Renée Coulombe

Programme Lead, Creative Production (Music)

Renée T. Coulombe is a musician, scholar, and entrepreneur of considerable breadth. At once a composer of instrumental, electronic and acousmatic works, she is also an active improvising and experimental pianist and vocalist, a commercial and independent producer and publisher, a transmedia installation artist and performer, and an academic and scholar engaged at the intersections of critical theory, music and media. 

In 2018 she founded The Willows Nest, a collaborative production platform and informal art space in Friedrichshain, Berlin where she serves as artistic director. She teaches music composition, theory, media scoring and artistic production at Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology at the historic Funkhaus facility in Rummelsberg, Berlin. She is also an Audio Engineer and Producer for the innovative audio app Blinkist.

In 2010 she founded Banshee Media as the parent company for her print and online streaming publishing of critical and artistic content, including The Sounds Curious Podcast.  In that year she also founded the transmedia performance collective Improvised Alchemy to sustain long term collaborative and improvisative performance events across borders, genres and disciplines.  She maintains a brisk touring, presentation and residency schedule at Universities and artistic institutions around the globe as a solo artist, with her collective and a variety of other collaborations.  When not creating audio and media art, she spends her spare time as a designer of sustainable and eco-friendly art clothing and accessories, available through her shop: Banshee House of Make at