Composer and interpreter Gene Coleman is a 2013 Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. In his compositions, he takes a fresh approach to the boundaries between sound (or noise) and music. Since 2001, his work has focused on global culture and music’s relationship with architecture, video and dance. Gene Coleman studied composition and music, painting and film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has collaborated with such diverse colleagues as Helmut Lachenmann, George Crumb, Jim O’Rourke and Otomo Yoshihide. Gene Coleman was composer in residence in Rome, Philadelphia, Hamburg, Taipeh, Beirut and Tokyo and has written works for Klangforum Wien, the Japan Society and the Museum of Modern Art, among others.