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Red Wierenga is a acoustic and electronic improviser and composer based in New York. His longest creative association is with the Respect Sextet, called “a group which has released one of the most compelling recordings of the year,” by the Wall Street Journal, and “one of the best and most ambitious new ensembles in jazz” by Signal To Noise.

He performs and records in a variety of musical settings, from free improvisation, jazz, and new music to rock, pop, and world musics, with artists including The Claudia Quintet, Ensemble Signal, Salo, Fireworks Ensemble, and David Crowell.
Wierenga builds and performs with new interfaces for electro-acoustic improvisation, working with analog and digital synthesizers.
He received his bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Harold Danko, Ralph Alessi, and Kevin Puts. After having studied at the Institute of Sonology with Joel Ryan and Paul Berg, he is now an Enhanced Chancellor's Fellow at CUNY Graduate Center. He teaches Electronic Music and Music In Civilization at Baruch College and directs the Brooklyn Electroacoustic Ensemble at Brooklyn College.

He is currently working on his commission for the New Synchronisms project with percussionist Jonathan Singer.

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