McCoin Bio

Mark McCoin is a sound and interdisciplinary artist, composer, and educator. He received his MFA in film and studio art from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As a musician, he has performed in a host of venues ranging from large to small, including Carnegie Hall and the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York, at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., 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. He has sound-designed Shakespeare theater at Center Stage in Baltimore and Greek performance art at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. His collaborations include work with Michelle Ellsworth, Mark Amerika, Bruce Odland, Michael Theodore, Dr. Andrew Weil, Joanne Shenandoah, Mary Youngblood, Janet Feder, and Jr. Burke. His own site-specific multidisciplinary works and collaborations include "Circadia", which was performed in a salvage yard, and "Gifts From Unknown Islands," which was conceived and performed in the ATLAS Interdisciplinary Theater in Boulder, CO. Mark is founder and director of  Brave New Audio, his postproduction studio, and teaches creative audio design/composition and interdisciplinary performance/installation in both the Film Studies and Digital Art programs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Taken together, the variety of experience reflected to date in his multi-faceted career continues to prompt his explorations down less familiar avenues in teaching and composition, and in the art of presentation, whether based in performance or installation.