I first started performing music at Rutgers University. During this time, I joined the Improvising Structures Ensemble lead by minimalist composer Dan Goode. Our group performed the music of John Cage, Terry Riley and others, but the thing that was most influential for me was the opportunity to have my own compositions played by a large ensemble. This group also featured jazz saxophonist Eric Kloss.
After a few years playing with this ensemble I left to work as a session guitarist at Pyramid Recording Studio. It was there that I became fully immersed in the world of 24 track, 2” analog tape recording