Corie Rose Soumah

DMA Student in Composition

Corie Rose Soumah is a Canadian composer (QC) currently based in New York. She is interested in shaping fractured and reconstructed sound components through hyper-collages and visceral physical gestures. Her approach is characterized by a keen interest in the interweaving of multiple aesthetic and sonic elements from the perspective of Afro-diasporic geologies. She explores these textures through the overlay of different acoustic mediums as well as electronic and analog technologies.

Soumah works have been performed by an extensive number of ensembles and performers such as Instruments of Happiness, Flux, Hypercube, Ekmeles, Paramirabo, Sixtrum, Contemporary Insight, New Music Concerts, Orkest de Ereprijs and Wet Ink. Her works have also been featured at the 24th Young Composer Meeting, Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts, Festival Musica, MATA festival, soundSCAPE festival,  highSCORE festival and Domaine Forget. Her works have been performed in Canada, the U.S, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy.

Soumah is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in composition at Columbia University. She completed a BMus degree in composition from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Her mentors include Zosha Di Castri, George Lewis, Marcos Balter, Georg Frederich Haas, Annie Gosfield, Michel Tétreault, Nicolas Gilbert and Jimmie Leblanc.