February 2024 amplified snare drum solos and duos in Mexico:
2/3 in Oaxaca City, details TBA, part of Yutindudi
2/6 at Chintete, Cantina La Dominica, CDMX (also Bryan Eubanks, Xavier López, Jimena Ordoñez, Tumba 7)

October 26-28, 2023:
Short California tour playing amplified snare drum solos
with Oceans Roar 1000 Drums + Xavier Lopez
11/26 Ojai at Kim Maxwell Studio
11/27 Santa Cruz at Indexical
11/28 San Francisco at Adobe Books, also Matt Robidoux / Jean Carla Rodea

August 12-18, 2023:
Participating in Yaa Ñu'u Tikue festival @ Yutindudi, Magdalena Yodocono, Oaxaca MX
With a live performance at Chintete, Oaxaca City MX on August 18

May 5, 2023:
Percussion solo and karaoke set at Petersburg Art Space, Berlin DE (also featuring Bec Lane and Clara de Asis)
April 30, 2023:
Percussion solo and quartet with Andrea Ermke, Sean Meehan, and Bryan Eubanks at Petersburg Art Space, Berlin DE

January 20, 2023:
Performing (snare drum / percussion) with Mabe Fratti (cello/voice/songs), Hector Tosta (keys), and Jarrett Gilgore (sax)
At Masa Pasta Bar, Roma Norte, CDMX

November 5, 2022:
Performing (snare drum) along with Sean Meehan
for PARK: Wanderings, a dance performance by Kathy Westwater at Fresh Kills Landfill, Staten Island NY

December 4 and 5, 2021:
Participating in Double Infinity, a two-day, 24-hour online piece in celebration of Phill Niblock's 88th Birthday.
with Mayada Ibrahim and Austin Larkin

February 2021:
A new online piece, shake

February 2021:
Quieter included in Neomata's "Undocumented events and object permanence" exhibition/site/book

October 2020:
A new online piece, long rolls (2020)

May 2, 2020
Masking Study #2 (2019) included in Q-02's Oscillation Festival / Marathon

April 2020:
A new online piece, refri space (2020)

November 2019 and ongoing:
Tonight (2014) selected for Broken English's pavilion for The Wrong Biennale

Net Music (2011 - )


A series of pieces exploring the html document as a medium for music. These are made from raw mp3 and ogg files, html and Javascript. Turn speakers on and click on the links below. Not functional on mobile devices. Depending on your browser, you might need to click on the page in order to get the audio loading.

I wrote a very short essay on this project here.

Studies and online-only pieces


Long Rolls

Refri Space


Overtones, harmonic series based on the 60 Hertz hum


Site Site

After Flavor





Slow Jungles


Study #9 ("Nibbles")

Study #7 (Recent Funk)

Study #5

Study #3 (Windows Plus)

Study #2 (Semi Natural White)

Clock Pieces / A Thing Is A Clock

Decimal Clock (with Bryan Eubanks)

Leap Second (not in operation-- see here!)

Clock IV

Clock III

Clock II


Pulse Studies

Faster, an imperceptibly accelerating pulse

Slower, an imperceptibly decelerating pulse

Louder, a pulse and white noise study in durational crescendo (~20 years)

Quieter, a pulse and white noise study in perpetual decrescendo

Nychthemeron, a 24-hour pulse study

Nychthemeron (two-channel version)

Pulse (minutes)

Netmusic pieces for specific performances

Rhythm and Duration Study conceived with Rolando Hernández

Compression Piece [try with Firefox-- Chrome is buggy]

Canyon Piece for Black Dragon Canyon, UT

Uruapan 22 #4 [try with Firefox-- Chrome is buggy]

Two for Umbral

Agujero / Hole

Chord 2013


I compose pieces for solo performer (myself) and groups, often specifically for the time and place of performance.
My scores consist of written/oral instructions, graphic guides, and/or computer-based prompts.
When I perform, I usually play a combination of percussion instruments and computer.

Masking Study #2 (2019)
A piece for performer(s) and digital audio
Online score available here
Performed solo January 20, 2019 at Petersburg Art Space, Berlin DE / Recording here (thanks to Adam Asnan)

Rolls (2018)
A solo piece for percussion (snare drum with sticks and brushes, claves) and computer
Performed January 27 and 28, 2018, at Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and Middle Press (Brooklyn)
Recordings: Philadelphia / Brooklyn
Video excerpt here

"Clavstival 2017"
Two afternoons of performances for claves and other small percussion with Bryan Eubanks
Geschichtspark Ehemaliges Zellengefängnis Moabit, Berlin
featuring works by Eubanks, Sarah Hennies, Manfred Werder and JTP

Performance of Double Circle Piece (2017) with Bryan Eubanks
October 1 2017 at The Concert for Mexico, Kule, Berlin

