Electronic musician, multimedia event producer, art book publisher and mad scientist collector, Nalepa has explored a range of territories, but his first love always has been music. Armed with his analog synths, Ableton Live, and an arsenal of effects, Nalepa crafts songs by fusing together deep dub bass, glitchy breaks, bioacoustic atmospheres and beautiful sinewave melodies.
Based in Los Angeles, Nalepa is a producer, keyboardist, programmer and sound designer who has collaborated with world-renowned artists from across the musical spectrum, including producer Bill Laswell, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, violinist Lili Haydn, pianist Paul Cantelon, pipe organist Christoph Bull, Chinese classical musicians Bin He and Jiangli Yu, singer and slide guitarist Root Hub, VJ Benton-C Bainbridge, lecturer Erik Davis, radionics researcher Duncan Laurie, guitarist Nels Cline, performance painter Norton Wisdom and funk legend George Clinton.
He has performed with a talented roster of electronic music artists including Murcof (Leaf), (a)pendics.shuffle aka 8FM (Orac/Kompakt), Jimmy Edgar (Warp), John Tejada (Plug Research), Deru (Merck, Mille Plateux), Edit (Planet Mu), David Last (The Agriculture), Oblaat (Cronica), Bluetech (Native State, Aleph-Zero), Logreybeam (Type), Sariah Storm (Terpsichore Group), Drumcell (Droid Behavior) and RD (ELM, the Designed Disorder).
After graduating from Yale in 1994 with a degree in Economics and Mathematics and a spot on the Academic All-Ivy Football Team, Nalepa moved to Los Angeles where he taught high school math and science, worked in TV and film production, and held a position as a paranormal news researcher for the national daily show Strange Universe. Nalepa and two friends then founded the art book publishing company Dilettante Press, publishing three award-winning books and producing exhibitions and multimedia events at museums and art galleries around the world.
Returning his focus to music, Nalepa played keyboards and produced several songs on Lili Haydn's album Light Blue Sun, co-produced by Bill Laswell. He has contributed music for various documentary films and TV projects, created the ProSessions loop library Sounds of Unseen Worlds with sonic visionary Duncan Laurie, and produced the classical-meets-electronica album Organica with UCLA university organist Christoph Bull.
Currently the Technical Marketing Specialist for M-Audio, Nalepa is the resident Abelton Live expert, teaching clinics on both Live and Pro Tools M-Powered, as well as providing VIP technical support for sponsored artists and journalists. He is an experienced teacher, technical writer and instructional video producer who recently wrote and produced Reason 3 CSi Master, contributed to Ableton Live 4 CSi Master, and is currently authoring the book MIDI Sequencing in Reason.