Whether collaborating with environmental nonprofits or fellow artists and scientists, I love creative engagements that tap the power of music to inspire, connect, and educate.
I've been composing simple piano and guitar songs since a child. Music, like nature, has been a centering and rejuvenating force for me, providing cathartic release of thoughts and emotions, incommunicable through other means. Most recently, I collaborated with Athens, Georgia based Joe Willey and the Movin' Men and played a season with the Emory Gamelan Ensemble, which aims "to disseminate the beauty and knowledge of gamelan performance arts which include musical concerts, wayang (shadow puppet) shows, and traditional dances."
AUDIOVISUAL SOUNDTRACKS (SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL FILM) In 2015, I was honored to have my music featured in the short socioenviromental documentary "Fishermen’s Right to Know," created by film-maker and anthropologist Natasha Raheja.
NEOTROPICAL MIGRANTS (2013 ALBUM)
Neotropical Migrants, is a compilation of songs I wrote (during my more idealistic days) while traveling between the United States and South America. During these wanderings, I increasingly developed a connection with neotropical migrants - birds that migrate between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. In these winged beings, I found symbolic inspiration and consolation as they accompanied me at every latitude as I stumbled, discovered, and pondered the meaning of love and life. Since Neotropical Migrants, I've continued to write and record more songs.
NONPROFIT COLLABORATIONS In 2011, I collaborated with the non-profitCoosa Riverkeeperto create music for outreach videos, including Anne Gibbons' "Learning to Swim on the Coosa" (below).