Composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic
instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for
improvising ensembles. Collaboration and improvisation are consistent
themes in his work, as well as the invention and performance of new electronic
instruments. These range from electro-acoustic instruments (“Gazamba”,
1982), to acoustic instrument transformation systems (“Lava”,
1992), and audience interactive FM radio installations (“Transmissions”,
2004, with Guillermo Galindo). In 2005 he was commissioned to create “TeleSon”,
a composition for two “ReacTable” instruments that were premiered
in a joint concert between Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and the International
Computer Music Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Recent recordings of his
music include "ROGUE WAVE" (on Tzadik), "TALKING DRUM"
(on Pogus), and “SUSPENSION”, on Rastascan. He is a Professor
of Music and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) at
Mills College in Oakland, California.