teacher, performer
creator, leader



Since my early teens I have been composing music and writing songs. My inspiration typically stems from the natural world, people and relationships, and situations of injustice that cry out for response and transformation. Many times, I have written for specific events (e.g., the birth of a child, a wedding, anniversaries of people or organizations, celebrations of life), including commissioned works.

My studies and experiences in jazz, popular, folk and world musics have led me to delight in many forms of musical improvisation. Whether for ritual, dance and movement, visual arts, drama, for solo work or leading sing-alongs, improvisation is a favourite personal musical expression that has moved listeners time and time again.

Love of composing and improvisation combine in my work as a sound designer. Using acoustic and digital instruments, both as a soloist and in collaboration with other musicians, I have created live performance soundscapes for dance, drama, exhibitions of visual art, and liturgy.

Contact me to collaborate in creative projects:
    • commissioned compositions
    • musical arrangements
    • musical improvisation
    • sound design

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