I started my professional audio career as an assistant at Astoria Soundworks recording studio. As a lover of classical music, jazz, and acoustic music, I turned to on-location recording and started my own recording business back in 2003.
Equally at home working in genres ranging from traditional classical music and jazz to funk metal and avant-garde electronic music, I have had the pleasure and privilege of recording performances by such artists as Dawn Upshaw, Emanuel Ax, Piotr Anderszewski, Arturo O'Farrill, James Cobb, Melissa Errico, Living Colour, Gamelan Son of Lion, and Mark Adams; and organizations such as The Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, Vox Vocal Ensemble, Ensemble ACJW, The Orchestra of St. Lukes, Brooklyn Indie Music Festival, American Symphony Orchestra, SONOS Chamber Orchestra, Sympho, Dorian Baroque, and New York Composers Circle. I have also had the chance to work with some pretty exciting avant-garde ensembles such as Newspeak, Ne(x)tworks, and The Wooster Group. Recently, I joined the faculty of the Music Department of Queensborough Community College, CUNY as a Lecturer of Music and Music Recording Technology.
In the course of my career, I've been confronted with recording a great diversity of instruments including a Renaissance viol consort, an orchestra of laptops (PLOrK), a hurdy-gurdy, Antarctic rocks (in live performance), a conch shell, Gamelan orchestra, robots in live performance (LEMUR), and Richard Rodgers' grand piano. I have recorded so many premiers that I have lost count, but among the highlights are the U.S. Premiers of Karl Jenkin's Requiem, Fredrik Sixten's Requiem, the World Premier of David Jaffe's Underground Economy, and the New York Premiers of John Cage's A Dip in the Lake, Jean Sibelius' Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor and J.C. Bach's Dies Irae. I have had the pleasure of recording the first performance of Bruce Odland's and Sam Auinger's Requiem for Fossil Fuels, and the world premier of Joan Tower's Can I performed by the Young People's Chorus of New York City. I also had the great pleasure of recording the U.S. debut of the Orchestra of Tetouan.
As a freelance engineer, I currently work for Tonmeister Leszek Wojcik at Carnegie Hall (and elsewhere) and for Aura Sonic Ltd. My own rig is capable of recording anything from 2 to 30 tracks (and in some cases even more) and has been everywhere from the finest concert halls to the most obscure clubs, and everything in between (including the living rooms of many artists).
I spent some time working as a singer and "club-date" pianist. My performing career has led me through venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to The Rainbow Room. I have served as a ringer and a soloist for numerous choirs throughout the city, and performed professionally with The New York Cantata Singers for nine years. I am currently musical director of the Bronx, NY congregation of the New Apostolic Church.
I hold a MM in Music Technology (Tonmeister Honors Sequence) from NYU's Steinhardt School, earned my BS in Information Systems Management (minor in Music) from York College, CUNY, my AAS in Music Technology from Queensborough Community College, CUNY, and I also studied voice for a time with Joyce McLean at Juilliard. I am a voting member of NARAS and a card-carrying full member of the AES.