was a push to bring independent music not just to the bars, bingo parlors, and houses of Wichita, but into view in the streets of downtown.

Throughout the year, I organized shows for touring bands under the banner “LIV Fest Presents.” I worked with a videographer to record and promote the series.

Into It

Into It was a radio segment exploring “oddities, icons, and overlooked trends.” The program aired regularly on NPR affiliate 89.1 KMUW starting in the spring of 2011 – 2013. Many segments continue to be rebroadcasted by Public Radio Remix.

Awards

  • Major Market Editorial/Commentary – 1st Place. Kansas Association of Broadcasters, 2013
  • PRX Zeitfunk Awards – Most Licensed Producer by Public Radio Remix, 3rd Place. 2013
  • PRX Zeitfunk Awards – Most Licensed Producer by Public Radio Remix, 2nd Place. 2012
  • Major Market Editorial/Commentary – 2nd Place. Kansas Association of Broadcasters, 2011

Touring Groups

Over the years, I’ve toured with my groups A Trip to the Moon and Too Femme. I’ve also recorded and toured nationally with Paper Airplanes (54º40′ or Fight!), The World Palestine (Air House Records), and others.

I played guitar for an instrumental indie-jazz trio called Too Femme. We performed on NPR affiliate KMUW and released the recordings under the title “On Broadway” (a tribute to our practice space along the railroad tracks) on Bandcamp.

Littlefoot

Littlefoot (February 2018)

Burn (May 2018)

Coding Music

I’m a big fan of SonicPi. Below are a few loops I wrote, variations of which were manipulated in real-time and led me to make the videos below.

live_loop :bar do
with_fx :reverb do
play 70
sleep 4
play 66
sleep 4
play 68
sleep 4
play 70
sleep 2
play 66
sleep 4
end
end
live_loop :twee do
with_fx :bitcrusher do
play 47
sleep 0.5
play 49
sleep 0.5
play 52
sleep 0.5
play 63
sleep 0.5
end
end
live_loop :ping do
with_fx :bitcrusher do
play 66
sleep 3
play 68
sleep 1
play 63
sleep 16
end
end
live_loop :arp do
with_fx :echo do
play 47
sleep 2
end
end
live_loop :e do
play (chord :e, '69').tick
sleep 0.25
play (chord :d, '6
9').tick
sleep 0.25
play (chord :e).tick,
sleep 0.5
play (chord :d).tick,
sleep 0.25
play (chord :g).tick,
sleep 0.25
end
live_loop :f do
play (chord :e, '9sus4').tick,
sleep 0.5
end
live_loop :drums do
sample :ambi_haunted_hum
sleep 1.75
end