80, 40
a piece for web browser and musician(s), variable duration
more information here

Clock piece and claves improvisation
with Odds & Ends (Xavier Lopez, Supercollider / Flokim Lucas, visuals) and Gudinni Cortina (white noise)
November 14, 2015 at the Capilla de la Hacienda Sta Barbara, Tlaxcala MX

Video excerpt here

Attenuation Study
Composition for field recordings, sine tones and percussion (brushes on snare drum, claves)
performed January 23, 2015 at home concert, Colonia Nápoles, Mexico City
here is some writing about this piece

Rhythm and Duration Study
first conceived and performed with Rolando Hernández (acoustic discman) September 20, 2014 in Colonia Roma, Mexico City

performed solo (laptop, brushes on snare drum, claves) at Galería Mérida
Mérida, Yucatán MX, December 28 2014
(recording excerpt)

performed three nights in Oaxaca, MX December 5-7 2014

rhythm and duration study score
(Rough score for Rhythm and Duration Study)

performed solo (amplified laptop, brushes on snare drum, claves)
at Black Iris Gallery in Richmond VA, October 3, 2014
(recording excerpt)

The below is an ongoing series of site-specific performances. Each is a premiere of a netmusic piece which is composed for the time and place of the performance and then posted online as a website.

Compression Piece
performed September 6, 2014 at a house concert in Oakland CA
and November 5, 2016 at Comité de Asuntos Intangibles, Morelia Mich. MX

Canyon Piece
performed August 31, 2014 in Black Dragon Canyon, near Green River UT
canyon pic

Two for Umbral
performed May 6, 2014 at Umbral 5, in Colonia Escandon, Mexico City

Agujero / Hole
performed Nov. 23, 2013 as part of "Error 404" in Colonia Santa Maria la Ribera, Mexico City
agujero image

Chord 2013
performed July 13, 2013 at the intersection of 37th Av, Broadway and the BQE in Queens, NY
chord 2013 image chord 2013 image 2

Some writing on this work (specifically Chord 2013) can be found here.
Here is some writing about Agujero / Hole.

Audience is a performance piece based on the idea that the basic material of music is listening, not sound.

What is the sound of an audience listening?

Audience was first premiered at OPE3RA between a room at the Super 8 Motel in Salisbury, NC USA and the Galería Manuel Felguérez
at CENART, Mexico City on June 22 2015.

Here is some writing on the premiere.

Smooth Breeze

An expanding portfolio of projects concerning Smooth Jazz and Smooth Jazz Culture.
Our projects have included DJ sets, installations, mixtape releases, custom beverages and musical holiday products.

Visit Smooth Breeze

Cigarette Life

Starting in 2012 I have worked occasionally for a research company conducting surveys on tobacco marketing in stores (indirectly for state and university prevention studies). I spent time in various parts of New York, California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida and North Dakota. I started a tumblr to document some of these moments.

Visit Cigarette Life

Kung Fu

Since 2011 I have been practicing (and since 2013 teaching) Kung Fu.

I study under Grandmaster Wang Rengang of the International Dachengdao School.
We focus on Dachengquan and Hao Family Taiji Plum Blossom Praying Mantis.

In early 2016 I began giving classes in both these styles in Mexico City. Contact me for more information.


En Frente de Tortillerías

A multi-year project about listening in a repetitive urban space:
five-minute recordings in front of Mexico City's tortillerías.


Stavenhofer Latency Architecture

with Bill Dietz

September 23, 2017, 3 - 6 PM

A public audio work presented on, and in collaboration with the residents of a small residential street in Cologne, Germany.

Presented by freies rheinland e.V. (Georg Deitzler) and co-sponsored by CityLeaks Festival.

Documentation here

Piece for Calle Bustamante

An audio piece extending along a three-block commercial corridor in the Historic Center of Oaxaca, Mexico, using sound systems already present in front of 21 storefronts.

Presented by Festival Umbral and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca

Full documentation here

80, 40 (2016)

a piece for web browser and musician(s), variable duration
score available here


February 4, 2016 Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes, Morelia, Michoacán MX
with Liliana Rodriguez Alvarado (viola)

February 29, 2016 CT-SWaM at Cantina Royal, Brooklyn NY
with Gao Jiafeng
plus Marcia Bassett and Stephen Conover

March 5, 2016 Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA
with Bonnie Jones (electronics)
plus Bhob Rainey, Lauren Pakradooni (Tether)

April 9, 2016 The wulf, Los Angeles CA
solo (percussion)
plus Yasi Pereira

September 11, 2016 Studio 8, Berlin
premiere of a shorter variant of the piece: 40, 30
solo (percussion)
plus Toshimaru Nakamura and Andrea Neumann

November 4, 2016 Comité de Asuntos Ingangibles, Morelia Mich. MX
40, 30 with Héctor Rey (concertina)
plus Sunya Ratio

April 2, 2018 with Jacob Wick and Gudinni Cortina
at ISO3, MACO, Oaxaca

August 27, 2018 with Gust Burns (piano) and Austin Larkin (violin)
at Yellowfish Festival of Durational Performance Art, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle WA USA

November 2, 2018 Manifesto-Espacio, Guatemala City GT
solo (percussion)

Weather Conversation Tree

A text score for conversations beginning with the topic of weather.

