Associate Professor, Music, University of Richmond, VA 804.287.1807.


I'm a dad, an ethnomusicologist with divers and vary'd research interests and a performer of manifold and sundry musiks. I live in Richmond, Virginia where I facilitate a Balinese Gamelan Orchestra and kroncong band for the local community, and a recording studio in the City Jail. At the University of Richmond I teach courses in various global music traditions, ethnography of music, global popular music, and the philosophical study of sound.

Current projects (in various stages of gestation):

-an ethnography comparing music's economic functions in small-scale, non-capitalist scenes (intentional community, monastery, ashram, jail).

-empirical analyses of Balinese and Cuban percussion music.

-learning kroncong cello.

-learning guitar.

-a collaborative music and theater project bringing together Indonesian and Appalachian traditions and featuring Gusti Sudarta, Peni Candrarini, Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt (spring 2016).