What I Do
I work for Agilent Technologies , helping to design instruments for chemical analyses. That means that I do things like this:
- Write software
- Do math
- Drill holes in metal
- Play with lots of other fun things
Much of my work has focused on time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Here’s a fun demo illustrating the principals of TOFMS.
See my Curriculum Vita. (PDF)
I’m the principal conductor of the South Bay Philharmonic, which was once known as the Hewlett-Packard Symphony Orchestra.
- See my conducting repertoire
and conducting résumé
- Conducting SBP’s debut concert in 2009
- I’ve conducted the orchestra at Google in Mountain View several times.
- Read a silly little article posted about me at work in 2000.
- I was one of four conductors in Redwood Symphony’s performance of Ives’s 4th symphony in 1998. See a photo. Read the review .
Oboe / English Horn
I’ve played oboe and English horn in various local groups. Here’s a fairly complete list:
- Redwood Symphony
- Nova Vista Symphony
- Peninsula Symphony
- Master Sinfonia
- Palo Alto Philharmonic
- Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Here are some video and audio clips:
- Playing Star Wars in a Star Trek costume
- Playing oboe and (pre-recorded) piano
Diana Keech’s Scherzo Rondoso (excerpt). I’m playing oboe and pre-recorded digital piano here, at a Fall 1999 HP Symphony concert, in what is believed to be the world-premier recording of this piece.
I design and typeset the concert programs for Redwood Symphony and the South Bay Philharmonic. For many years I helped produce marketing materials for Redwood Symphony as well.
Once upon a time, I was the typographer for Inforum, an internal publication of Agilent Laboratories.
Here is an old piece I wrote on Typography for Scientific and Business Documents.