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I was very a very determined cello player back in high school - was planning on going to a conservatory but an injury prevented me from pursuing it seriously. I ended up going to college at UCSC and started studying baroque keyboards there, but ended up going into acting instead. Spent about seven years doing theater acting, so I have lots of live performing experience. I also studied acting at the Meisner Technique Studio in SF. Acting was close to my heart, but I don't really keep my emotions on the surface, and I hate doing accents or altering my behavior for a role. It was only the "musical" dimension of acting that interested me, if that makes sense. (I'm not talking about singing, but carrying an emotional line).

Anyway, I've recently come back to music in the last year, in a pretty serious way. I still feel most at home playing music - the injury does not bother me any more. I play my cello out in the park a few days a week - mostly Bach suites and my own improvisation. Every Friday I get together with a group of friends and we casually improvise - we try to keep everything as simple as possible so that it is easy for new people to join in. But I'm also interested in playing with some more experience musicians and expanding my horizons.

I find the most beauty in simplicity. Simple rhythms, simple harmonies - I'm certainly not trying to impress anyone. I see music as a means of connecting with the people I'm playing with, and mostly enjoy meandering improvisations where magical moments can happen occasionally, rather than tight coordinated compositions. I see music as something more of a social ritual, and tend to dislike the word "performance".

Screen name:
Member since:
May 05 2022
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week


Ambient Electronic: Aphex Twin, Four Tet, State Azure
Dungeon Synth: Feif, Old Sorcery
Classical: Bach, Shostokovich, Enescu, Satie
Pop: Beabadoobee

Instrument experience:

Electronic Music:


Korg Minilogue Synthesizer
Behringer RD-8 Drum Machine