Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music, Arts and Education



Cole Blouin is a guitarist, composer, songwriter, producer, and music teacher based in Queens, NY. His work – across scores, improvised music, and popular song – engages memory, temporality, non-linearity, phenomena, and the fragile threshold between narrativity and non-narrativity. Recent works include ‘Mundiglossia/Bloom (‘…patiently, ’), a 48-minute solo for soprano saxophone, and ‘Songs of Desire and Belonging’, an EP comprised of four songs. He holds a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music (member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society) and has attended Oberlin College, as well as festivals including Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar and Vermont-located New Music On The Point. His mentors and teachers have included figures as diverse as Joe Morris, Carla Kihlstedt, Anthony Coleman, Stratis Minakakis, Trevor Bača, and briefly, Julian Lage. His piece “Mutual Horizon” is used in the forthcoming film “Before You Blink”. Between 2017 and 2019 he organized and played five primarily DIY tours of singer-songwriter music across the American Midwest, the East and West coasts, and parts of Canada. He currently is active as a composer, improviser, and coordinator for New York-based contemporary music collective Team of Collaborative Associates; maintaining an improvising trio of viola, violin, and guitar; writing score-based music; participating as a research assistant in study on music and cognition through MIT’s Media Lab; learning to sing; and developing his debut record of songs. Extramusical interests include literature, cinema, coffee, and spending time outside. Cole teaches guitar, composition, songwriting, electric bass, music theory, and ear-training at all levels. He also teaches beginner piano.