I am a writer and editor based in Queens, New York. I’m currently working on a book about listening that combines memoir, music journalism, and meditations on life, death, desire, learning, and the machinations of the music media. 

Some of the things I’ve written in the past include: a column about listening for NPR Music; an essay about Karin Dreijer’s contribution to music; a profile of N.Y.C. collective Discwoman; a piece about Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence soundtrack for Criterion Collection; and a memoir-ish piece about overhearing intimacy for Hazlitt.

I was the managing editor of The FADER in New York from 2014-2018. Before that, I was an editor at Dummy in London from 2009-2013. I’ve spoken on panels in Tokyo, Berlin, and Brooklyn; hosted radio shows on The Lot and NTS; given talks at the University of Warwick, Leeds College of Music, NYU Gallatin, and Syracuse University; and in spring 2019, I co-wrote a libretto for Darren Cunningham’s opera Actress X Stockhausen: SIN {X} II.

A blast from the past
In 2013, I gave this short talk about the sounds of our digital devices seeping into music.