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Sat 12/7/19

unbody performed by the Living Earth Show @ Elliot program center, Stanford

I am writing a new piece, unbody, for The Living Earth Show that will be premiered here!


Installation: Doublevision

On view @ CCRMA, Stanford, January 9 - February 3rd, 2019

Inaugural piece for the Wall for AudioVisual Expression (WAVE)

Opening Reception and Talk on January 9th, 2019, 5:30 - 7pm

CCRMA Event, Stanford Event

Doublevision is a video installation that turns audio and movement into visuals. The visuals are created using only audio signals by exploiting old CRT television technology. The work aims to remove the boundary between audio and video as physical media, and highlight the perceptual distinction. Ambient sounds and movements affect the visuals in real time, hence the name Doublevision. 

Audiovisual designs for Music 256a

@ Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Autumn quarter, 2018


Liferaft is a game, an instrument, and a story. It was inspired by Minecraft, and allows the player to create both a sonic and physical landscape. Go here to view the full documentation and code.


Saturnia is an audio visualizer implemented in C++ and OpenGL. The video for saturnia shows a narrative of the birth, life, and death of a fictional planetary body with audio. Go here to view the video and full documentation.


GlowSeq (pronounced "glowseek") is an audio sequencer programmed in Unity, ChucK, and Chunity, that allows the user to change the pitch and speed of playback for preloaded audio samples. Go here to view a video of it in action and full documentation.

VIDEO INSTALLATIONs for kamuna 2018

@ ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE, August, 2018

Audiovisual installations by Barbara Nerness (visuals) and Benjamin Miller (audio) for KAMUNA 2018 on August 4th, 2018.

Audio is primarily bass, so please wear headphones (not earbuds) when watching the video.

Audio was remixed from live-streamed performances by Lasse-Marc Riek, Lintu + Royk, KITeratur, and No Input Ensemble. Videography by Jürgen Galli.

Read about my experience interning at ZKM Karlsruhe in Summer 2018 as a Stanford Graduate Internship and Research Program in Germany Fellow!



final project for Music 255 @ Stanford University, Spring quarter, 2018

Relate is an instrument, a composition, and a performance. The instrument is made out of a Leap motion and programmed in Max/MSP using the granular synthesis patch from Wekinator. Additional drones were created using FM synthesis in ChucK.



The score shows the gestures available to the player. However, it does not specify any other information, as it is meant to be left open to interpretation. Performers could choose a starting position and travel only to adjacent squares.


an intermedia performance piece, 2018

This audiovisual work began during my Intermedia Art course at Stanford in Winter quarter 2018. All sounds, words, and visuals were created by myself, except for the aerial background footage, which is from FBI surveillance helicopters during the 2015 Baltimore protests for Freddie Gray.

Please wear headphones when listening to the track below, as it is a binaural mixdown of a 23-channel dome.

Performed at the CCRMA Open House on the CCRMA stage (Stanford University), February 8th, 2018.

Final Project Performance for Intermedia Workshop at CCRMA stage (Stanford University), March 15th, 2018.



Barbara Nerness

This piece was recorded in October 2013 at The Integratron, an acoustically shaped dome, in Landers, CA. Movement II was released in Issue No. 5: Field Guide by Mudthroat Records.


Karte Kinski

Karte Kinski was a four-piece band led by myself. We formed in 2011, performed around the Bay throughout 2012, and recorded an album in January 2013. You can listen below and buy cassettes or CDs over on bandcamp!

photo by Ashleigh McArthur

photo by Ashleigh McArthur

I am many things, but foremost an artist, researcher, and composer. Currently I’m working toward a PhD at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. I have a Masters in Music, Science, and Technology from Stanford and a BA in Mathematics from UC Berkeley. As you can probably tell, I enjoy film photography and nature, too.

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THU 4/4/19

fri 3/1/19

sat 2/9/19


I will be performing live electronics in this fantastic opera by Elli Papakonstantinou!

sonimenology @ center for new music, sf

I’ll be performing with Alkimiya Transfer, a duo of Stephanie Sherriff and myself, alongside performances by the duo of Christopher Jette and Chris Christensen, and John Davis.

Christopher Costanza, Christopher Jette, and fff: Openings @ CCRMA stage, Stanford

I will be performing on stethophone in fff ensemble and showing a 5th order ambisonic audiovisual interlude in collaboration with Michiko Theurer!


I am organizing/curating an interdisciplinary event where artists and musicians fill the galleries of the Anderson collection with sounds and visuals.


I will perform Resist.


I will perform Resist and Alkimiya Transfer, a duo of Stephanie Sherriff and myself on electronic sounds, will play our piece, 417.

CEMEC @ MILLS college, Oakland

I will perform Resist and Alkimiya Transfer, a duo of Stephanie Sherriff and myself on electronic sounds, will play our piece, 417.

Oedipus: Sex with Mum was Blinding

I will provide real-time audio soundscapes and electronics for this amazing hybrid opera libretto directed by Elli Papakonstantinou, with music composition by Julia Kent and Tilemachos Moussas. 

@ ccrma open house

Alkimiya Transfer, a duo of Stephanie Sherriff and myself on electronic and handmade sounds, will perform 417 as part of the afternoon concert, utilizing the 56.8 system on the stage and 5th order ambisonics.

day of noise @ kzsu 90.1

Alkimiya Transfer, a duo of Stephanie Sherriff and myself on electronic and handmade sounds, will play a live improvised set from 8:00 - 8:30 AM on KZSU 90.1 Stanford.

Bing concert hall, stanford

As part of CCRMA’s electroacoustic concerts at Bing, I will be performing a new piece, 417, with Alkimiya Transfer, a duo of Stephanie Sherriff and myself on electronic and handmade sounds.

sat 2/2/19

sat 1/26/19

fff @ CCRMA stage, stanford

I will be improvising along with a newly formed collective of women composers, musicians, and artists, called fff.