Who I Am?
Good question. Perhaps the answer will come when the title says "Who Was I?" For now, a short introduction to my activity since retirement is here.
What I Did for a Long Time... Milestones
Born in Los Angeles 1953.
Master of Music in Conducting USC (Los Angeles) 1980; Kapellmeisterprüfung Musikhochschule Stuttgart 1983. Assistant to Dennis Russell Davies, Stuttgart Opera 1982-84; guest conducting, primarily new music 1982-1997; work with Pierre Boulez & ensemble intercontemporain, Paris 1989; Diplôme d’études approfondies in ‘Music and Musicology of the 20th Century’ IRCAM / EHESS (Paris) 1992. Founder of music ensemble Prisme, Paris.
Founder of Ensemble Neue Musik and teaching at Musikhochschule Stuttgart 1994-96. Work in music industry 1996-2004: A&R and IT at Universal Edition, Vienna; project manager for music downloads, publishing, and later finances at BMG, Munich. Numerous publications, broadcasts, lectures and translations. Got married to the best man on earth in 2005.
Doctoral defense 12 April 2008 (summa cum laude) at Université Paris-Est, title: Gendertronics. Toward A ‘lecture féminine’ of Emerging Musical Technologies and Their Aesthetics – Gerhard Stäbler, Terre Thaemlitz, Miss Kittin. Docent, author, guest lecturer and translator of music texts 2005-2016. Institutional affiliations: docent for “Musikkonzepte nach 1945” [Music Concepts after 1945] at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany, 2005-2012, and Researcher at LISAA, Université Paris-Est, France, 2013-present.
Retired 2012. Resident of Stuttgart, Germany. Trying not to go buggy here and wishing I had a dog.