I am a doctoral candidate in composition and musicology at New York University. My research interests include musical affect, intellectual history, popular music, psychoanalysis, sexuality and emotion. My dissertation, titled "The Impact of Sound and Voice on the Invention of Psychoanalysis," is a historical investigation of the role of sound in the nineteenth century study of neurology, physiology, and psychology. I argue that the invention of the so-called "talking cure," the precursor to Freudian psychoanalysis, was influenced by contemporary ideas about voice and hearing. A chapter of my dissertation, titled "Listening to the Talking Cure: Sprechstimme, Hypnosis, and the Sonic organization of Affect" will be published this year in the edited volume "Sound, Music, Affect: Theorizing Sound Experience," on Continuum press. I have presented papers at the American Musicological Society, the Society for Music Theory, and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. As a composer, my work encompasses the affective world of sentimental pop music and the overwhelming sculptural detail one can achieve with the techniques of contemporary composition. My works have been performed by the Talea Ensemble, the Argento Ensemble, the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (KNM), and Either/Or. My primary teachers have been Lewis Nielson, Elizabeth Hoffman, Lou Karchin, Chaya Czernowin, and Steven Takasugi. I hold a bachelor's degree in composition from Oberlin Conservatory. As a performer, I front two Brooklyn-based avant-rock bands, Starring, and the Fancy.