I am a composer, trumpet player and electronic instrumentalist. I also write music for theater, film and dance productions as Broken Chord (with Daniel Baker and Phillip Peglow).
My music has been presented at Incubator Arts Project, HERE, ABC No Rio, Politics of Ecstasy Festival at HAU, The Stone, Munich Experimental Music Festival, Ausland, The DUMBO Spot, Kulturhaus Mitte, Studio des Islettes, Cafe Uebereck, Silent Barn and the Knitting Factory. I also perform regularly with the New York based ensemble Object Collection.
Current projects include OZET (2007-present), an ongoing artistic collaboration with Scott Blumenthal that encompasses a variety of live performances, films, and songs. Each piece of the project draws on and expands the fictional history of the Collective Sphere OZET.
On Broadway, as Broken Chord, I did Eclipsed at the Golden Theatre. Other New York theater credits include productions for the Atlantic Theater Company (Scarcity, The Lying Lesson, These Paper Bullets!), The Incubator Arts Project (OZET), Labyrinth Theater (The Insurgents), Manhattan Theatre Club (Spirit Control, When We Were Young and Unafraid), New Victory Theater (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Primary Stages (A Lifetime Burning, Harrison TX, Informed Consent), The Public Theater (The Good Negro, Eclipsed), Rattlestick (Stay, Massacre, Charles Ives Take Me Home), and Second Stage Theatre (10 Things to Do Before I Die), Signature Theatre (The Dance and the Railroad, Appropriate), Women's Project (Sand, Lascivious Something, Row After Row).
Regional credits include productions for Actors Theatre of Louisville (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Party People), Centerstage (American Buffalo, Pride and Prejudice), Dallas Theater Center (The Tempest, King Lear, Deferred Action), Hartford Stage (Whipping Man, Gem of the Ocean, Snow Falling on Cedars), Huntington Theatre (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, A Raisin in the Sun), La Jolla Playhouse (Ruined), Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Party People, Ruined), People's Light (End Days, A Wrinkle in Time, Pride and Prejudice), Shakespeare Theatre Company (The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet), Trinity Repertory Company (Steel Magnolias, Crime and Punishment, The Glass Menagerie), and Yale Repertory Theater (Eclipsed, These Paper Bullets!).
Film Credits of Broken Chord include Perception, Little Pumpkin, Stricken, and Fall to Rise.
People I have collaborated with include: Alex Barreto, G. Douglas Barrett, Matt Bauder, Scott Blumenthal, Eric km Clark, Brendan Dougherty, Andrew Drury, Charlie Evans, Peter Evans, Kara Feely, Gisburg, Greg Haines, Alex Hamlin, Guido Hennebohl, Travis Just, Juno Kang, Christian Kesten, Adam Lane, Lukas Ligeti, Paula Matthusen, Devin Maxwell, Seth Meicht, Brian Mitchell, Matt Mitchell, James Moore, Matthias Muller, Keith O'Brien, Nils Ostendorf, Michael Pisaro, Katie Porter, Mike Pride, Craig Shepard, John Mark Sherlock, Meg Stuart, Steve Swell, Liesl Tommy, Jacob Wick, Jeremy Woodruff, Nate Wooley, Harris Wulfson, Bobby Zankel.
A performance history can be found here.
I live in New York City with my wife Valerie Morel and my children Leon and Dorothy.