Currently based in State College, Pennsylvania, Tucker's musical practice includes works for soloists, ensembles, and electronic media.
His music has been programmed and honored at festivals and events, including the inaugural Dot-The-Line new music festival (Seoul), soundSCAPE Festival (Cesena), Composing in the Wilderness (Prince William Sound, NYC), Shastra Rhythm Workshop, 2018 MCS Elements showcase, and the National Young Composers' Challenge. Tucker was awarded the Peter T. Luckie Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research at Penn State in spring of 2020 for his quadrophonic playback work a presence within reassembly. Interested in interdisciplinary practice, He served as a collaborative creator in a workshop with artist Nick Cave and for the "Music for the Visible Turn" concert at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in 2019.
He seeks to draw connections between philosophy, mathematics, design, and social justice through his work. These ideas are often synthesized through a blend of experimentation and highly organized systems. Recent explorations in Tucker's music have included prescriptive applications of mathematical relationships/number sequences, the reorganization of improvised materials, integral conceptual structures, and various attempts to combat phenomenologies of timelessness and placelessness.
As a performer and improviser on bassoons and electronics, Tucker is involved with various collaborative and solo projects. His duo project with percussionist Lionel Martinez (spank;) recently released spank; + Logan Barrett, a full-length project in collaboration with composer/electronic musician Logan Barrett. Tucker has recently performed works by Peter Ablinger, Sam Pluta, and Leah Mullen.
A consistent supporter of new music, Tucker has helped organize many events, festivals, and concerts. From 2017-2019 he served as a production team member, librarian, and logistics coordinator for the New Music Consortium at the University of South Florida, a student organization dedicated to the performance and promotion of new music. During his time with the organization, Tucker helped coordinate the 2018 USF New Music Festival, the 2019 International Call for Scores, and several other events. He is currently the president of the recently relaunched Living Music organization at Penn State University.
Tucker is pursuing the BM in music composition at Pennsylvania State University, where his composition teachers are Baljinder Sekhon and Steven Rice. He has previously studied with Susanna Hancock, Paul Reller, and Benjamin Whiting at the University of South Florida. Additionally, he has attended masterclasses and lessons with Matt Barber, Osnat Netzer, Anthony Green, David Liptak, George Lewis, and Emily Koh.