I am a Ph.D. student and teaching fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Music. I make research about how ecological events like global warming and mass extinctions impinge complex temporalities, materialities, scales, and affects on sonic creativity. Specifically, I consider this problematic with respect to vocal experimentalism, sound art,  performance art, and 環境音楽 that unsettle the constitution of “nature,” “vitality,” and “vocality.” I interlope between philosophical, musicological, anthropological, historical, and ecological methods and analytics. I am developing and practicing methods for communicating my research via experimental form(at)s—installations, audiovisual interventions, instrument designs—that cohabit, exceed, and disrupt the normative spaces and relations of academic communication. I aim to design collaborative occasions for theorizing and attuning to the conditions of our differently shared ecological precarity.

Mark