Kirsten Volness is a composer and pianist currently residing in Providence, RI. Her acoustic and electronic music is often inspired by nature, myth, science, spirituality, and environmental and sociopolitical issues. She has received commissions from the BMI Foundation, ASCAP/SEAMUS, World Future Council, and various notable performers and new music ensembles. When not writing electro/acoustic music, she plays piano for NYC-based Hotel Elefant, collaborates with Meridian Project and Awesome Collective on multimedia performances, writes and performs operas with homeless advocacy group Tenderloin Opera Company, serves on the board of directors for the Boston New Music Initiative, and is an affiliate artist of Sleeping Weazel. She holds composition degrees from the Universities of Michigan (DMA, MM) and Minnesota (BA summa cum laude), and teaches privately and at the University of Rhode Island.



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