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Kirsten Reese is a composer and sound artist based in Berlin. She creates experimental music for electronics and instruments, audiovisual installations, and performative works with electronic media.

Kirsten Reese grew up in Hong Kong, the Philippines and the Rhineland and has been living in Berlin since 1988. She studied flute, electroacoustic music and composition in Berlin and New York (1992/93). Her works were presented at concerts and in galleries and at national and international festivals, i.e. Donaueschinger Musiktage 2006 and Festival Rümlingen 2007 and 2010, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik 2011. She received numerous grants and residencies (i.e. Berlin Senate; Stiftung Kulturfonds 2001; Cité des Arts Paris 2006, Villa Aurora Los Angeles 2009). Nomination/Special Award German Sound Art Award (Deutscher Klangkunstpreis) 2010.

As a flutist she has performed mostly experimental music and has worked with many contemporary composers and sound artists. She was co-curator of the festival Klangwerkstatt in Berlin.

Kirsten Reese teaches sound art and intermedia composition at the University of the Arts, Universität der Künste Berlin. From 2007 - 2009 she was guest professor for artistic transformation at the UdK. 2010 she taught at the Bern University of the Arts in the program music and media art. Until 2007 she held a research position at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. She is also working on a research project on Land Sound Art.

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