I am a writer/musician. Since the early oughts, I began composing my own music, which I produce under the name “tchem.” That is pronounced, “t,” as in the word, “tea,” followed by “chem,” as in the beginning of the word, “chemistry.” I have written over 500 songs, collected in many albums – some conceptually, some randomly. I have also had songs featured in some local short films. Artist comparisons have ranged from Depeche Mode to Radiohead to M83. I have performed live, a handful of times, in El Paso, Texas – where I grew up.
In regards to writing, I dabbled in it at the end of high school, but didn’t actively practice it until around 2007, when I started taking creative writing courses at the University of Texas at El Paso. It became my major – after a couple of years of getting into the foundation of a Geophysics/Physics degree – and I minored in anthropology. While finishing my BA, a group of friends and I created a university writing club and reading series, which had great local success. Not too long afterwards, I was accepted into the MFA Creative Writing Program at the New School in New York City. I graduated from the program in 2011 with a good start on a literary fiction novel and moved back to El Paso, where I’ve been working on creative projects and studying for the June 2012 LSAT.
You can find some of my music here, http://tchem.bandcamp.com/, and you can listen to things for free.