General Blather

The News!

Well, I think the cat’s already out of the bag, but just in case we’re not in constant contact, here’s the news I mentioned in passing.. I just received my official offer this morning for a PhD program at the University of Huddersfield! I’ll be starting next month, in mid-September.

I’ll be studying music through an evolutionary lens, specifically focusing in on the role that selection plays in music evolution. This is a very interdisciplinary project that will involve some creative computing, so there should be a lot to share! If you are interested in learning more about my program (or if you’d like to read my proposal, which always has the possibility of being a fine example of the best-laid-plans proverb), let me know!

More art and music are coming to this space, of course. But I thought this news needed its own post!

Thanks for being here and celebrating with me!

General Blather

Oh gosh, hi!

Hi! My name is Mandikat! I imagine if you’re here, you already know me, but just in case, here’s a little introduction. I’m a composer, musician, teacher, artist, and collaborator. I grew up in Minnesota, and I moved to Scotland with my husband in 2013. I have a BMus in music theory/composition and an MA in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, wherein I studied how art and music interact in the brain, and how that interaction influenced art and music history.

I’ve been making a variety of musical and artistic projects since before I can remember, and I finally decided to make a place to keep them all.

This is not a professional site, but rather a place to store all the silly things that I make for fun. Most of them would otherwise be sent to one or two people and then be discarded, so I’m happy that you’re here!

The menus will work a bit better once I have a bit of content, but they can also give you a little preview of what you can expect here once I start posting content.

I hope this brief introduction helps, and that we’ll all be really good friends in no time!

Nice to meet you!