Discipline: Music Composition

Leah Reid

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Woburn, MA
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

Leah Reid is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. In residence, she worked on pieces that focus on the relationship between timbre and the voice, and will feature poetry from Gertrude Stein's “Tender Buttons.” Reviews have called Reid’s works “immersive,” “haunting,” and “shimmering,” and she has won numerous awards, including the International Alliance for Women in Music's (IAWM) Pauline Oliveros Prize for her piece Pressure and the Film Score Award for her piece Ring, Resonate, Resound.


Monday Music

Leah Reid worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, New Jersey, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The…

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