Music - Performance, arrangement
I have been playing percussion for ten years now. Marching percussion has been a passion of mine for about six years, and I have had a couple years of experience in the Latin jazz world too. Rhythms and rhythmic patterns are intriguing to me, so Latin percussion is perfect for me. I have been writing music since around 2003.
I've recently put together a book of Traditional Swedish Winter-Season Folk Songs with English Translations and two-part vocal arrangements that I will soon make available online!
I also have this idea to write a book, which will finally compile basic and advanced patterns for the conga drummer, as well as list some new innovations of my own (but this is currently on the back burner).
Check out the webpage for the UW Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble.
Also, the UW Drumline Webpage here.
I have also played guitar and drums for various church praise teams for a good many years. Recently I played in a pop/rock/funk/jazz/caribbean band called Nowhere Orchestra in Sweden.
I've also played in various wind ensembles, symphony orchestras, and more... See Resume
Linguistics is really something I have come to love. Why? Because language is inherently tied to identity and culture... and identity and culture is who you are and can give you a peek into how the world thinks. I'm mostly focused on phonetics or phonology, seeing as I love sounds, but I also consider myself a to-be intercultural specialist.
You can check out some of my older linguistics projects here: Swedish Linguistics Projects
Swedish language studies
The Swedish language is something I stumbled upon sort of by accident, but I took two years Swedish language courses at UW and an intermediate Swedish course in Gothenburg, Sweden and it's really grown on me. I know for sure that I'd like to spend some more time in Sweden in the next 10 years.
Check out my awesome Swedish page!
Click below to enter the Swedish Club @ UW Music Archive!
Here are a few samples: