Corwin Chair Series Lecture: Leah Reid - Multidimensional Timbre Representations and Current Work

Friday, October 22 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

The Department of Music will present a virtual Corwin Chair Series Lecture featuring composer Leah Reid on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11 am PT via Zoom. Reid will discuss her works, influences, and compositional aesthetic in a lecture titled "Multidimensional Timbre Representations and Current Work."

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About the Artist

Dr. Leah Reid is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. In recent reviews, her works have been described as “immersive,” “haunting,” and “shimmering.” She has received numerous awards and honors, including the American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music, first prizes in the 8th KLANG! International Electroacoustic Composition Competition and the Tesselat Electronic Music Competition, IAWM’s Pauline Oliveros Prize, second prizes in the Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition and the 13th International Destellos Competition, the Film Score Award in Frame Dance Productions’ Music Composition Competition, and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the VCCA, and Hambidge Center.

Reid has worked with ensembles such as Accordant Commons, Blow Up Percussion, Concavo & Convesso, Ensemble Móbile, Guerilla Opera, the Jack Quartet, McGill’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, Neave Trio, Sound Gear, Talea, and Yarn/Wire. Her compositions have been presented at festivals, conferences, and in major venues throughout the world, including including Aveiro_Síntese (Portugal), BEAST FEaST (England), Espacios Sonoros (Argentina), EviMus (Germany), Forgotten Spaces: EuroMicrofest (Germany), the International Computer Music Conference (USA & Chile), IRCAM’s ManiFeste (France), LA Philharmonic's Noon to Midnight (USA), the Matera Intermedia Festival (Italy), the New York City Electronic Music Festival (USA), the OUA Electroacoustic Music Festival (Japan), the San Francisco Tape Music Festival (USA), Série de Música de Câmara (Brazil), the Society of Composers National Conference (USA), Soochow New Voice Concert Series (China), the Sound and Music Computing Conference (Germany), the Tilde New Music Festival (Australia), the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (Canada), and the Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology (Taiwan), among many others.

Reid received her D.M.A. and M.A. in music composition from Stanford University and her B.Mus from McGill University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Additional information may be found at

Photo by Jack Looney