Leonie Roessler is a contemporary composer, sound artist, musician, and teacher living in The Hague (Netherlands), where she recently completed a one-year course at the Institute of Sonology, as well as an “Electronics for Artists” course at the Royal Academy of Art. She studied composition with Calliope Tsoupaki and Peter Adriaansz at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and received her Master Degree in 2013. During her time as a master student, she was also enrolled in the Contemporary Music Through Non-Western Techniques Program at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she studied composition and Carnatic rhythms with Rafael Reina and Jos Zwaanenburg. Leonie earned a Bachelor Degree in Composition and a Minor in Dance Performance at California State University Northridge, and received her Associates Degree in Music (Classical Guitar) at Los Angeles City College.
She was born in the Ruhr District (Ruhrgebiet) in Germany, but relocated to the Southern California when she was sixteen years old, ended up in Los Angeles, and lived there for ten years, with the exception of an intermission of several months in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Recent endeavors include writing, performing, and producing the film score to On the Frontline: The Office of the Prosecutor (a documentary produced by the International Criminal Court), and writing music for UNEVEN dance festival 2013.
These days it is not unlikely that you see her out and about with her field recording equipment, collecting city sounds for another chapter of her soundcollage series Luister Den Haag. Except for Sundays, when you can find her at Villa te Koop, building analogue synthesizers under the instruction of Peter Edwards and synth-legend Rob Hordijk.