It would be difficult to discern whether Michele Cavallari is a scientist or a musician, but simple to see that each world informs the other. He is currently in Boston as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Neurological Imaging of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School). His research focuses on magnetic resonance imaging as a tool to better understand neurological diseases. As a musician, he probes and plods through various traditions—from classical and jazz to electronic music. But at the core, his music skirts the boundaries of natural tones by processing them with effects that take each sound beyond its natural resonance.