I started my first band at age 10 with a couple of friends and a 3-chord song (G, C, and D of course) about Chicken Fried Rice. A few years later I purchased my first 4-track recorder and began recording our wacky songs. While I've developed my skills through years of training, I haven't lost any of the zeal for creating and performing that I had back then. Moving to New York City in my late teens, I was constantly inspired by flurrying sirens, sub-bass rumble from car speakers, and the constant chatter in hundreds of languages. I got my start in the New York City music scene at Seaside Lounge Recording Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn. While there, I assisted sessions with Julian Plenti (Paul Banks of Interpol), Takka Takka, and many more.
Shortly after, I studied Music Composition at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. While there, I discovered new ways to translate the sounds I observe and imagine onto the page. Studying the Minimalism of La Monte Young and Steve Reich played a crucial role for me in solidifying an aesthetic for the music I created.
Since graduating in 2012, I've gone on to compose scores for a variety of film projects, create ambient music under the name Ajnabi, and compose for various small ensembles. I've also produced, engineered and mixed recordings for Howth, Shady Hawkins, Carl Creighton, and others. Beyond recording, I play in a variety of bands, including fronting dream pop/folk band Rainwater, as well as playing guitar and synthesizer in the indie rock band Air Waves. Previously, I was a founding member of the psychedelic folk rock band Howth. While I have been a part of many different microcosms within the music scene, I’ve found that my passion for creating a unique universe of sounds is the common thread that ties my experiences together.