photo by Paul Turowski
KRISTINA WARREN is a composer, improviser, critical maker, and lapsed vocalist based in Providence,
Rhode Island [US]. Her practice - including building/playing unique instruments, composing
for/with chamber ensembles, and writing about gender in electronic music - centers listening and noise,
instrumentality and access.
Warren has presented work around the world, including at the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition [US], Espace des arts sans frontières [FR], ICMC [GR, NL], Interfaces [CY], ISSTA [IE], Mise-En Music Festival [US], NIME [US], NYCEMF [US], Spektrum [DE], and TENOR [CA, ES]. Her music has been performed by ensembles such as Chartreuse, Dither, Ekmeles, JACK Quartet, loadbang, Meehan / Perkins Duo, Sō Percussion, and Yarn/Wire. She has been selected as a PEO Scholar Award recipient (2016), an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (2016), and a finalist in the American Composers Forum National Composition Contest (2014).
She performs in various configurations, including the solo project Petra. Recent collaborators include Amy Brandon (guitar, electronics), Kwaku Kwaakye Martin Obeng (African drums), Rachel Devorah (horn, electronics), and Theresa Wong (cello, voice).
Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electronic Music & Multimedia at Brown University, Warren holds a PhD in Composition & Computer Technologies from University of Virginia (2017) and a BA in Music Composition from Duke University (2011).
kristina_warren [at] brown [dot] edu