The NohRhythm Project, at this point in time, is really nothing more than my attempt at an archive of most of my creative work in sound, video and text. It is non-commoditized, meaning that I have not created any of this work for material profit. This is not to say that I put no value on this work, but rather that I create these things because I feel I must. They are expressions of my particular perceptions of a mostly inner world – dream states, meditations and other thought processes and actions – that result in intuitive forms of sonic, visual and textual entities.

Without delving into the muddy waters of art history, and opining upon the various meanings and purposes behind the creative act, of which there are numerous thoughts and criticisms, suffice it to say that what I present here is the creative output of one person, sometimes in collaboration with, and influenced by, many others, in the hopes that it may affect, influence and inspire others.

bio and partial cv

I was born 1951 in Brooklyn, NY. At age 2, I was exposed by my mother to the music of Brahms, Khatchaturian and Rimsky-Korsakov. I also had a fascination with dinosaurs. I first picked up a musical instrument in 1972, playing free-jazz improvisation on flute and alto sax.

I moved to San Francisco in 1976 and was involved in a loosely knit collective of jazz and experimental musicians and artists, operating a small performance space called The Blue Dolphin. I studied music, computer programming and electronics at San Francisco State University, graduating with a degree in Electronic Music Composition. I spent two years building a modular analog synthesizer, and began composing electronic music and text-sound compositions for art/photography gallery openings.

From 1986-1994, I maintained a MIDI project studio for the production of my own music, as well as sound and music for TV/Film/Video productions.

Since 1994, I have been composing computer-based experimental electronic music, as well as pieces for electronic and acoustic instruments, occasionally performing with other composers and collaborating with visual artists. I currently reside in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.


Sound for installation “Out in the Cold” by sculptor Teresa Cunniff, San Jose State University School of Art & Design, April 5 – 9, 2004.

A concert of improvised electronics & processed acoustic sound with Russell Frehling & Gustavo Matamoros, at the Deep Listening Space in Kingston, NY, April 17th, 2004.

Sound for installation “The Luminous Ground” by sculptor Teresa Cunniff, San Jose State University School of Art & Design MFA show, May 30 – June 4, 2005.

Striatium – Microsonic Landscapes. A computer laptop performance by myself and sound artist Kim Cascone at the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY, August 3rd, 2007.

Sound for video “Beast” by Teresa Cunniff, 2010.

Sound for digital projection “Animal Bardo” by Teresa Cunniff, 2011.

Sound for outdoor group exhibition “Psych Out!” at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, curated by Alan Baer, July 13th – November 3rd, 2019.

Sound for installation “Inside the Bubble Net”, by Teresa Cunniff, 2019.

Sound for installation “Animula – Big Little Soul”, by Jan Harrison, at the Jane Street Gallery in Saugerties, NY, August 29th – October 4th, 2020.

Animal Tongues Performance with Jan Harrison at the Jane Street Gallery in Saugerties, NY, August 29th, 2020.

Sound and performance for installation “Imprinted Over Time”, by Jennifer Hicks, with video by Christine Alicino, at the Jane Street Gallery in Saugerties, NY, October 2nd – November 7th, 2021.

World premier of “Say The Word”, a collaborative electroacoustic work between myself and Stephen Ruppenthal, in the listening room at the Missouri Experimental Sonic Arts Festival (Moxsonic), March 16th – 18th, 2023.

World premier of “October, Almost October”, a collaborative electroacoustic work between myself and Stephen Ruppenthal, at the Ukrainian Association of Electronic Music’s XXXIV International Festival “Kyiv Music Fest – 2023”, October 3rd, 2023.