Rachel Devorah Wood Rome is a sonic artist and feminist technologist.
Her work seeks to reveal and reframe habits of autoecholocation
(situating one’s self with/in sound/space).
She values machines for their patience. She holds space for silence; for stasis; for the archaic.
photo by Danielle Judith Zola Carr
She is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Production and Design/Creative Coding at the Berklee College of Music. She studied sound, technology, and gender at the City University of New York (Queens College); San José State University; Mills College; and the University of Virginia.
Her work has received support from the Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation (Berlin), EMS (Stockholm), GRM (Paris), the Jefferson Scholars Foundation [U.S.], MassMoCA [U.S.], MoKS [Estonia], the New Museum (New York), New Music USA, røst [Norway], and STEIM (Amsterdam). Her installation revontulet won the Ruth Anderson Prize from the International Alliance of Women in Music.
Her artistic, research, and teaching practices amplify critical agency in the use and design of sonic media.
She lives in Boston with her spouse, Carl, and their daughter, Wendy.
contact at rrome at berklee dot edu