Mark McCoin Bio 

 

Mark McCoin is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, and educator. He received his MFA in film and studio art from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he also taught audio and interdisciplinary art courses in the Film, Digital Art, and Dance programs. Currently he is a professor who heads the New Media art program and directs the "UTSA New Media Collective" at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has performed music in a host of venues, including Carnegie Hall, Merce Cunningham Studio, the Smithsonian, ruin sites in Peru, and villages in Bali, Indonesia. As a scoring composer he has written works for dance, theater, film, art installation, radio, and for multiple seasons of episodic television. His creative collaborations include works with Michelle Ellsworth, Mark Amerika, Bruce Odland, Dr. Andrew Weil,  Joanne Shenandoah, and grammy winners, Tom Wasinger and Mary Youngblood. His own site-specific interdisciplinary works and collaborations include Gifts From Unknown Islands, and most recently, The Feral Piano (with Max Bernstein and string composition by Tom Hagerman from DeVotchKa) which was conceived for and performed at the ATLAS Interdisciplinary Theater in Boulder, CO. Mark is currently serving on the executive board of the Tank Center for the Sonic Arts. Whether based in performance or installation, the variety of experience reflected to date in his multi-faceted career continues to prompt his explorations down less familiar avenues in teaching, creative production, and in the art of presentation.