HEADROOM LLC — 2014 - PRESENT
Meta Industries is a multidisciplinary collaborative studio environment and artist development center currently in development. The brain child of many months of first hand frustration in the industry both as a musician and a sculpture. As founder and CEO my role while in developmental phase is as creative team leader, ensuring execution of the studio in a timely fashion, create invaluable business connections and ensure the core philosophies of Meta Industries are followed as we grow and evolve as a business over the next year.
META PRODUCTIONS — 2013 - 2014
Our key focus as a production company was to provide new and aspiring, talented musicians and producers the public outlet for their creativity. We organized a series of successful events branded as either Brooklyn Underground or Sunday Detox, where the desire was to create a blissful atmosphere through progressive and classic music alike. My role was as co-founder and CEO, in charge of planning, talent search and ensuring our core beliefs as a business were met.
DUBSPOT DJ AND PRODUCTION INSTITUTE — 2013 - 2015
Presently I am working with Dubspot as a Lab and Class TA as well as a Private Instructor for topics relating to production in Ableton Live and Logic Pro X, Mixing and Mastering, Sound Design as well as Music Theory.
EVANKO PRODUCTIONS — 2012 - PRESENT
Specializing in musical applications I offer freelance, commission and client based services ranging from the design of soundscapes or scores to ghost production, as well as Mixing and Mastering Engineering Work and Executive Production.
CORRADETTI GLASS STUDIOS — 2012 - 2013
A glass studio specializing in the fabrication of traditional Venetian glassworks as well as contemporary sculptural pieces, my tasks included basic Gaffing needs (ranging from preparing punties and Lip-Wraps, starting or finishing pieces and generally assisting the Master Glass Blower) to aiding in the teaching of classes and workshops. Additionally I consulted for the master glass artist as to the involvement of technology within projects.
STARSCAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL — 2012
Located at Fort Armistead Park in Baltimore I worked as an Assistant Set Designer for the yearly festival. Tasks included aiding the head designer in fine tuning the design and logistics of such set components as stages, entrance arches, various hangings adornments; fabrication of the aforementioned using a combination of wood and steel working as well as finishing and installing the artwork prior to the beginning of the festival.
MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART SOUND ART DEPARTMENT — 2010 - 2013
While in the department I was exposed to studio engineering practices as it relates to recording bands through hardware equipment (Using a Yamaha Console through a patch bay and hardware Compressors, EQ’s, Limiters and various Color Effects units) as well as a personal studio practice utilizing reel to reel and cassette tape recording and splicing techniques, analog modular and semi- modular synthesis, vinyl sampling as well as abstract Avant-Guard composing. Additionally I was instructed in hardware ******* and through the design and construction of microphones, speakers,
amplifiers and sound generating devices.
MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART SCULPTURE DEPARTMENT — 2010 - 2013
While studying as a sculpture my focus was drawn and enveloped by the idea of Acoustic Installation Art. For the entirety of my time there I fabricated surreal experiences which envelop the self in an un- imaginable environment. Utilizing the heavy arts (ranging from metallurgy and foundry work to wood working and clay forming) with the integration of custom built and ****** technology as well as live multi-channel soundscaping the experiences played with the idea of limited and expanded
MASQUERAVE — 2011
In the course of a month I organized, promoted and brought to fruition a Halloween party combining Electronic Dance Music with the visual arts in celebration of all things creative and abnormal. Curated by a group of artists from the Maryland Institute College of Art, the event brought together established underground musicians, painters and sculptors whose work embodied the idea of community and oneness present through the Collective (or Quantum) Consciousness.
OUTWARD BOUND — 2009
Over the course of a month I traveled 2000 Nautical Miles from Maine to Bermuda and back. Through this journey I was taught team building, leadership strategies and how to work with a variety of individuals in both relaxing and intensely stressful situations. During my 36 hour shift as acting Captain of the schooner I lead the crew through a class 10 Gale and as a result have never been closer to a group of people.
IMPROBABLE STAGE COMPANY — 2008 - 2011
Throughout my time working for the New York City based theatre company I acted as the Head Costume Designer, Lighting Technician and Assistant Musical Director. Upon finding it necessary to move on from the company I additionally trained my replacements in the logistics and craft of the relevant positions.