A collaboration with Tim Leonido. Presented/published by Present Tense Pamphlets.
Performed by the authors at Umbral 26, Mexico City, 19 August 2016.


Motel Room

A multimedia installation with text by J. Gordon Faylor
Robber's Roost Motel, Green River UT
October 9 to 11, 2015

Part of / made possible by High Desert Test Sites: Epicenter

More info and documentation here.

Air Circulation Studies

A mobile field recording / listening project completed in August 2013.
Here is a link to the project.

Immersion Loop

Posted August 6 2013

A new piece for the online audio journal Lateral Addition.
Also featured in this issue: Bonnie Jones, Ursula Nistrup, Stephen Lichty


A simultaneous conversation about and installation of Laska's Impulse Blasts and my Wash.

November 19, 2015
Festival Aural, Mexico City MX
Version II - with Alexander Bruck

July 21, 2013
Night Camp, Brooklyn NY

March 15, 2013
]Blnkt, Philadelphia PA
(Audio / Video)

Quartet with Pyramid Scheme

With Eric Laska, Richard Kamerman, and Reed Evan Rosenberg


March 11 - July 1, 2011

A streaming sound piece whose sound material is collected through a sixteen-week pyramid scheme. Every two weeks, the new set of participants submits samples that the composers will selectively work into the stream. The samples are played continuously in unpredictable variations through a max/MSP patch. By the end of the process, 512 participants will be asked to contribute.

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"Quartet with Pyramid Scheme" was a 2010 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

Visit Turbulence

A Coney Island of the Mind

A temporary broadcast on Coney Island
April 16, 2011.

A local FM transmission on the occasion of Astroland's reopening in April 2011, using Hong-Kai Wang's field recordings from the older Astroland (made in 2006-7). Part of a larger collaborative project including a forthcoming book. Collaborators include Hong-Kai Wang, Anne Callahan, Brendan Dalton, and Jess Wilcox.


With Eric Laska

January 2010

The Silks Building - Long Island City, Queens
Part of Sonik Fest 1.0, hosted by Dutch Kills / Climate Gallery

An improvisation / sound installation using sounds taken from the ongoing festival and the building that housed it. Made with field recordings, radio transmitters and receivers, a computer, and multiple speakers, occupying several rooms.

Excerpts of Alicia recorded from various positions and times.

Quartet without Pyramid Scheme

With Eric Laska, Richard Kamerman, and Reed Evan Rosenberg

quartet without pyramid scheme image

Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn NY
September 5-26, 2009

The first outing of the 'quartet' and its improvised sound installation format. Field recording samples were played continuously and in indeterminate variations through Diapason's two-room, 20-channel sound system. Through the piece's duration, the four artists took turns altering the sound's composition by recording new samples, removing old ones, and remixing the existing sound. No changes to the software or recordings were made. The following scheme governed the turn-taking for recomposing the piece:

. . . . . . . Gallery . . . . . . Lounge
Week 1 . Paul . . . . . . . . . Paul
Week 2 . Rosenberg . . . . Paul + Rosenberg
Week 3 . Laska . . . . . . . . Paul + Rosenberg + Laska
Week 4 . Kamerman . . . . Paul + Rosenberg + Laska + Kamerman

Brian Droitcour for Rhizome: "Group Dynamics" (2009)
Keep in mind that the following excerpts are low-quality stereo recordings of large and reverberant rooms...

Stereo excerpt from the lounge, 9/12/2009

Stereo excerpt from the gallery, 9/12/2009

Stereo excerpt from the gallery, 9/19/2009

Stereo excerpt from the gallery, 9/26/2009


With Eric Laska

sculpture center

July 2009
The Scultpture Center - Long Island City, Queens

A multi-channel sound installation in two spaces (in the pictured truck and other isolated sound sources in a nearby interior space) plus FM/streaming broadcast. Made with field recordings taken on site.


June 2009
The Work Office - New York, NY

A continuous five-channel sound installation. Sound material included field recordings from the Staten Island Ferry, electromagnetic recordings from a cell phone, and previously discarded recordings of an audio cable malfunction.

A stereo excerpt of Document.


My final student composition for violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, and percussion in 2008.
Thanks to the Talea Ensemble performers and conductor Carl C. Bettendorff. Beware of distortions in the recording.

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