Bachelor of Arts in Music with honors, University California, Santa Cruz, 1982. Master of Arts in Music Theory, University California, San Diego, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Music (Ethnomusicology), University of California at Los Angeles, 1995.
Music director, composer Company Theatre Foundation, Los Angeles, 1970-1972, ProVisional Theatre, Los Angeles, Theater Workshop Boston, 1973-1976, James Joyce Memorial Liquid Theatre, Paris, London, 1972. Production manager Music Center Los Angeles Forum Lab, Hollywood, California, 1972-1973. Producer Cosmic Mass, World Spiritual Summit Conference, United Nations, New York City, 1975.
Freelance composer, producer, artists manager Los Angeles, San Francisco, 1976-1998. General manager Whole Earth Access Company, Berkeley, California, 1978-1979. Teacher assistant University California, La Jolla, 1982-1984.
Teacher associate, researcher music department University of California at Los Angeles, 1984-1988. Project director 360 (Degrees) Productions, San Rafael, California, 1988-1992. Operations director BRG Corporation, Mill Valley, 1992-1994.
Executive producer Available Sound, Salzburg, Austria, 1995-1996. Consultant Kuper Advertising, Boulder, Colorado, 1986, Lotus Records, Salzburg, 1996-1998. Executive producer Fleischmann's Yeast, San Leandro, California, 1993.
Guest lecturer University California, Davis, San Francisco University, 1997, 98, University Maryland, College Park., 2002. Assistant director Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Washington, since 1998. Teacher graduate seminar in ethnomusicology University Maryland, College Park, 2005.
Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, Society for Ethnomusicology, International Council for Traditional Music, American Federation Musicians.
Son of; married Patrizia Pallaro, September 21, 1986. Children: Samuel Clement, Jonas.