I am a composer-performer, improviser, writer, and performance artist who uses the body (and the voice, as an extension of the body) to pursue a catharsis and investigation of self and culture. Primarily using experimental voice and body performance, I use text narratives, personas, and costume/staging to create immersive and highly personal performances in which both performer (often myself) and audience may collectively investigate, reimagine, and transcend restrictive norms surrounding gender, the body, "wellness," and nature.
As an improviser, I am interested in experimental voice, looping, small objects/instruments, and stream-of-conscious lyric improvisation. While my primary focus as a musician is voice, I am also a pianist and accordionist.
In 2019-2020 I received a US Fulbright Grant in Composition in South Korea, where I learned pansori performance and composition and began my solo opera SPIDERLILY, which premiered at the California Institute of the Arts in 2023.
I received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts as a Performer-Composer in May 2023 and a BM in Music Composition from the University of Michigan in 2018 with highest honors. Composition teachers include Evan Chambers, Kristen Kuster, Anne LeBaron, and Karen Tanaka. I have recently been awarded residencies/fellowships with Art Omi, Gabriela Lena Frank Academy's Composition Fellowship, Gabriela Lena Frank Academy's Composing Earth Fellowship, Westben, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
performing "Letter To My Body" at Art Omi , 2022