bio

howdy…

i’m a composer and sound artist [and human] based in los angeles. my work concentrates largely on the concept of memory and human experience. i am fascinated by field recordings and sounds from the natural world, and my music is concerned primarily with the exploration and manipulation of these sonic textures, which i often investigate through the use of mixed media composition. i frequently make use of both audio and visual art elements in my work. i have a playful attraction to everyday sounds, and i often incorporate this fascination into my work.

i am currently working on a commission for the bang on a can all-stars (for the people’s commissioning fund concert). i’ve also just recently completed a sound art exhibition of my experimental ambient works in brooklyn’s scholes street studio, and concluded a fellowship composing for members of the ecce ensemble in auvillar, france.

i hold a b.m. in music theory & composition from new york university, where i studied with pulitzer-prize winning composer julia wolfe. i’ve also studied with composer michel merlet at l’ecole normale de musique de paris, in addition to studying sound spatialization at ircam (institut de recherché et coordination acoustique/musique) in paris, france.

i have been fortunate to receive the robert hirsch memorial award (2019), the etchings fellowship in auvillar, france (2018) and the g.a.n.g. scholarship at gamesound con (2017). additionally, i was awarded the alan menken scholarship, sponsored by alan menken (beauty and the beast, aladdin), for my 2018 academic year at nyu. i have experience working as a composer’s assistant to grammy/emmy-award winner michael patterson and as a publishing assistant at the american composers alliance. additionally i hold many credits as an arranger, and as a composer for film/tv/radio. i also have experience working with vintage analog synthesizers and reel-to-reel tape. finally, i’m a novice synthesizer-builder, and a private lesson instructor for piano and music theory. i once worked in an ice cream shop, too, but it was too cold in there, so now i am a musician.

thank you so much for reading this-

amanda