Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Freida Abtan

Freida Abtan

Assistant Professor of Electronic Music Composition

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Freida Abtan is a Canadian audiovisual composer and multi-disciplinary artist with a keen interest in immersive media. She works between fixed and real-time computational technologies in sound and video for concert diffusion, installation, and large-scale multimedia performance situations. Her music ranges from acousmatic composition to more industrial and pop-influenced experimental performance. Both as a solo artist, and as a floating member of the renowned experimental music group Nurse with Wound, she has toured her music and visuals internationally. Her compositions, performances, and installations have been featured at ICMC, the Spark Festival of Electronic Music, Mutek, The Elektra Festival, and Cap Sembrat amongst many others. Currently, she teaches Electronic Music Composition at Carnegie Mellon University.