I am an Associate Professor and Chair of Music at the University of Richmond in Virginia. I am the author of Radical Traditions: Reimagining Culture in Balinese Experimental Music (Oxford 2013) and Music as Ethics (Oxford 2023). I have co-edited two volumes on Indonesian music: Performing Indonesia, with Sumarsam (Smithsonian 2014) and Sounding Out the State of Indonesian Music, with Chris Miller (Cornell 2022). I have published numerous articles on music and ethics as well as analytical pieces on rhythm in Balinese, Javanese, and Cuban musics. In Richmond I facilitate community gamelan and kroncong ensembles, and run a music program in the Virginia prison system.

My research and performance activities have been underwritten by grants and support from: Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, Indonesian Department of Culture and Education, Smithsonian Institution, VFIC, University of Richmond.

My current research is focused on the AudibleRVA project, a digital humanities project investigating music/sound/noise as they relate to affective geography and social infrastructure in Richmond. This project is supported by a grant from the NEH Digital Humanities Advancement initiative