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Ross Karre


Ross Karre (b. 1983 in Battle Creek, MI) is a percussionist and temporal artist based in New York City. His primary focus is the combination of media selected from classical percussion, electronics, theater, moving image, visual art, and lighting design. He holds degrees from Oberlin and UCSD. After completing his Doctorate in Music at UCSD with Steven Schick, Ross formalized his intermedia studies with a Master of Fine Arts from UCSD. He has worked closely with composers from around the world such as Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, and Harrison Birtwistle in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Ross is a percussionist and director of production for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and performs regularly with red fish blue fish, Third Coast Percussion (Chicago), the National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble (DC), and many others. Ross is the founder and owner of a growing arts documentation business called rKAD (rosskarre.com/rkad) specializing in video and audio recordings of performing arts.