I grew up mostly in Sedona, Arizona, and moved to San Francisco in 1991. I got an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College in 2000, and started my first professional studio in Oakland in 2003, called New, Improved Recording. While in the Bay Area I was also a regular producer and engineer at Tiny Telephone Recording. In 2012, I moved to Brooklyn, NY, and I now split my time between there and the Catskills. When I’m in NYC I work out of a fantastic studio in Prospect Heights called Figure 8 Recording, founded by Shahzad Ismaily, Philip Weinrobe and myself in 2014. When I’m upstate I work out of my own residential studio near Kingston, Spillway Sound.
As a producer, engineer, and musician, I work comfortably within a wide variety of musical styles. Artists I have had the fortune to work with, either in the studio or onstage, include Tune-Yards, Gotye, Kimbra, Questlove, Kathleen Hanna/The Julie Ruin, Yoko Ono, Lorde, Woodkid, Nels Cline (Wilco), Bill Frisell, Cibo Matto, Sean Ono Lennon/The GOASTT, Yo La Tengo, Laurie Anderson, Marc Ribot, Deerhoof, God Is My Co-Pilot, Sam Evian, Child Abuse, WHY?, The Fiery Furnaces, Son Lux, Beulah/Miles Kurosky, Colin Stetson, Geographer, Mirah, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Mike Watt, Erase Errata, Scott Amendola, Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Fred Frith, Ben Goldberg, Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantômas), Greg Cohen (Masada/Tom Waits), Jerome Harris, Kenny Wolleson, Bobby Previte, Susie Ibarra, Bruce Molsky and Darol Anger, Maeve Gilchrist, Jenny Scheinman, Robbie Fulks, Allison Miller, Meshell Ndegeocello, Andrew Borger (Norah Jones/Tom Waits), and Maria Muldaur. As an assistant, I’ve worked beside renowned engineers Roger Moutenout, Oz Fritz, and Ron St. Germain. Please click on the Discography link above for a list of the released music that I’ve had a hand in.
I also compose music for film and podcasts, write articles for Tape Op magazine, and have a lovely wife named Beth Lisick and a son named Gus.