Red Wierenga

Real Name:
Red Wierenga
Profile:
Red Wierenga is a pianist/accordionist/respectronicist/improviser currently based in New York City. As a musician, Wierenga is primarily concerned with the interstices of electronic and acoustic sound, composition and extemporization, and free jazz and free improvisation. He works to interface acoustic instruments with electronics and builds physical devices for the control of computerized sound, producing new instruments and meta-instruments. He designs both his self-termed “respectronics” and his compositions to be particularly conducive to improvisation. His software creations have been used in performances by musicians including Keith Rowe and Jim Black. Wierenga received his Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where his teachers included Harold Danko and Ralph Alessi. In 2004, Wierenga moved to the Netherlands, where he studied electronic and computer music at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. There he studied with Joel Ryan and designed and built the first Respectron, a novel physical interface for gestural control of electronic music.
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Instruments & Performance

Roist 01 The Full Respect — Red Wierenga The Respect Sextet The Respect Sextet - The Full Respect(CD, Album) Roister Records Roist 01 US 2003 Sell This Version
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none From Midnight On — Red Wierenga Nell Bryden Nell Bryden - From Midnight On(CD, EP) 157 Records none US 2005 Sell This Version
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Roist 02 Respect In You — Red Wierenga The Respect Sextet The Respect Sextet - Respect In You(CD, Album) Roister Records Roist 02 US 2005 Sell This Version
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none Brooklyn Jazz Underground (Volume 2) — Red Wierenga Various Angels & Demons At Play (Edit) Various - Brooklyn Jazz Underground (Volume 2)(CD, Comp) bjurecords none US 2007 Sell This Version
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AVANT 06 Sirius Respect — Red Wierenga The Respect Sextet Play The Music Of Sun Ra & Stockhausen* The Respect Sextet Play The Music Of Sun Ra & Stockhausen* - Sirius Respect(CD, Album) Mode Avant AVANT 06 US 2009 Sell This Version
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none Fresh Made Cuppa Tea — Red Wierenga Jennifer Zarine Jennifer Zarine - Fresh Made Cuppa Tea(CD, Album) Not On Label (Jennifer Zarine Self-released) none US 2010 Sell This Version
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740 Spectrum — Red Wierenga David Crowell Ensemble Great Wide Open David Crowell Ensemble - Spectrum(CD, Album) Innova Recordings 740 US 2010 Sell This Version
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AVANT 14 Respect In Yule — Red Wierenga The Respect Sextet The Respect Sextet - Respect In Yule(CD, Album) Mode Avant AVANT 14 US 2012 Sell This Version
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Rune 377 September — Red Wierenga The Claudia Quintet The Claudia Quintet - September(CD) Cuneiform Records Rune 377 US 2013 Sell This Version
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HMU 907608 Music For 18 Musicians — Red Wierenga Steve Reich - Ensemble Signal*, Brad Lubman Steve Reich - Ensemble Signal*, Brad Lubman - Music For 18 Musicians (Album) Harmonia Mundi HMU 907608 US 2015 Sell This Version
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80767-2 You — Red Wierenga Anthony Coleman Station RER (B) Drancy Anthony Coleman - You(CD, Album) New World Records 80767-2 US 2015 Sell This Version
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RUNE427 Super Petite — Red Wierenga The Claudia Quintet The Claudia Quintet - Super Petite(CD, Album) Cuneiform Records RUNE427 US 2016 Sell This Version
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CA21150 Acquanetta — Red Wierenga Michael Gordon (2) Michael Gordon (2) - Acquanetta(CD) Cantaloupe Music CA21150 US 2019 Sell This Version
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Writing & Arrangement

Roist 01 The Full Respect — Red Wierenga The Respect Sextet Carrion Luggage The Respect Sextet - The Full Respect(CD, Album) Roister Records Roist 01 US 2003 Sell This Version
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Roist 02 Respect In You — Red Wierenga The Respect Sextet Riot Of Light The Respect Sextet - Respect In You(CD, Album) Roister Records Roist 02 US 2005 Sell This Version