Musical, inquisitive, and motivated. And yes, really that tall.
What I’m doing with my life
In CT for the year between grad school stints. Gigging around, enjoying the real world while I can, perfecting my dark & stormy recipe.
I’m really good at
Listening, sight-reading, remembering innumerable useless facts,
procrastinating, being desperately overcommitted, losing
respectability as a pianist.
The first things people usually notice about me
"How tall are you? Do you play basketball?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Middlesex, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hamlet Shmamlet, he's whiny - and I'll take Harold Bloom to the mat on that one), His Dark Materials, Lolita, and anything by Robert Frost (I feel like I grew up in one of his poems). Also, Calvin and Hobbes.
I listen to a lot of classical music and a little bit of everything else, too, with a strong preference for artists who demonstrate a high degree of musical skill within their genres. I also love discovering new music, so feel free to make suggestions! Current obsessions include Stephen Layton, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Jason Isbell.
Not really a big movie buff, so my opinions on them aren't so extreme. That said, I love a good documentary and I'm working my way through OITNB (TV is definitely the more exciting long-format medium these days).
I like food. I'll try anything. Sometimes only once. Maybe a second time if you put chocolate ganache on it.
The six things I could never do without
Books, wingtips, complex punctuation, Bärenreiter scores, great
conversations over bottles of wine, sour gummies.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Human nature, art's place in society, what I want for dinner, free
will, YouTube videos, extended vocal techniques, behavioral
economics, how to get that cute guy at the coffee shop's number,
epidemiology's intersection with American scientific illiteracy,
how I should really learn German.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably performing. Or sleeping. Or cavorting with the gang.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A bear sat on me once while I was camping upstate. No, not that
kind of bear.
You should message me if
You're intrigued. Or you think I'll be intrigued. Or you're tall
and cute. Whatever, it's the internet - the stakes aren't that
high, just say hello.