Curriculum Vitae    

Versatile composer, classically trained violist, and vocalist with a diverse catalog of creative work, including theatre scoring and sound design, instrumental performance and arrangement, songwriting, interdisciplinary sound art, music recording and production.
2015    Wesleyan University M.A. (Music Composition)
2002   University of Michigan B.Music (Viola) and B.A. (History)
  • Grants and Awards    
  • San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant Program,
    2012 and 2015
  • Meet the Composer Award, 2012
  • Isadora Duncan Award nominee, 2012

Selected Works
  • Still Life / Group Loops - 2018 and 2023
    Songs in free canon form for mixed vocal ensemble with improvisation techniques
  • A Meeting that Never Took Place - 2021    
    Sound design and score for contemporary Berlin dance production with binaural headphone implementation; premiered at Lake Studios, Berlin
  • WiiMote Lectures - 2021    
    Lecture performance with Max Patches for musical improvisation with Wii-Motes. Also presented at Ponderosa to allow dancers to control sound with movement
  • Trashghan 2 - 2022    
    Sound costume and interactive solo performance for the interdisciplinary series Women Between Arts at the New School Glass Box Theater
  • Roses are Blue - Workshops  - 2015 and 2017
    Initial development of scenic song cycle for 6 voices and narrator based on the children's book by Gertrude Stein, The World is Round
  • Sweet Land, the Musical - 2017
    History Theater / Buffalo Gal Productions, Minnesota, USA. Original score for a musical theatre production written and directed by an all-female creative team
  • Trashghan 1 - 2015
    Acoustic "Instruments" made from found materials for "autonomous sensory meridian response" YouTube artists
  • The Observer’s Book of Weather and Shawnee - 2015
    For four voices SATB; premiere by New York Virtuoso Singers
  • Song-O-Phone  - 2015
    Collaborative musical recording game of telephone including 30 artists
  • In the Time  - 2015
    A cappella duo vocal score for contemporary ballet commissioned by Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, ODC, San Francisco, with Jesse Olsen Bay
Selected Releases

  •    Dina Maccabee

  • The Sharpening Machine
    The Work is in the World
    The World is in the Work
    Songs for Violin and Voice
    Land So Sweet: Songs from Sweet Land, the Musical
    Who do You Suppose You Are

  •    ramon & jessica

  • Sing Along with Ramon & Jessica
    Fly South
    In the Time
    Handyman's Honeymoon
    Ramon & Jessica

Artist Residencies
  • 2022   Mousonturm, Frankfurt
    Collaborative residency with Berlin-based performance artist, Perel
  • 2021, 2022   Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen
    Self-guided residency
  • 2018   Headlands Center for the Arts, California, USA
    Artist in Residence
  • 2016   Convento de Mertola, Portugal
    Self-guided residency
  • 2012    Byrdcliffe Colony, Woodstock, New York, USA
    Artist in Residence

Composer for narrative media and performance

Creation of original scores and sound design for podcast, film, contemporary theatre, musical theater and dance for productions in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Minnesota, and Germany

Performing instrumentalist and vocalist
Violinist, singer and improviser with looping and electronics as soloist and in collaboration; Performer and recording artist for international tours and albums with Julia Holter, Jewlia Eisenberg, Carla Kihlstedt, Ghost Train Orchestra, Red Room Orchestra and many others; co-founded creative projects such as Lovers' Almanac, Ramon & Jessica, Real Vocal String Quartet, Carolyna Picknick, Lala Laranja, Guts & Buttons, and others

Songwriter / Producer / Arranger
Solo and collaborative albums of acoustic, chamber music, experimental and pop music, released on the record labels Geomancy, Porto Franco and Antephonic  
Selected Recording Credits
Julia Holter – Aviary, In The Same Room
Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
Feist – Metals
Ben Babbitt – Paris Window Original Score
Never Enough Hope – The Gift Economy,  The Gravity Of Our Commitment
Aaron Novik – Floating World Vol. 1, Frowny Frown, Secrets Of Secrets
Carla Kihlstedt & Rafael Osés  - Necessary Monsters
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – We The Common
Beats Antique – Blind Threshold, Elektrafone
Thao & Mirah – Thao & Mirah
Adam Levy – The Heart Collector
Carla Bozulich – I'm Gonna Stop Killing
The Velvet Teen – Elysium
Vetiver – To Find Me Gone
Vienna Teng – Dreaming Through The Noise
Evie Ladin Band – Evie Ladin Band
The Nice Guy Trio – Sidewalks And Alleys / Waking Music
Silian Rail – (acoustic music)
The Be Good Tanyas – Blue Horse
Shearwater – The Great Awakening
Elizabeth Goodfellow – Terror And Trust, Silly Sun
Geographer – Ghost Modern
Lisa Mezzacappa – Glorious Ravage
Eric Kuhn – Music For Film, Volume Two
Rykarda Parasol – Tuesday Morning
Bart Davenport – Episodes
Trigger (64) + Dina Maccabee – Trigger + 1
Howard Wiley And The Angola Project – 12 Gates To The City