I’m not entirely convinced life isn’t a simulation – a lot of improbable things have happened so far. I mastered a track that’s currently the 3rd most streamed song of all time (it comes on sometimes when I play Fortnite). Another record I worked on got nominated for a Grammy award when I was 24, setting myself up for a lifetime of unrealistic expectations. I’ve never been employed, only doing freelance work, following my interests and creating jobs for myself since my early teens.

I was mostly left to my own devices growing up in Australia, joining a game development team at age 12, a bluegrass band in high school (winning a Foggy Mountain Breakdown pick-off competition on guitar), before neglecting to get a university degree and somehow landing a career in music. I then spent several years working out how to make things sound good, lost 170lbs, developed an undiagnosed sleep disorder that kept me up for 100 hours straight, and released some of my own records including an eponymous EP and an instrumental hip hop mixtape sampling the soundtracks of Studio Ghibli films, with cover art that I shot and designed myself.

During the longest COVID-19 lockdowns in the western world, most of the commercial leases in Melbourne went vacant, so I did what any rational person would do and built a music production studio in a train on top of a building. As far as I know it’s the only one of its kind in the world.

My interests include running, reading, undisciplined learning, being outdoors, being terminally online, watching hardcore survival games on Twitch as a form of meditation, mean regression, the fractal nature of reality and sitting alone in silence.

I now live in the USA and split my time between Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York, and like to travel. If you’ve made it this far, don’t be a stranger.

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