SEWICKLEY ACADEMY FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM — 2007 - 2009
Wishing to elaborate upon the curriculum of Sewickley Academy’s high school I started a First Robotics Team which introduced students to basic engineering, computer science and problem solving skills as well as team building and leadership practices. Over the course of four months the team would be tasked with a problem requiring the construction of a robot to bring about one of countless possible resolutions. Once completed the team would then proceed to regional and national competitions to compete with other teams from around the country in an arena based challenge.
HYANNIS YACHT CLUB SAILING SCHOOL — 2007 - 2009
Taught introduction and advanced sailing to children ages 8 to 18. Additionally acted as the assistant instructor for the race team.
CLASSES TAUGHT (PRIVATE AND GROUP)
ABLETON LIVE (ADULT CLASS) ABLETON LIVE (CHILDREN'S CLASS) DJ’ING WITH TRAKTOR
CHILDREN DJ’ING CLASS
MIXING AND MASTERING
MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC LOGIC PRO
SOUND DESIGN THEORY ESSENTIALS OF THE STUDIO
STUDIO SONIC KNOWLEDGE
Fluent in the programs Ableton Live, Maschine, Reason and a host of VST (or Virtual Studio Technology) software. Competent in the workings of Logic, Cubase, Protools and Max for Live as well as professional Analog and Digital Studio Hardware (such as SSL consoles, Tape Machines and hardware components like Compressors and EQ’s to Patch Bays and Analog Synthesis). Additionally knowledgeable in mixing/mastering, sound design, composition/music theory, history of the medium, and studio management. I am also fluent in the theory of Modular Synthesis as well as the technological and electrical logistics behind constructing a variety of microphones and amplifiers as well as rudimentary and some more complex synthesizer components.
LIVE SONIC KNOWLEDGE
Fluent in advanced use of Traktor, Serato and Ableton as a live instrument, midi mapping, beat matching with vinyl or digital mediums and some visual experience with VDMX and Max for Live. Additionally know proper management of live equipment and organization of event logistics.
INSTRUMENT BASED KNOWLEDGE
Capable guitarist, bassist, Djembe and ethnic percussion drummer, synthesist, keyboardist, Controllerist and Dj, Pianist and studio/live midi programmer.
Fluent in working with a variety of materials including: motors, controllers, sensors, and circuit design in applications ranging from robotics to kinetics in sculpture and methods of sound genesis as well as alternate computer based technology such as programming with Max for Live, Pure Data and the Arduino based platform, 3D printing technology as well as laser cutting and engraving practices.
3D Fashion Show Original Composition - New York - January 2015 to April 2015 Haus TNGHT - Brooklyn, NY - 2014 to 2015
Guess Photo Shoot DJ - Manhattan, NY - 2014
The Knitting Factory (DJ Residency) - Brooklyn, NY - August to October 2014 Garnier Comercial (Performative DJ) - New York, NY - 2014
Club Adore Opening - Miami, FL - 2014 (Miami Music Week)
Sunday Detox (Organized and Performed) - Brooklyn, NY - 2014 (3x) Brooklyn Underground (Organized and Performed) - Brooklyn, NY - 2014 (4x) Dubspot Mix Sessions - New York, NY - 2013 (2x) and 2014 (Closed 2014 Event) Featured Artist by Smithson Martin - Established 2013 w/late 2014 release Dubspot Christmas Party - New York, NY - 2013
Vigil All Night Music Festival - Baltimore, MD - 2011, 2013 and 2014
The Doors of Perception - Baltimore, MD - 2012 and 2013 Wandering Exhibition - Baltimore, MD - 2012
MasqueRave - Baltimore, MD - 2011
Time/Space - Baltimore, MD - 2011
Foundation Exhibition - Baltimore, MD - 2011
DUBSPOT DJ AND PRODUCTION INSTITUTE — 2013
Electronic Music Production and DJ Master Certificate, Maschine Certificate and Ableton Live Certification.
MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART — 2010 - 2013
BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a concentration in Sound Art