Rachel Devorah Wood Rome

Position
Assistant Professor
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617-747-8910

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Rachel Devorah Wood Rome is a sonic artist and technologist whose works engage the poetics and politics of their specific context. Her works have been heard in the U.S. at the California Electronic Music Exchange, the Computer Music Center at Columbia University, the International SuperCollider Symposium, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, and the Stone, as well as abroad in Canada, China, Cuba, and Ghana, and such European countries as England, Estonia, Finland, France, and Germany, among others.

Career Highlights
  • Collaborations or performances with artists such as Liew Niyomkarn, Fred Frith, Theresa Wong, Roscoe Mitchell, and FLO (female laptop orchestra), among many others
  • Published writings on art and social power in Emergency IndexFeminist Media Histories, and parallax
  • Residencies at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in the U.S., the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) in the Netherlands, Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Sweden, Cove Park in Scotland, and Mooste KülalisStuudio in Estonia, among others
Awards
  • Recipient of the Ruth Anderson Installation Prize from the International Alliance of Women in Music
  • Recipient of the New Music USA grant
  • Recipient of fellowships from the Adrian Piper Foundation in Berlin, Germany; Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s OpenDocLab in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Jefferson Scholars Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia; Ina GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in Paris, France; and the New Museum in New York, New York
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, music composition and computer technologies
  • M.A., Mills College, music composition
  • M.L.I.S., San Jose State University, digital media
  • B.M., City University of New York, music performance, French horn
In Their Own Words

"Technology is magic, but it is not mysterious or scary."

"New media for sonic expression are constantly emerging in the 21st century. An education in creative technologies should give you more than specific technical skills: it should give you an imagination for the new."

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