I am a musician from Melbourne, Australia currently studying Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Lately I seem to spend most of my time producing records and providing mixing/mastering services for other musicians. Technically I'm a recording engineer, which means I work with artists to authentically communicate their vision to their audience. But really, I try to be the difference between a song that a listener will enjoy for a while and a piece of art they'll cherish for the rest of their life. Being a part of that process means the world to me because I know from experience how much a great song can mean to someone who truly cares.
Prior to Berklee, I spent my time as a self-taught producer and engineer of a variety of electronic genres, including hip-hop, house, dubstep, and IDM, primarily working with Logic Pro X and Ableton Live 9, though I now use Pro Tools 12. Those productions appeared on EPs, singles, demo tapes, and in DJ sets, and have been blogged about on such websites as Hearing Gold. I also have experience with scoring for visual media, having been honored to contribute the soundtrack to an episode by the online documentary production company Vive Cool City, a groundbreaking film studio with over 10 million online video views and a successful TV program on Australia's national network SBS2.
My other main creative outlet is as a lifelong writer of non-fiction, prose, and poetry. I thrive on finding ways to intertwine my dual loves of music and literature, primarily through composing original poems and lyrics for vocalists. In 2015, I founded the blog Innocuist because I perceived a lack of truly immersive music criticism online. That platform is steadily gaining attention by publishing articles which focus on covering all forms of music with a depth of emotion and insight not commonly seen in today's click-driven world. I am very proud of the writing I publish for Innocuist, as it is a way to directly communicate the love I have for music to others. It is also tremendously humbling to receive support from readers that never fails to reaffirm my belief in the power of writing that comes from a place of genuine passion.
In my downtime, my hobbies include collecting guitars, effects pedals, and books; health, fitness, and practicing yoga as often as possible; mindfulness and Vedic meditation; travel; and an ongoing project to read every entry in my own list of the 100 most essential works in the literary canon, from Don Quixote to The Divine Comedy, On the Road, War & Peace, and In Search of Lost Time. I also love eating out, quoting The Big Lebowski, and going on road trips.
As I make the most of all the incredible opportunities at Berklee, I am also an active member of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), and I offer my services as a mixing/mastering engineer for all forms of music. Using a wide variety of software and hardware devices, I take pride in the fact that I can always be counted on to give a project my all. My favorite thing to accomplish is making sure that a piece of music lives up to its full potential by really connecting with someone on the other side of its creation; I aim to bridge the final gap between what is great and what is truly incredible.
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