CRR was born the son of a great aviator who assumed he would take the yoke one day. However after mastering the fundamentals of the craft, our brave Corporal realized that the technological aspects of such a pursuit was too much for his more philosophical psyche. So he went off to study music. Marching band madness cratered into improvisationalism with the advent of two significant events in his young career. These lead directly to his participation in what would inevitably become Sounding Vessels. The first was early exposure to Edgar Vareze's Percussion Symphony by no other than CEMNS. That this type of music existed blew CRR's young mind. The second event was meeting AXCI at an anti-war rally. It was soon evident to CRR that an interesting musical soup would be formed by the trio. As per studies in his college years obtaining his Master’s in Music Education, CRR realized the great truth behind the Great Music teacher Carl Orff. This was the emphasis in the non technical improvisational child-like aspect of music making. An approach and philosophy greatly lacking in our culture today, but readily available in SV improvisation. And so CRR moves on in choral and cello-non-cello pursuits alike.