Sean Reed

Sean Reed
Year of birth, place
1970, Camden, Maine, United States
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
Institute for Visual Media, Institute for Music and Acoustics
At the ZKM
  • 2001

Studies at Trinity College Dublin, the Hamburg College of Music and Theater, and the Eastman School of Music. Active as a composer for instrumental ensembles as well as interactive and fixed-media electroacoustic music, including collaboration with video and visual art, dance, theater, and space-sound installations. International performances of independent and collaborative works by soloists of the ensemble modern, within the »zeitoper series« of the Hanover State Opera, at the CYNETart, ISEA, and ICMC festivals, the transmediale in Berlin, and at the EMPAC in Troy, New York. Awarded several prizes and stipends, including within the Nachwuchsforum of the German Society for Contemporary Music (GNM), the Asolo 1st prize for computer art, by the INMM in Darmstadt, the Culture Committee of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Sean has worked as an adjunct lecturer at Trinity College Dublin for courses in both instrumental composition and music technology, and as a research technician at the University of Edinburgh for the algorithmic composition software »slippery chicken« by Michael Edwards. He is a member of the »Dublin Spatial Music Collective«. His work is published by sumtone.

Works in connection with the ZKM:

  • Robert Darroll, Sean Reed: »Oracle« [2005-07]
  • Robert Darroll, Sean Reed: »Bedlam« [2001-2005]
  • Christian Ziegler: »turned« [2004], Composition: Sean Reed

[Last update: 2007]