I studied saxophone and woodwind performance in Australia at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before moving to Japan to further my studies on shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) in 1996.
While attending Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music I began working with electronics as a method of extending instrumental possibilities, mainly related to duration and timbre, and exploring these sonic environments through improvisation.
I graduated with a Masters degree in electronic music composition from Wesleyan University in the U.S.A. in 2002, working with composers Ron Kuivila, Alvin Lucier and David Behrman. A large part of my work was in moving image works which have their foundations in structural rhythmic processes found in music. I also spent time remaking older works by David Behrman in the SuperCollider 2 programming language.
My work is now moving towards devised physical movement blending sonic arts, installation, visual media, dance and Asian meditation systems. My research interests centre on exploring how arts performance pieces can be used as structures through which to study consciousness, ideas of ‘flow’, and ‘non-self’ states (also termed ‘pure consciousness’).
I am active as a performer, composer and video artist, and have been lucky to have had work performed and shown in venues such as The Kitchen in New York City, ZKM/HfG in Germany, the Sydney Opera House, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, and the Emit/Time Festival in Bern, Switzerland.