Specialist in hyperpiano, which "involves...striking and strumming the strings with...household objects," according to one definition.
He studied political science at Williams College.
He created a new soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the 1920 silent-film classic.
His mother recalled that he was able to recreate Chopin's Minute Waltz by ear when he was five, although he didn't remember doing so.
He was greatly influenced by John Cage's unconventional approach to music.