Lee Gilboa

Assistant Professor
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Lee Gilboa is an Israeli composer, researcher, and audio engineer. In her work, she uses speech, audio spatialization, and vocal processing, and engages with different themes around sonic identity such as naming, representation, collectivity, oppression, and self-expression. While living in New York between 2017 and 2019, she began her work as a curator for Daniel Neumann’s CT::SWaM, and she developed her debut album, The Possibility of Sonic Portraiture (Contour Editions). Her works have been presented at Roulette Intermedium, the Immersion Room at New York University, the Cube at Virginia Tech, the Ars Electronica Forum Wallis festival, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, among others, and at conferences such as the Audio Testimonies Symposium, Residual Noise, and the Sound of Sound Studies. Gilboa has participated in several master classes and artist residencies internationally, including the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Honk-Tweet, and IRCAM's ManiFeste Academy. She holds degrees from Berklee College of Music and Columbia University. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Brown University’s music and multimedia composition program. Recent activities include the release of a collection of works titled The Other’s Conception and a collaboration with the rapper Sammus.

Career Highlights
  • Collaborated with Sammus on the piece "Halves of a Story"
  • Recording engineer on the album Voy by Nella Rojas (tracks 8, 9)
  • Artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts
  • Composer in residence at the Honk-Tweet
  • Named a Collaborative Humanities Fellow at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities
  • Recipient of the Sheridan Teaching Seminar Program Certificate from the Sheridan Center at Brown University
  • M.A., Brown University, music and multimedia composition
  • M.F.A., Columbia University, sound art
  • B.M., Berklee College of Music, electronic production and design, jazz composition
  • Diploma, Israeli Conservatory Tel Aviv, jazz performance
In Their Own Words

My goal is for students to leave my class knowing that they learned something and having the confidence to use that something in their lives and music. Whether we are talking about a DAW, composition technique, or production concepts, my teaching is geared towards the ability to apply the skills we acquired together outside of the classroom and in professional career settings. My favorite moment in teaching is that second when things just click. We are all different learners, and this moment comes at different stages for everyone, but once it does, it's a beautiful feeling that gets me excited every time."

My experience is very diverse, and I wear different hats on many occasions. It can be confusing sometimes, but more often than not it's amazing to have the flexibility to communicate and work with different people and have the word 'work' take on different forms. Even though today technology allows us to get very far on our own, working in music always means working with others, and making community is a very big part of musicianship. I believe it is important to develop socially aware practices while also maintaining high-level and professional results. I aid my students in developing skills that support these two parallel aspects of their work."