rachel devorah wood rome

I am an improvising electronic musician, educator, and labor organizer.

I'm interested in superhuman prolongation, opaque complexity, the re-signification of archaic tools and materials, and parallels between the physical properties and social meanings of spaces.
I practice improvisation with bespoke electronics and with the French horn, my mother tongue.
I value machines for their patience.
When I create improvised electronic music with archival materials specific to the performance context, I use the name 'mehetabel.'

My work has received support from the Adrian Piper Foundation (Berlin), EMS (Stockholm), INA/GRM (Paris), the Goethe Institut [DE], MassMoCA [US], the New Museum [US], New Music USA, STEIM (Amsterdam), Swissnex [CH], and Villa Albertine [FR].
It has been released on pan y rosas discos (Chicago); Infrequent Seams (NYC); and Full Spectrum Records (Littlefield, TX), published by parallax; Feminist Media Histories; and Ugly Duckling Presse, and has been heard in twelve countries on four continents performed by/with artists such as Nava Dunkelman, Fred Frith, Forbes Graham, Brad Henkel, Seiyoung Jang, Ava Mendoza, Roscoe Mitchell, Robbie Lee, Lydia Moyer, Ryan Muncy, Liew Niyomkarn, Erin Rogers, and the William Winant Ensemble.

I am employed as an Assistant Professor of Electronic Production and Design | Creative Coding at the Berklee College of Music, and Councilor with MS1140 AFT Massachusetts.
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