I’m a drummer and composer from Portland, Maine, now living in New York City.
Lately I’ve been writing music for a chamber ensemble of voice, oboe, alto sax, two guitars, bass, and drums. The songs combine elements of spectral composition, minimalism, math metal, and free improvisation; much of the music is inspired (albeit abstractly) by the human body, and by my beloved home state of Maine.
I’m also pursuing a PhD in music theory at Columbia University, on a faculty fellowship. My research interests include electroacoustic music, especially that of the spectral school and its exponents. I’m also interested in microtonality, embodied cognition, American music, and pedagogy.
Contact me at wmason88 [at] gmail [dot] com.