Member Profile: Leah Reid
Dr. Leah Reid is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her primary research interests involve the perception, modeling, and compositional applications of timbre. In her works, timbre acts as a catalyst for exploring new soundscapes, time, space, perception, and color. In recent reviews, Reid’s works have been described as “immersive,” “haunting,” and “shimmering.” Her works are frequently performed throughout Europe and North America, with notable premieres by Accordant Commons, Ensemble Móbile, the Jack Quartet, McGill’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, Sound Gear, Talea, and Yarn/Wire. Her compositions have been presented at festivals, conferences, and in major venues throughout the world, including Aveiro_Síntese (Portugal), BEAST FEaST (England), EviMus (Germany), Forgotten Spaces: EuroMicrofest (Germany), ICMC (USA), IRCAM’s ManiFeste (France), the San Francisco Tape Music Festival (USA), Série de Música de Câmara (Brazil), SMC(Germany), the Tilde New Music Festival (Australia), and TIES (Canada), among many others. Samples of her music are available through Ablaze Records. Reid received her D.M.A. and M.A. in music composition from Stanford University and her B.Mus from McGill University. Reid is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses in music composition and technology. Additional information may be found at www.leahreidmusic.com.