“We hear brilliant energetic rhythmic figures…imaginative sonorities and harmonies that always move, always inflect. Also striking are the zones of suspended motion and otherworldly calm”

American Academy of Arts and Letters

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My music comprises solo works, chamber music, orchestral work and music for film and multimedia. I grew up in the Sonoran Desert, on the border of Arizona and Mexico, a child of an immigrant mother from Germany (herself a World War II refugee) and in circumstances of both tremendous diversity and economic instability. My music processes the impacts of that earlier life, filled with a deep sense of community, rich expressions of converging cultural histories, and the otherworldly landscapes of the desert.

Awards and fellowships include those from the John S. Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, 2011, and the Walter Hinrichsen Award, 2018), the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress, the Fulbright Foundation (Grant to Germany), the MacDowell Colony, Tanglewood, the Aspen Music School, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, First Prize from the International Society for Contemporary Music, and many others.