Renée T. Coulombe, PhD, is a musician, scholar, and entrepreneur of considerable breadth. At once a composer of instrumental, Interactive and acousmatic works, she is also an improvising and experimental pianist and vocalist, a commercial and private producer and publisher, a transmedia installation artist and performer, and a scholar engaged at the intersections of critical theory, music and media.
A prolific composer, her works have been broadcast, streamed and performed live at festivals and venues around the globe, and at such notable venues as She is founder of the new media publishing company, Banshee Media, which explores the nexus of emergent media art, immersive technologies and digital distribution. She collaborates frequently in a variety of improvising and experimental performance ensembles including the transmedia collective, Improvised Alchemy, and the experimental sound and visual art duo, Les Demoiselles D’Analogue with visual and sound artist, Aude Rrose. In 2018, she opened The Willows Nest, as a private production and teaching platform in the historic neighborhood of Friedrichshain, Berlin. Here she cultivates and nurtures independent and emergent art and artists through teaching, mentorship and an adaptive production platform. The Willows Nest hosts several ongoing production activities, including streaming events, online teaching and workshops focused on music composition, improvisation, Deep Listening and media content creation.
A professor of music theory and composition, she currently teaches Composition and Theory in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology in the historic Funkhaus, Berlin. She has previously taught at the University of California, University of San Diego, Mesa College and Art Institute in the United States. Her scholarly works have been published in international journals and collections, and she has presented at conferences and festivals around the globe.
She is an audio producer for the educational app Blinkist, available at www.blinkist.com. Active as an audio producer for many freelance radio and broadcast clients, she also hosts and produces the Sounds Curious podcast exploring fringes of sound art, field recordings, experimental composition and improvisation.
More information, and selected media, can be found on her website:
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