Background | CV


KIRA BELIN


          Kira Belin (b.85)
Lives and works in NYC

Musical sound designer, film music editor and installation artist, working across the disciplines of moving image, immersive experiences, and contemporary multimedia composition. Interested in collaborations with radio, animation, theatre, film, multimedia and dance, her research is focused on the relationships between sound, form, memory and shared impulses.

With background in visual arts, she later attended a post graduate Film Scoring course at the Juilliard School of Music and acquired a Master's Degree (Merit) in Sonic Arts from the University of Glasgow.

Kira has partaken in performing arts residencies at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2012) and Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013, 2014). Her audio-visual and acousmatic compositions have been exhibited at the Sensei and Spotte galleries in NYC & CCA, Glasgow, as well as presented at international sound & music festivals in UK, Croatia, Germany, USA and Mexico. Clients:







Education

| The University of Glasgow - MM (hons) Sonic Arts
| Barbican Centre, London - Projection Mapping
| Open Center, New York - Integrative Sound Practitioner
| The Juilliard School of Music, NYC - Film Scoring
| Hunter College, CUNY, New York - Art Theory & History

Arts Programming Experience

| Spotteart.com, NYC 2014 - 2018:
quarterly art exhibition space programming; design & publishing; creative direction; information database maintanance 
| Sound Thought Music Festival 2015 - 2016:
programming, design, production and curatorial direction of a Sonic Arts festival, bringing over 60 contributors to Glasgow for talks/screenings/performances at CCA Glasgow
| Giallo Film Festival 2012 - 2014:
programming, production and art direction of an international film festival “Giallo Fever”, annual week-long series of talks/screenings at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC 
Commissions/Residencies/Exhibitions

2019 - “Funland” trailer - music sound design, Museum of Sex
2018 - “ID Please” podcast, - audio production & sound design
2018 - “The Wishing Hour”  - commissioned composition for performance at the Assemblage NoMad, NYC, USA
2018 - “Sick Girl” - 20” short/dir. Lisa Talbot - sound mixing & editing
2017 - “FlyCatcher” play, Hope Theatre, London, UK - sound design
2017 - “Augmented Ear Reality”, ACUD, Berlin - workshop residence
2017 - “Obonjan” Music Festival, Croatia - soundscape residence and performances
2017 - “Inclusive Soundscapes” conference, Huddersfield, UK
2017 - “Sound + Environment” conference, Hull, UK
2016 - “Visual Music”festival, Mexico City, Mexico
2016 - “KlingGut”sound symposium, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2016 - “Sound Thought” festival, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
2015 - “BioPresence”art exhibit - jury selected soundscape composition for University of Ohio, USA
2015 - “Dazed”group art show, Sensei Gallery, NYC
2013 & 2014 - “Ramayana”Play, Diwali Festival, Metropolitan Museum, NYC
2012 - Whitney Bienneal, ‘Who’s zoo?” Dance Residency, Whitney Museum, NYC
2012 - River to River Festival, Artist Residency, NYC